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Whether interests lay in watching a sporting event or taking part in one, there are several options for Lincoln residents.

For spectator sports, there are two professional teams in the city in addition to college sports, including the University of Nebraska’s Cornhuskers. While the Nebraska football program gets the most attention, Nebraska women sports have also enjoyed a great deal of success in volleyball, soccer and basketball.

The two professional sports teams in Lincoln are the Lincoln Salt Dogs, a minor league baseball team and the Lincoln Stars a semi-professional hockey team of predominantly college-aged players. There is also an auto racing track in nearby Eagle, Neb., Eagle Raceway.

Dozens of the city’s public parks have athletic fields or courts, including five soccer fields, and there are a handful of privately owned facilities that charge rates for access, such as the Abbott Sports Complex.

A less expensive option that the entire family can usually enjoy is bowling. It’s a fairly simple game, inexpensive, and can be a good way to spend a few hours on a cold winter evening or a sweltering summer afternoon.

PArks & Rec

Lincoln’s Department of Parks and Recreation offers a wide range of activities and resources.

The most visible of these resources are the more than 100 public parks spread throughout the city, but Parks & Rec also maintain and operate several community centers, swimming pools, golf courses, and several athletic leagues for softball, baseball, volleyball and...READ MORE

Museums & Culture

There are dozens of options for museums and other cultural landmarks in the city for a fun, relaxing and sometimes educational afternoon.

Several museums and landmarks have free admission, including the State Capitol building which also offers free tours every hour except noon. The tour covers a brief history of the state, its residents and also explains its unique system of government. The tour also explores the architectural and artistic value of the...READ MORE

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