Dog-Friendly Vacationing in Lincoln, Nebraska

November 4, 2009
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Lincoln, Nebraska is the capital and sports center of the state. It is home of the University of Nebraska, and has a population of about 250,000. It is famous for being one of the healthiest cities of the United States. It is a good place to go for sports fans because of all the teams centered here, and there is also a nightlife scene with live music downtown. If you have a radio there, you can enjoy many of the Contemporary Christian radio stations!


Lester F Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum

This museum is situated at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln’s east campus, if you’re interested in checking out the college scene. It is the world’s first ever tractor testing factory, and they offer a range of modern models to some historical and colonial tools and old farming gear. Leashed, cat-friendly dogs can accompany you on your visit.

Veterans Memorial Garden

This garden is located in Antelope Park, and it has a Black Marble listing of the 395 Nebraksans who had lost their lives in Vietnam. There are also memorials to the Civil War, Spanish American War, WWI, WWII, Korean War, Gulf War, Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona and more. It can be a very beautiful place, though emotional. Dogs are allowed on leash throughout the grounds.

Deer Springs Winery

This is a fine winery located just a few minutes outside the city, and its wines have won awards in both state and national competitions. It is family run and operated, and offers reds and whites. Dogs are allowed on the grounds on leash, but not in the buildings.



Holmes Lake Dog Run

This is a very large dog run that features huge fields that span about three acres, as well as picnic tables and trees. It is on a creek for dogs to play in as well. Dogs are allowed off-leash. It is across the street from Holmes Lake.

Outdoor Restaurants

Buzzard Billy’s Armadillo Bar-N-Grillo

This restaurant is in the Historic Haymarket section of downtown. This bar is located close to the Memorial Stadium and Haymarket park, so expect a lot of sports fans. Dogs are allowed on the outer tables. It offers southern and American-style food, mostly fried.

Parthenon Restaurant

This is a Greek Grill and Taverna. Dogs are allowed at the outer tables.


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