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Education and Childcare

Lincoln has an excellent education system that includes both public and private providers and is a great place to raise a family. The city also boasts numerous attractions and activities the entire family can enjoy.

Childcare within the community is widely available and affordable. Additionally, UNL's new Child Care Center will open in August 2009, providing full-time care to children ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age, year-round. During the summer, one classroom is planned for school-aged children, 5-8 years of age. The UNL Children's Center will provide care for children of students, staff, faculty, and alumni. There is currently a waiting list, from which childcare will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Downtown at night

Lincoln downtown by night

Cultural Activities and Recreation

There is much to do in Lincoln, whether you're interested in the arts, sports, music, or fine dining. We provide you just a few ideas here. For more, go to or

Lincoln City Libraries
First Fridays - Each month the Lincoln art community presents a series of art exhibits in galleries across the city.
Ross Theatre
Sheldon Museum of Art
Family activities
Lincoln Community Playhouse
Lincoln Children's Museum
The Haymarket

Salt Dogs - minor league baseball
Stars - USHL hockey
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Nebraska Wesleyan University
Bike and Walking Trails
Parks and Recreation

Lied Center For Performing Arts
Lincoln Symphony Orchestra
Jazz in June—a summer jazz concert series on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's campus.

Dining in the Haymarket
Ribfest: Award-winning BBQ cooks gather from around the world to showcase their talent.
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Partial list of ethnic grocery stores
Partial list of ethnic restaurants

Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha
Lincoln's Children's Zoo