Get to know this vibrant capital on the prairie when you stay at our Holiday Inn® hotels in Lincoln. Explore the mix of contemporary dining and art galleries in the Haymarket District alongside a restored 19th-century train depot.
In the frontier days, the streets of Lincoln were congested with horse-drawn wagons, hay merchants and belching steam locomotives. These days the vintage brick warehouses in the Historic Haymarket gleam with contemporary art glass and cutting-edge metalwork sculptures. A bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln greets visitors to the Nebraska State Capitol, where free daily tours introduce guests to Nebraska’s history through colorful mosaics, paintings and other works of art. Our Lincoln hotels are near the city’s best children’s attractions. The Lincoln Children’s Museum entertains with kid-size prairie-dog tunnels and an indoor climbing tree; the Lincoln Children’s Zoo houses camels, monkeys and river otters.
Our hotels in Lincoln are just a short walk from the Historic Haymarket neighborhood, abuzz with crowded restaurants and after-hours bars. The streets that once led 19th-century shoppers past overflowing surreys and hay wagons now pave the way to clubby steakhouses known for their tender Nebraska beef. Order a big steak with a heaping helping of potatoes and wash it down with a glass of Lincoln’s own craft beer, brewed right here in the Haymarket, close to our Lincoln hotels. Live country music, blues and indie rock tunes filter out onto the sidewalks in warm weather, when the doors open wide and locals sip cool drinks at sidewalk tables.
Reserve a room in our Holiday Inn Lincoln hotels in summer, when the Nebraska State Fair shows off the state’s prize livestock and visitors snack on corn dogs. In autumn, football fever grips Lincoln, when the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers take to the gridiron.