Unveiling Lincoln’s Hidden Gems

History & Heritage

From Robber’s Cave to speedy cars, unique stops make this capital city a must-visit

Lincoln, Nebraska is home to several wonderful hidden treasures. The following spots bring you to some of these alluring attractions.

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Robber’s Cave

For years, access has been denied to the infamous and notorious Robber’s Cave. Now, Lincoln, Nebraska’s, only underground attraction is no longer shrouded in mystery. Whether you visited Robber’s Cave legally or illegally, are learning about it for the first time, or are one of the thousands who have returned to the sandstone tunnels for a trip down memory lane, you will enjoy discovering all aspects of the cave’s fascinating past on a cave tour with Joel Green, author of ROBBER’S CAVE: Truths, Legends, Recollections.

The cave evokes a unique blend of Utah’s wavy rocks in the Moab desert, and the dry, underground earthiness of Cairo’s pyramid tombs. The beautiful 5,000-foot sandstone cave has something for everyone, particularly geology enthusiasts, history buffs, and those seeking a stunning photo opportunity.

For more information, simply check out Visit Lincoln’s website.

Robbers Cave

Robber’s Cave

Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed

Founded in 1992 by “Speedy” Bill and Joyce Smith, the Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed is dedicated to preserving, interpreting and displaying physical items significant in racing and automotive history. The vast collection resulted from the Smiths’ personal involvement in racing and hot rodding for more than six decades, and their lifelong passion for collecting and preserving historic automotive artifacts.

The museum lets you enter the world of dragsters, NASCAR, and luxury racecars, moving you through time as you observe the development of racing and speed engines throughout American history.

Museum of American Speed

Museum of American Speed

Exploring Lincoln’s 131 Miles of Trails

Nature enthusiasts, athletes, and dog owners come together on Lincoln’s trails. Popular trails include Rock Island Trail, which takes you directly through the city, connecting on one end to the University of Nebraska campus. Connecting 131 miles of trails, Lincoln Trails Network offers year-round recreational opportunities for pedestrians, cyclists, and equestrians. The backbone of Lincoln’s trails was built along two major rail corridors, passing through greenways and along passages away from major arterials. The trails network connects many of Lincoln’s parks, gardens, schools, commercial areas, colleges and universities, swimming pools, and major ball parks. The trails connect to other notable destinations such as Lincoln’s Children’s Zoo, the Pinnacle Bank Arena, and Pioneers Park Nature Center.

For more information be sure to check out the Visit Lincoln website, or submit the form to contact:

Chris Whitney

(402) 436-2376


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