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View of south Lincoln, Nebraska
View of south Lincoln from the top of the Nebraska State Capitol. You still can imagine the prairies of the Great Plains.
Image: Collin Ulness
 

About Lincoln

Flag of Lincoln, NebraskaSatellite view showing Lincoln, capital and the second most populous city of the State of Nebraska (behind Omaha) in the Midwestern United States. The county seat of Lancaster County is located in the southeastern part of the Cornhusker State.





Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln
Nebraska State Capitol.
Image: Carol M. Highsmith
 
The city was founded in 1859 when settlers platted a town on the east bank of Salt Creek and named it Lancaster. The idea was the exploitation of salt, which was a precious commodity on the prairie in that time. In 1867 Nebraska became the 37th state and the government was in need for a capital in a more central location than Omaha was. A three-man! commission chose Lancaster, which was then renamed after the sixteenth President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.

To insure a firm economic foundation for the capital, the legislature located not only the state government in Lincoln but also other major state institutions -- the university, the penitentiary, and an insane asylum.

Today, Lincoln is a mid-sized American city with a population of 277,300 inhabitants (in 2015), 323,500 people live in Lincoln, Nebraska metropolitan area.
The city is home to the University of Nebraska (UNL), the public research university is the Nebraska's oldest and largest university, founded in 1869.


Best of Lincoln:

International Quilt Study Center & Museum Lincoln, Nebraska
International Quilt Study Center & Museum, to the left the sculpture "Reverie" by Linda Fleming.
Image: University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Historical places: Nebraska State Capitol (Lincoln's latest (third) state capitol building with Art Deco, Neo-Byzantine, and Gothic Revival style elements, built in the 1920s. It is the seat of Nebraska's state government and the unicameral Nebraska Legislature. It was the first state capitol to incorporate a skyscraper into its design, it is the second tallest capitol building in the US, after Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge)

Visual arts: Sheldon Museum of Art (features 19th- and 20th-century American art and a sculpture garden). Great Plains Art Museum (fine arts museum with arts of the Great Plains on display).

Museums:International Quilt Study Center & Museum (quilt museum with one of the largest collection of quilts in the world). University of Nebraska State Museum (the Elephant Hall is a natural history museum, established in 1871). Lester F. Larsen Tractor Museum (only tractor testing museum in the world). Frank H. Woods Telephone Museum (museum featuring the history of the telephone)

Performing arts: Lied Center for the Performing Arts (Performing arts venue and home to the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra and the Lincoln Midwest Ballet). Bourbon Theatre (concert venue inside a remodeled 1920 movie theater)

Parks: Sunken Gardens (garden with two reflecting pools and a cascading waterfall). Lincoln Children's Zoo (up-close encounters with animals)

Outdoors: MoPac Trail (former corridor of the Missouri Pacific Railroad's Omaha Belt Line is now a recreational trail). Holmes Lake Recreation Area (lakeside park with a public golf course and an observatory)

Sports: Memorial Stadium Lincoln (stadium, home field of the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team), Pinnacle Bank Arena (15,000-seats indoor arena for sports and concerts). Bob Devaney Sports Center (sports complex on the campus of the University of Nebraska).

Just zoom in (+) to see Nebraska State Capitol, one of three of America's skyscraper State Capitol buildings. It is a National Historic Landmark and houses the executive, judicial, and legislative offices of the U.S. State of Nebraska.

The page shows a city map of Lincoln with expressways, main roads and streets, zoom out to find the location of Lincoln Airport (IATA code: LNK), about 6.4 mi (10 km) by road, northwest of the city center.

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Local Time Lincoln:
Monday-September-26 2016  05:26  
Standard time zone: Central Standard Time (CST); UTC/GMT -6 hours Central Daylight Time (CDT) in use from the second Sunday in March, ends on the first Sunday in November; time zone offset: UTC/GMT -5 hours
 
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Google Map: Searchable Map of the City of Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.

City Coordinates: 40°48′35″N 96°40′31″W
 
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