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Visit Lincoln

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is located in a vibrant city of nearly 300,000 people with many of the same cultural and entertainment benefits as larger cities, but with the feel of a friendly Midwestern community. Below, you’ll find some important info, resources and tips to help you get the most out of your visit experience.

Lincoln Haymarket street view
 

Getting to Lincoln

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Train

Amtrak Station

  • One mile from City Campus.
  • Within walking distance from campus, Lyft and Uber are also available.
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Drive

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is conveniently located in the central downtown area of Lincoln near major roadways such as I-80.

Where to Stay

Husker Preferred Hotels

The Office of Admissions recommends these Husker Preferred Hotels for your stay in Lincoln. The hotels below offer special discounts to Office of Admissions campus visitors. Upon arrival, make sure to show the hotel clerk your campus visit confirmation letter to confirm your special rate. All rates are subject to hotel availability.

The Cornhusker, A Marriott Hotel

The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel

Located in the heart of downtown Lincoln, just four blocks from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln City Campus. If flying into Lincoln, please call for information regarding our complimentary airport shuttle. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln rate includes one self-parking card per guest room.

University of Nebraska–Lincoln rates start at $99, when available. Use “YNL” in the “Corporate/Promo/SET#” special rates field.

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402-474-7474 ask for the university rate

Graduate Lincoln

Graduate Lincoln

The smartest place to stay in Lincoln! Located downtown amid the Historic Haymarket, Graduate Lincoln is just a short stroll from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln campus, Memorial Stadium and Pinnacle Bank Arena. Our one-of-a-kind hotel is the perfect spot for visiting students and families (including your furry friend—we’re pet friendly!). Take one of our complimentary bikes to cruise through campus or hop on our shuttle to explore all that downtown Lincoln has to offer. Enjoy a complimentary welcome bag with Graduate swag, a map of the area and information on the University by booking through our special Visitor rate below.

Featured on property: Full-service Steakhouse & Bourbon bar, Topgolf Swing Suites, Vintage arcade games, Indoor heated pool and a 24-hour fitness center with a Peloton bike.

University rates start at $89, when available. Use promo code “UNIV” or click here.

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Hyatt Place

Hyatt Place Lincoln

Here at Hyatt Place "We Care for People So They Can Be Their Best." Stay with us to truly enjoy what Lincoln has to offer and ensure that you and your family are your best while traveling to the state of “The Good Life.” In addition to being within walking distance of the university and Pinnacle Bank Arena, we’re also steps away from dozens of restaurants, shopping, entertainment and much, much more!

You will enjoy our elevated hot breakfast buffet experience, with our farm-to-table charm, as well as a shuttle to/from the Lincoln Airport and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln campuses (prior arrangements requested).

Book online by using the group code “34035”.

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The New Victorian Suites

The New Victorian Suites

Welcome to the unbeatable combination of comfort, value and service you will enjoy while staying at the New Victorian Suites in Lincoln, Neb. Our Nebraska-owned hotel includes free parking, free breakfast each morning, an indoor heated pool, fitness room and free wireless internet. We are conveniently located in mid-town Lincoln at 50th and O streets, extremely close to the university's East Campus and a short drive to City Campus with easy access to any location in Lincoln.

University of Nebraska–Lincoln rates start at $74.99. Use promo code “UNL”.

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Where to Park

Check this map for important locations on campus, highlighted in red, and the closest parking garages, noted in black. Don’t worry about paying for parking—just bring your ticket with you from the Que Place, Market Place, Larson or Haymarket parking garages and we’ll validate it when you check in for your event.

Enjoying Your Stay

City campus interconnects with downtown Lincoln, a hub for dining, shopping, arts and entertainment. Here are some things to do and places to explore during your stay.

Getting Around

Rideshares:

Lyft and Uber are both active in Lincoln and are typically available within 5-10 minutes of a ride request.

Walking:

Downtown is very walkable and Lincoln has over 130 miles of trails throughout the city, many of them paved.

Bike Rental:

You can find bike-share units, called BikeLNK, throughout downtown Lincoln. Simply find a kiosk, pay a small fee to check out a bike and explore the city. Learn more at go.unl.edu/bike-lnk.

Dining

Downtown Lincoln boasts 105+ restaurants, coffee bars and dessert vendors. Visit go.unl.edu/downtown-dining to find a variety of restaurants that are walking distance from campus—use the filters to find the cuisine you want.

Shopping

Visit the small shops and boutiques in the Historic Haymarket District, including the From Nebraska Gift Shop.

Get in on local crafts and eats at the Haymarket Farmers' Market, Saturdays May–Oct, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Head to Gateway Mall for essential clothes and gadget shopping.

Seeing the Sights

A tour of the capitol building is a must for history and architecture gurus. Visit capitol.nebraska.gov/visit to plan yours.

Sheldon Museum of Art, located right next to City Campus, is a free-admission museum featuring rotating exhibitions and a sculpture garden.

Areal view of downtown Lincoln