Scenic Views & Memorable Experiences Surrounding Lincoln

by Kayla Meyer and Kaylie Hogan-Schnittker

As the saying goes, variety is the spice of life. As a premier destination, Lincoln offers a diverse range of attractions and experiences for all to enjoy—both inside the city and beyond. Surrounded by miles of breathtaking prairie, abundant open spaces and picturesque scenery, it should come as no surprise that Lincoln offers a unique inventory of agritourism opportunities to discover and explore. 

At the crossroads of traditional agriculture and tourism, agritourism is a popular and growing market representing largely untapped amenities. From farm stays and recreation to education and more, incredible destinations await throughout Lancaster County, just minutes from Lincoln in any direction. Our cultivated agritourism encounters appeal to families, tour operators and locals who crave unforgettable experiences beyond the city lights. 

Located just minutes west of Lincoln, Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center amplifies nature’s natural beauty in one of North America’s most distinct settings. Amidst an 850-acre tallgrass prairie, the sprawling preserve contains educational exhibits, miles of walking trails and historic Oregon Trail wagon ruts. Enjoying a warm cup of coffee on a cool morning while watching the sun rise over the prairie is perhaps the best way to greet the day.

Situated 15 minutes south of Lincoln, Roca Berry Farm is home to an abundance of family-friendly activities and gatherings dotting the fall calendar. From hayrack rides to corn mazes and the best farm-fresh treats around, the farm is the perfect bookend to the fall season. Roca Berry Farm also boasts the Creekside Event Barn and the Pioneer Event Barn, nestled in scenic farmland and towering oaks. A beautiful and serene outdoor setting awaits weddings, family gatherings, company celebrations and more. The Creekside Barn is an authentic post and beam 1917 barn, one of the first built in the area that once served as a storage for horses and hay and is now the center of rustic elegance. Additionally, a 1,000 sq ft deck overlooks the nearby Salt Creek. 

Perhaps the most modern embodiment of agritourism in the area exists at Sleepy Bees Lavender Farm just south of Lincoln. Through the cultivation of their lavender plants and visiting honeybees, the farm offers unique lotions, oils, soaps, honey and more with lavender-infused scents and tastes. Farm tours are available when the fields are in bloom throughout the late spring and early summer months, providing visitors a perfect opportunity to see nature in all its beauty. Since beginning operation in 2019, Sleepy Bees continues to expand and provide a unique destination just a few miles outside of Lincoln.

The opportunities for immersive, unforgettable experiences are endless—both throughout Lincoln and beyond. Plan your next adventure or outline an upcoming nature escape in Lincoln and Lancaster County by visiting

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