There is no doubt what city you are about to enter while driving down the highway or interstate in a motor coach when you see the tower of the Nebraska State Capitol rising up above the horizon. The Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln was dubbed one of the architectural wonders of the world when constructed and those that tour the building understand why. This 400-foot domed tower is one of many unique places to visit with a tour group.
Tales of Jesse James, debauchery during prohibition and the Underground Railroad are shared with groups when they tour Robber’s Cave located in Lincoln. The sandstone tunnels that have both geological and man-made origins are full of entertaining anecdotes and historical elements which tell the story of the cave that is older than Lincoln itself. Beginning in the fall of 2019 and into 2020, tour groups can see areas of the cave previously off limits to the public including ‘The Bat Cave’, ‘The Question Mark’, ‘Fatman’s Misery’ and eventually, ‘The Bottom of the Well’. Be among the first groups to see areas that haven’t been seen by the public in decades.
One thing you never forget is the first car you ever had and there is no better place to reminisce than the Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed. The museum is dedicated to preserving, interpreting and displaying physical items significant in racing and automotive history through its 150,000-square-foot collection, spread over three levels. Tour groups love this museum because you don’t need to be an automotive junkie to enjoy your visit, as the third floor is dedicated to toys and memorabilia that will bring back the innocent times of your childhood.
Many own or can remember a quilt that belonged to the family that had special meaning and a story behind it. The International Quilt Museum, located on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus, is the world’s largest publicly owned collection of quilts dating back to the early 1700’s and from over 50 countries. Tours through the collection explain the cultural and artistic significance of quilts and you can go behind the scenes to learn the delicate process required to preserve and restore these historical quilts.
Tour operators will not find a shortage of places to add to an itinerary when bringing a group to Lincoln. Call or email Kelsey Meyer with the Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau to begin planning your next tour to Nebraska.
The International Quilt Museum, located on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus
Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed
the Nebraska State Capitol