When the temperatures are frigid and the snow is piled up, you might think you're set up for days of cabin fever. However, the neighborhood near our downtown Lincoln apartments offers indoor and outdoor winter activities. Check out these nearby attractions to prevent from going stir crazy.
Open seven days a week through mid-February, The Railyard Ice Rink offers 4,200 square feet of ice. One of the largest in Nebraska, it's open to people of all ages with free admission. Bring your own skates, or rent a pair from the rink. If you don't feel like getting on the ice, bring lawn chairs and blankets to watch around the rink, or venture into the Public Market for hot cocoa and delicious food.
Sledding can be fun at any age. Gather some friends and hit the hills for downhill adventures this winter. There are several public parks in Lincoln that sled enthusiasts call their favorite. Holmes Lake Park offers some of the best hills for sledding. If you don't have a sled of your own, head to Mahoney State Park. Toboggan rentals are available with your choice of several sledding hills.
Spend the afternoon learning about the state when you take a free guided tour of the State Capitol. While expanding your education on the state's rich history, appreciate the intricate mosaics and carvings throughout the building's stunning architecture. Tours are available seven days a week on the hour (except for noon). Check their website for their daily hours and holiday closures.
Experience the winter wonderland of Nebraska forests when you hit the Cowboy Recreation and Nature Trail with a pair of skis. Formerly the historic Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, the Cowboy Trail offers over 300 miles of Nebraska's most beautiful winter scenery.
These are just some of the winter activities near our downtown Lincoln apartments. For more information about the neighborhood, contact us!