The University of Nebraska – Lincoln

The University of Nebraska calls Lincoln home. Here you will find the infamous “Cornhuskers” football team that are known throughout our nation.

 

The University of Nebraska officially ranks within the top tier of universities nationwide both public and private.

 

Students at this university have over one hundred and fifty-degree programs with endless resources to pursue their dreams.

Campus Life

 

Campus life is not restricted to education alone. Here you can enjoy art, culture, and history in the various niches throughout the university. It is not uncommon to find both residents of Lincoln and students of the university attending events together.

 

The university has art exhibitions with museum quality collections. For those that enjoy theatre arts, you can take in a live performance that will make you feel like you are on Broadway!

 

The Cornhuskers Football Team

 

In 1892, Nebraska adopted the scarlet and cream colors as the official team color. The team was initially named the “Bugeaters” from the bull bats that hunted the insects throughout the plains.  The team was, later on, named the “Cornhuskers.”

Cornhusker Game Day

 

Just outside of Memorial Stadium, you will feel a certain energy present in the atmosphere as serious Cornhusker football fans set up to tailgate. Fans will have their  RV’s, tents, smokers, grills, flat screen TVs, stereos and a sea of scarlet and cream colors ready to cheer their team on.

Memorial Stadium (home of the Cornhuskers) transforms into a substantial bowl of Husker red as 85,000 fans fill each seat. On game days, this place quickly becomes Nebraska’s third largest populated venue.

 

Whether you are a Cornhusker fan or not, the fans will take you in as part of their family and invite you to have a great time with them.

                             

Campus Life Extended into City Life

 

Lincoln, Nebraska is proud to have a strong presence of students in its community. Residents stand by their local college team and proudly display the team colors on game days. Living in a college city is fun and exciting with the sportsmanship that is carried from on-campus to off-campus city life.

 

The residents of Lincoln embraces student life and welcomes them with open arms.

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Nebraska

How does one describe the state of Nebraska?

 

“One big prairie” would be perfect!

 

Unique Oddities in Nebraska

 

Travelers and residents alike seek out places to visit. Nebraska has quite a bit to offer in the way of attractions. However, there are hidden rarities that attract people seeking something a little more unique that is an eyebrow-raiser.

 

“Carhenge”

 

This bizarre rendering of the Stonehenge located in England was designed by artist Jim Reinders. He wanted to bring the beauty of Stonehenge to Nebraska with the goal of embracing a modernistic approach with an American flare with this monument.

With the help from family members during a family reunion, Reinders propped up thirty-eight vehicles that had a mirror effect of Stonehenge’s structure. The vehicles in this project included cars, a pickup truck, an ambulance and a Cadillac.

 

You can find this ob·jet d’art three miles north of Alliance, Nebraska located on Highway 87.

 

World’s Largest Stamp Ball

 

Words can’t quite begin to describe this giant ball of stamps!

 

A group of boys from Boys Town began a Town Stamp Collecting Club. Out of sheer boredom, these boys started their collection in 1953. They used a golf ball as the base to which they would begin sticking their stamps to. By 1955, the size of this stamp ball caught the attention of Ripley’s Believe It or Not.

As with any other project, the boys became bored with it and retired it where it can be seen on display at Boys Town, Nebraska located just outside of Omaha.

 

The National Museum of Roller Skating

 

For all of you rollerskating fanatics, this is right up your alley! You can view the history of the rollerskate at this museum. The displays of skates not only preserve the historical background of skating but also serves to educate.

 

Kool-Aid Exhibit – “Oh Yeahhhh!”

 

Who could resist a tour of the Kool-Aid exhibit?  Just the mere mention of Kool-Aid brings back fond memories of drinking this beverage with its fruity color and the famous post-drink “Kool-Aid Mustache” that was left behind on our upper lips.

 

The Kool-Aid exhibit is for all to see at the Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History. The humble beginnings of getting Kool-Aid off and running with marketing strategies, packaging, and advertising, are just a few things you can see at this exhibit.

As visitors enter the exhibit, a flowing river of digitally lit Kool-Aid guides them through. But beware because the Kool-Aid man may come crashing through the wall with his well known “Oh Yeahhhh!”

 

The Biggest Pair of Britches (Overalls) in the World!

 

When standing in front of these humongous overalls, one can only go “hmmm.” It racks the brain trying to figure out who on earth could fit into this pair of britches.

 

These 7 feet wide, 18 feet tall pair of overalls were made as a display for a vendor that was at the state fair. You can bet your bottom dollar unless you are the jolly green giant, you won’t be wearing these anytime soon!

 

Unfortunately, these overalls are not on display for the public to see but are now owned by a private resident in Lincoln, Nebraska who claimed them after the state fair was over years ago.

 

World’s Biggest Time Capsule

 

Seward, Nebraska is home to a time capsule that is the largest in the world. Harold Davisson, a local of Seward, decided to create this monstrosity for his grandkids.

