Plan family-friendly things to do in Lincoln during your vacation

A perfect choice for families visiting the area, the Country Inn & Suites in Lincoln places you near fun activities like touring Centennial Mall and attending concerts at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Catch a fly ball during a Saltdogs baseball game at Haymarket Park, or join nearly 86,000 fans while they cheer on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium. You can also drive less than five miles south to find hours of educational things to do at either 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. 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.

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 city 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 events that range 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
This expansive event center hosts a wide range of gatherings, including trade shows, rodeos, craft festivals, and antique shows. 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 America’s 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.