Our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Lincoln are just a short drive from Historic Haymarket restaurants and shops and the bluestem prairie grass in Nine Mile Prairie Park.
Head to the University of Nebraska campus near our Lincoln hotels for the city’s favorite sporting event: Cornhusker football at Memorial Stadium. Art lovers from around the world flock to the university’s International Quilt Study Center to see colorful, hand-stitched quilts and other fiber arts. Free tours introduce visitors to the Nebraska State Capitol building, where a bronze Abraham Lincoln greets guests and colorful mosaics and handsome wood carvings reveal Nebraska’s pioneer history. From our hotels in Lincoln, it’s a short drive to Lincoln’s west side to walk along the free footpaths of Nine Mile Prairie Park. The park’s rare virgin tallgrass prairie is chirping with birdsong and dotted with cottonwood trees and white-fringed orchids.
From our hotels in Lincoln, head to the Historic Haymarket for casual cafe meals, crystal-and-linen dinners or a leisurely late-night drink. In the 1860s this neighborhood was congested with horse-drawn wagons and hay vendors and trains chugalugging in and out of Nebraska’s first train depot. These days the Haymarket is the city’s shopping and dining centerpiece. Sit beneath a 19th-century water tower—now converted into a splashing fountain—and sip Nebraska’s first craft beer. Then order up a tender, juicy Nebraska steak from cattle raised just outside the city on fertile prairie pastureland.
Stay at our hotels in Lincoln and discover one of the prairie’s most vibrant cities. In summer, snack on corndogs at the Nebraska State Fair, and in autumn don your red and white to cheer on the University of Nebraska football team.