 

In 1975, Davisson buried a 45-ton vault under the front lawn in front of his store. Within this vault, he placed things that he wanted his grandchildren to see that reflected his life.

 

There was a very eclectic array of items that numbered well over 5000 thousand things. Some of the items were a Chevy Vega, a leisure suit, bikini underwear, a concrete statue of an Indian, a 1975 Datsun, telephone books and more.

Davisson’s capsule was sealed in 1975 and is to be opened up in 2025. The Guinness Book of World Records officially certified his capsule as the largest. Davisson died in 1999; however, he left a rather interesting legacy in the time capsule that his grandkids will be able to see in 7 years!

 

The Giant 15-foot Fork

 

Omaha, Nebraska has a pretty BIG fork!  No one is sure what the history is behind this other than it being created as a display for a local eatery.

 

World’s Largest Covered Porch Swing

 

Who doesn’t enjoy a nice relaxing porch swing? Holding 32 people at one time, it is the ultimate in having a place to sit and relax for your family and friends!

 

You can take a load off your feet and plop right down on this big swing in Hebron, Nebraska.

 

Nebraska offers the traveler a unique perspective with sites to see!

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Lincoln, Nebraska

Within the flowing wheat fields and meadows spanning the Midwest region of our country, sits a city that bears the namesake of one of the greatest presidents; Abraham Lincoln.

Lincoln, Nebraska lovingly embraces its namesake and serves as the capital of Nebraska.

The Man Behind the Name

 

Abraham Lincoln served as the sixteenth president of the United States back in 1860. This iconic leader of our nation was a self-taught lawyer who proved that he was not only a leader among leaders but a man that had compassion. It was he who abolished slavery and restored the dignity of those he freed from the oppression of the white man.

Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln was born in 1809 in a little log cabin in Kentucky. His family was poor and had very little. He struggled to work so he could provide support for his parents and siblings.

This statuesque man possessed a unique charm with humility because of his origins. He was what one would call, “distinctly human.”

Working as a flatboat freight hauler, Lincoln went on to be a shopkeeper while also holding down a postmaster position.  His interest took him on to win an election with the Illinois state legislature.

Being consumed with politics and a keen interest in law, he taught himself all there was to learn to pass a bar examination to become a lawyer. Serving as a lawyer for small towns, he quickly became known as “Honest Abe.”

Lincoln continued his move up the political ladder and landing himself in the House of Representatives. Once his term was up as a congressman, he did not seek reelection but focused his interests towards slavery with the desire to fight against it.

Lincoln eventually joined the Republican Party that was opposed to slavery. Not too long after that he ran for Senate and won.

He worked his way on up winning the White House and becoming president. During his time as president, not only did the Civil War break out, but he also issued the infamous “Emancipation Proclamation.” This act set slaves free within the states of rebellion while leaving slaves in bondage that were in the states loyal to the Union. Eventually, the 13th Amendment was passed outlawing slavery everywhere.

In 1863 Lincoln delivered what is known as “The Gettysburg Address.” This speech is one of the famous speeches ever to be delivered from a president. The address was delivered to dedicate the national cemetery at Gettysburg while focusing on the equality of humans.

In 1865, Lincoln was to attend a performance at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. where he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln’s death went down in history making him a martyr to his cause towards liberty.

Ironically, just hours before Lincoln was assassinated, he established the Secret Service as a means of presidential protection.

Proud of Our City – Lincoln, Nebraska

Residents living in Lincoln, Nebraska are proud to live in a city that bears the name of a truly magnificent man.

Abraham Lincoln’s legacy thrives in this charming city and will continue to do so in the decades to come!

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Lincoln, Nebraska: A City gaining Momentum!

The residents today and yesteryears stand proudly behind their charming city. Lincoln’s thriving growth is attracting not only new business but the influx of new talent that is bringing back the lovely old character of this city. The amazing business owners like Plumbers of Lincoln an offshoot of Plumbers of Pompano, a Pompano Beach plumbing company

Lincoln’s History Beckons

 

The quaint and vintage charm that fills the air in the beautiful city of Lincoln speaks to those passing through. As with all other cities, there is of course the hustle and bustle of business; however, the little quiet moments of history are worth discovering in this gem of a city.

 

Robber’s Cave

 

Lincoln has a hidden treasure underground that is both fascinating and intriguing. Robber’s Cave quietly sits beneath a brewing company that is in operation today. This five thousand foot long sandstone cave has a maze of tunnels that have been restored and now opens its arms welcoming tourists from all over.

Robber’s Cave has seen centuries of inhabitants as well as being used for many purposes. Native Indians used the cave as shelter while sometime back then it was rumored that Jesse James used it as a hideout.

 

During the harsh winter of 1893, Coxey’s Army took shelter during the winter in this cave on their march to Washington. Leaving the cave behind, the soldiers departed giving way once again to an abandoned tunnel. The next wave of humans to seek shelter in Robber’s Cave was reportedly slaves where the underground railroad sought refuge.

