Beyond Ceresco: The Insider's Lincoln Guide

When you are vacationing in the town of Ceresco, you may need a Lincoln guide that shows you the best places to visit in the city. Lincoln is within close proximity to your Ceresco bed and breakfast, and it has a lot of places of interest that are worth visiting. There are excellent museums, natural sites and family attractions in the city, and you can rest assured that you will not run out of places to explore when you are there. Here are a number of Lincoln attractions that you should visit when you are in Ceresco.

Pioneers Park Nature Center
3201 South Coddington Avenue
Lincoln, Nebraska 68502
(402) 441-7895
lincoln.ne.gov

If you want to do some nature bonding, one of the best places to visit on your Lincoln guide is the Pioneers Park Nature Center. This center encompasses an area of 668 acres, and it consists of woodlands, wetlands, a tallgrass prairie and a stream. Since it was established in 1963, it has provided excellent environmental education and wonderful opportunities for relaxation and recreation in Lincoln. Guide yourself along eight miles of hiking trails and view the habitats of birds of prey, white-tailed deer, elk and bison. You can also learn about a wide variety of plants and herbs in the prairie and herb gardens. The center also has two interpretive buildings that feature displays of small animals and hands-on exhibits. If you are visiting with your children, you can bring them to the natural play area, where they can have a great time digging, climbing and building structures.

Lincoln Children's Zoo
1222 South 27th Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68502
(402) 475-6741
www.lincolnchildrenszoo.org

The Lincoln Children's Zoo was formerly known as the Folsom Children's Zoo and Botanical Gardens. This zoo was set up in 1959, and it has undergone extensive expansion over the years. Presently, it covers an area of 10 acres and it is home to approximately 300 animals, which represent a total of 90 different species. The main exhibits of the zoo are the Firsthand Farm, Critter Encounter, Bug Buddies, Laura's Butterfly Pavilion and Stego's Big Dig. Some of the animals that are showcased in these exhibits include goats, llamas, guinea pigs, tenrecs, centipedes, Madagascar hissing cockroaches, scorpions and tarantulas. The zoo also offers pony rides and train rides.

Thomas P. Kennard House
1627 H Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68502
(402) 471-4764

Almost every Lincoln guide for tourists recommends a visit to the Thomas P. Kennard House. This magnificent house was built in 1869, and it is known as the oldest residential home in the city of Lincoln. It was once the home of the first Secretary of State in Nebraska, and it became the Nebraska Statehood Memorial in 1968. Every December, the house will feature Victorian holiday decorations. If you want to visit the Thomas P. Kennard House, you have to call to make an appointment first. The admission fee is $3 per person as of 2010.

The city of Lincoln is situated about 15 miles south of your Ceresco inn, and you can get there by taking North 56th Street.