This 29th edition of Lincoln Today continues our magazine’s tradition, being one of the nation’s premiere lifestyle publications. Once again, loyalty and love for our city is displayed by our creative team of writers, designers, photographers and advertisers. We thrive on sharing what makes our city unique and wonderful out here on the plains.
Lincoln boasts of an extensive, well maintained park system. Over 131 individual parks, connected by a 248-mile system of recreational trails, along and a number of regional parks are all exceptional. Lovers of the great outdoors enjoy Antelope Park, the Hamann Rose Garden, the stunning Sunken Gardens, the Veterans Memorial Garden, Holmes Lake Park, Pioneers Park and many others easily accessible dotting the city.
You can go horseback riding on equestrian trails, take your dog to one of the many dog runs, play a round on any of Lincoln’s scenic and affordable golf courses, attend a local powwow or just hang out at the famous zoo adjacent to Capitol Parkway. Check out our new resident giraffes and cheetahs while you are there.
It is rare for a city the size of Lincoln to have so much top line art and entertainment available. Galleries, studios, museums and music venues abound. Foreign and local tourists visit the International Quilt Museum showcasing the best quilt collection in the world. Referred to by some as the ‘Music City’ Lincoln hosts quality live performances quenching nearly every music lovers thirst. Shows at the Pinnacle Bank Arena, the Lied Center, Pinewood Bowl, the Bourbon Theatre, the Rococo, Pla-Mor Ballroom, the jazzy Zoo Bar and more… something for everyone.
In the recent years, Lincoln has become a foodie’s dream. From exotic Asian cuisine to homegrown Nebraska beefsteaks and burgers to fantastic fusion…We’ve got it all including artistically brewed hand-crafted beer, fine wine from local vineyards, or some of the best ice cream you will ever taste from the East Campus dairy store. Lincoln will never let your taste buds down.
A strong economy, an educated workforce and low unemployment, make Lincoln a place of positive trends that consistently attract new residents. The University of Nebraska, located in the heart of the city with over 25,000 students, adds energy and creative talent to the local population. It’s not surprising that half of Lincoln’s workforce boasts a post-secondary degree, or that Lincoln was Identified by American Institute for Economic Research (2012) as the sixth best city in the US for college students (among cities with 250,000–1,000,000 residents).
Enough of me bragging about my star city. Lots of other happy Lincoln residents speak for themselves.
So, we proudly present the latest issue of Lincoln Today 2021 and hope you enjoy reading it as much as our team has enjoyed producing it for you.