Find family fun and exciting nearby activities in Lincoln

Make the conveniently located Country Inn & Suites, Lincoln North Hotel and Conference Center, NE your home base for the best activities in Nebraska’s state capital. Whether you’re here for an on-site meeting or just need a place to stay near the LNK airport, you can rest easy at our hotel close to I-80 and Centennial Mall. Catch a fly ball during a Saltdogs baseball game at Haymarket Park, or scream alongside nearly 86,000 Cornhuskers fans at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Memorial Stadium, less than 10 minutes away. Here with your kids? Drive less than five miles south to find hours of educational fun at either the Lincoln Children’s Zoo or the Lincoln Children’s Museum.

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Lincoln Children’s Museum

3.56 mi / 5.74 km from the hotel
This 23,300-square-foot interactive and educational space invites kids to discover and explore. The three-story building boasts hours of hands-on exhibits that spark a child’s learning through the power of play.

Centennial Mall

3.65 mi / 5.88 km from the hotel
This gathering space was built to commemorate the state’s 100th anniversary in 1967 and connects the University of Nebraska with the State Capitol.

Lincoln Children's Zoo

4.45 mi / 7.16 km from the hotel
Both the young and the young-at-heart enjoy seeing the fascinating faces of two-toed sloths, dromedary camels, and Humboldt penguins at this charming zoo. Be sure to check the schedule for annual events like the Red Panda Run and Brews at the Zoo.

Lincoln Saltdogs at Haymarket Park

3.32 mi / 5.35 km from the hotel
With a hot dog in one hand and an icy beverage in the other, sit back and watch the Lincoln Saltdogs swing their way to victory at the award-winning Haymarket Park.

Memorial Stadium

3.29 mi / 5.29 km from the hotel
If you’re a Cornhuskers fan, don’t miss a game at this stadium on the campus of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Though the official capacity is just short of 86,000, the stadium regularly records attendance of more than 90,000 people.

Nebraska History Museum

3.61 mi / 5.8 km from the hotel
The exhibitions at this enriching museum weave tales of Nebraska-area history through more than 125,000 textiles, photos, and fascinating artifacts. Admission is free.

Nebraska State Capitol

4.03 mi / 6.48 km from the hotel
Stroll the grounds of the Capitol’s four interior courtyards, and then ride the elevators to the 14th-floor observation deck for stunning citywide views.

Pinnacle Bank Arena

3.66 mi / 5.88 km from the hotel
Located in Lincoln’s West Haymarket District, this arena hosts graduation ceremonies and entertainment of all kinds, from musical performances to NBA pre-season games.

Great Plains Art Museum

4.47 mi / 7.19 km from the hotel
Situated on the campus of UNL, this museum tells the story of the American plains through sculpture, paintings, drawings, photography, and a 7,500-volume library. Admission is free for all ages.

Lancaster Event Center

3.99 mi / 6.42 km from the hotel
From rodeos and trade shows to antique shows and craft festivals, this expansive event center hosts a wide range of gatherings. If you're in town during the summer, check out the Lancaster County Super Fair.

Sunken Gardens

4.2 mi / 6.76 km from the hotel
Stroll the walkways to take in more than 30,000 plants at this urban garden, listed in the National Geographic Guide to Public Gardens as one of the "300 Best Gardens in the United States and Canada."

University of Nebraska–Lincoln

3.42 mi / 5.51 km from the hotel
Established in 1869, this research university educates more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Visit the UNL campus to see a concert at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts or to cheer on the Cornhuskers at a football game.