Arts & Culture

Culture isn’t just found on the coasts. From First Friday art walks across the state to local music festivals, anyone who’s lived here knows that the art and music scene is thriving.

Theatres like the Orpheum and Lied Center for Performing Arts attract national shows, and we’ve got a lively local theatre community supported by local theatres like the Minden Opera House and the Heartland Event Center. If movies are more your thing, check out some of our independent film projects.

Large arenas such as Pinnacle Bank Arena and CenturyLink Center bring in national performers—we’ve seen everyone from Lady Gaga and Kendrick Lamar to Jimmy Buffett and Billy Joel. For more information on events happening across Nebraska, please visit Nebraska Tourism.

Sports & Outdoor Recreation

They don’t call us the greatest fans in college football for nothing: Our Husker football games have seen more than 350 consecutive sellouts. And while we love our football, other Husker sporting events like volleyball and basketball are just as fun to be a fan at.

Baseball buffs also have plenty of opportunities to catch a game—Nebraska is home to the Lincoln Saltdogs and Omaha Storm Chasers. Can’t get enough of America’s pastime? The Big O also hosts the College World Series.

For when spectating won’t cut it, there are plenty of ways for the average person to stay active in Nebraska. Whether you prefer to stay on the road or take the path less paved, we have some of the best running, walking and biking trails around. And if you want to truly immerse yourself in nature, Nebraska has more than 75 state parks and recreation areas to choose from.

Food & Drink

You could say that the craft beer scene in Nebraska is hoppin’. If hops aren’t your thing, you can still get a taste of the Good Life at our award-winning wineries.

Of course, we’d never advise drinking on an empty stomach, which is why it’s a good thing Nebraskans have some amazing dining options. Sure, our burgers are second-to-none, and we’ve got farm-to-table style dining covered, but an adventurous palate will also be satisfied by authentic cuisines from around the globe.