Welcome to Lincoln, Nebraska!

by Scott Hearne on August 24, 2009

Since most of us who are attending the 2009 Solo National Championship have not been to Lincoln, NE before we thought it would be useful to provide some information to make your visit to Lincoln more enjoyable. Hopefully the information here will give you a head start on having an enjoyable experience.

While my name is listed as the author I can assure you that the content herein has come from Ed George (FSP 96) and Velma Boreen (CSPL 87) who did the research and provided me with all the information for this piece! This is meant to be an interactive experience so click the links, explore and enjoy!

In broad strokes the following links will give you a sense of the Big Picture:

Lincoln for the football fan (bars restaurants)

Lincoln things to do:

Restaurant Reviews:

Traveler’s articles:


Liquor Sales: Monday-Saturday 6am-1am

Getting Around:

Lincoln’s major arterials are laid out in a simple grid. Numbered streets run North to South, Lettered Streets run East to West. O Street is the N/S dividing line. Many downtown streets are one way.

Speed limits are 25mph unless otherwise posted. Right turn on red is permitted unless posted. Right turn on LEFT are permitted from a one-way to a one-way street. Seat belts are required for all front seat occupants and anyone under the age of 16. U-turns permitted and arterial intersections unless otherwise posted.

Map of area:



On-street meters are $.50, length varies from 10min to 10hrs. Meters are not monitored on Sundays or after 6pm.

Nebraska State Patrol offers road conditions by dialing 511.


Misty’s Restaurant & Lounge 6235 Havelock Ave 402-466-8424
Steaks and Prime Ribs, in bus. 40yrs. Also have Restaurant Brewery on 11th and P.

Lazlo’s Brewrey and Grill – Haymarket 710 P st. 402-434-5636
Casual dining, hickory fired grill, private and outdoor dining.

FireWorks (same owners, sounds similar to the place in Topeka, more upscale than Lazlo’s) 5750 S.86th.

Steak House 3441 Adams 402-466-2472
Established 1949. Featuring 21-day naturally aged Midwestern beef. Seafood, chicken and pork also available.

Local owned “fast” food

daVinci’s – pizza, pasta, salad

Runza – made to order sandwiches and burgers

Valentino’s – Italian Buffet

Other area eateries (click on the name for more info)

Wilderness Ridge-Lodge Restaurant
Romanos MacAroni Grill
Vincenzos Ristorante
Spaghetti Works
Famous Daves Bar-B-Que
Parkers Rib Ranch
Venue Restaurant and Lounge
Lone Star Steakhouse and Saloon
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Brewskys Food and Spirits
Skeeter Barnes
Old Chicago
Granite City Food and Brewery
Scrumpy Jacks
Beacon Hills

For more information on Lincoln eateries click here.

Vet Care:

Veterinary Emergency Hospital: 402-489-6800

The “It” Part of Town:

Downtown Haymarket and Iron Horse Park (Similar to Cleveland’s Warehouse District, but from the 19th century. Tons of restaurants, bars, clubs, and shopping). Information here and here.

Cool Museums:

Lester Larsen Tractor Test Museum

Museum of American Speed (where Monday night reception will be, very cool!)

Strategic Air and Space Museum – 30min east on I-80 28210 West Park Highway Ashland, NE 68003

They have a SR-71 and a B-36!

Mueller Planetarium (also Nebraska State Museum)

Hyde Memorial Observatory

Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center (20min SW of Lincoln) 800 acres, miles of walking trails. 11700 SW 100st, Denton, NE

Go Karting:

Champions Fun Center 1555 Yolande Ave, Lincoln, NE 68521
1/4 mi track, 22 karts (not counting the family karts)

Replacement for Maggie Moo’s:

UNL Dairy Store 38th and Holdrege Streets 402-472-2828
On campus dairy, ice cream store on UNL campus for 90 yrs!

Ivanna Cone 701 P St. 402-477-7473 (website not up yet)
Lincoln’s one and only old-fashioned ice cream parlor and soda fountain


Nebraska Bookstore 1300 Q St.

Huskers Authentic 625 Stadium Drive

Husker Headquarters 1120 P. St.


Nebraska State Fair – through Sept 7th
Tractor Pulls, Pig Racing and a beer garden… can u say utopia?

Cornhusker Football
Sept 5th (1st Game of Season) vs. Florida Atlantic
Sept 12th vs. Arkansas State

Auto Racing:

Eagle Raceway (12 miles east of Lincoln)

Nebraska Raceway Park (20 Miles east of Lincoln)

Wavelink Raceway Park

Hopefully this will be enough information to get everyone started! Drive carefully on the way to Lincoln and everyone here at rogues-racing.com looks forward to meeting each and everyone one of you.

Scott Hearne          GP 149

Mike Hearne          GP 49

Paul Magee             FM 95

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