 

The 1870s brought “Whitecaps” (part of the Ku Klux Klan) to the cave where they took down a brothel and dancehall that had overtaken Robber’s Cave.

 

Pieces of history on Robber’s Cave are currently being deciphered and organized by a historian, and you can bet your bottom dollar that it is going to be interesting!

 

Currently, Blue Blood Brewing Company owns Robber’s Cave and provides tours of it along with tours of the brewing company. Today it is not uncommon for Robber’s Cave to host events inside the long and winding tunnel ways. Music artists gather in one of the alcoves within the tunnels and play music during these events.

 

“O” Street in Lincoln

 

Nebraska boasts as having the world’s longest straight street. Lincoln is situated along this massive main street that runs across the entire state of Nebraska.

The wagon trail traveled along this route which later became “O” Street. This street serves as the main thoroughfare through downtown Lincoln. During the civil war, this route had a traffic jam of pioneers in wood-covered wagons as they were moving across the state.

 

Running a vast fifty-nine miles across, it has seen travelers far and wide, old and new.

 

Lincoln: The Great City of the Midwest

 

Lincoln offers a lot of culture and history all coupled into one and will not disappoint those seeking a place to visit or to call home.

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The “silicon valley” of the Midwest and home of The Bathtub Dogs!

Thinking of Relocating to Lincoln?

 

Being the second largest city and the capital of Nebraska, this unassuming city offers a small-town atmosphere with big-city amenities.

 

For those who love winter, Lincoln will steal your heart. Winter bucket-listers can enjoy the peaceful retreat in a secluded log cabin nestled in the countryside. If nature is your passion,  wooded areas offer an abundance of lakes and hiking trails, not to mention the favorite hobby of bird watching.

 

Winter brings people to the outdoors to enjoy ice skating, tobogganing, snowshoeing and ice fishing. Building a snowman or two is always on the minds of the little ones.

 

For the sports enthusiasts, take advantage of hunting, fishing, boating, and hiking in the vast expanse of parks, hills, and recreational areas.

What is it like to live in Lincoln, Nebraska?

 

With a population of over 300,000 people, Lincoln offers not only an affordable housing market, but a family-oriented environment to raise your children in. The low cost of living and opportunities within the job market make this the ideal place to be!

 

The region has suddenly become the “Silicon Prairie” (the Midwest version of Silicon Valley in California.) Startup companies are popping up all over the area bringing more jobs and opportunities.

 

One such company is Hudl. This startup’s software enables coaches and athletes to produce videos online. Capabilities of editing and sharing are the highlights of this software and is especially popular among recruiting scouts. Hudl boasts over 4.2 million users!

 

As one resident put it, “Lincoln has an interesting mix of progressive politics, a big social media scene. The city is progressively up and coming with the young crowd. Packed full of culture, you can experience history, art, music and more.

 

Education

 

Lincoln is busting at the seams with 24 colleges all within a 50-mile radius! The well-known Cornhuskers are based in Lincoln at The University of Nebraska. Being a Big-Ten university as well as Nebraska’s flagship, the opportunities in education are numerous.

 

Neighborhoods in Lincoln

 

Belmont: Northwest Area of Lincoln

  • Single Family Homes
  • Apartments
  • Conveniently located north of University of Nebraska campus
  • Highlights: two parks, community center

 

Downtown

  • Trendy loft apartments as well as luxury apartments
  • Highlights: walking distance to restaurants, bars, shops and culture, tree-lined streets

 

West A: West Area of Lincoln

  • Single Family Homes
  • Apartments
  • Affordable Housing
  • Highlights: on the edge of the city, offers a quiet atmosphere

 

Indian Village: South of Downtown

  • Single Family Homes
  • Highlights: small shopping center, two parks, Country Club

 

Highlands: Northwest of Downtown

  • Single Family Homes
  • Apartments
  • Highlights: Golf course, located next to the airport, small shops, restaurants

Things to See

 

  • Capitol Building
  • Sunken Gardens
  • University of Nebraska – Home of the Cornhuskers
  • Children’s Museum
  • Sheldon Museum of Art
  • National Museum of Roller Skating
  • International Quilt Study Center & Museum

 

The Infamous Bathtub Dogs

 

This ensemble of performers hails from the University of Nebraska. You can’t miss them for their zany jeans and neckties and quirky persona. Not all members of the Bathtub Dogs are musically inclined; however, the comradery and passion for performing make this group entertaining and fun.

Real Estate Market

 

The trend of home sales is picking up momentum. The market seems to be favoring the seller. However, the availability of homes on the market is increasing with new construction. It is not unusual for a seller to receive multiple offers.

 

The median price of a home in Lincoln averaged about $173,000. Homes in the $500,000 plus price range do not see quick sales as compared to the middle-priced properties.

 

Lincoln is calling your name!

 

Be a part of a city that is growing by leaps and bounds. We offer the perfect place to raise a family, get an education or to retire in.

 

Lincoln offers the best of everything!

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