Lincoln recently topped 188 other metropolitan areas in the 2012 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index and officially became the happiest place in the United States. It was actually job satisfaction that helped to award this prestigious honor, along with becoming a better place to live, low unemployment, and feeling safe in the city. So come and meet these happy people and while you are here you can visit a few of the highlights in the city.
Memorial Stadium – located on the campus of the University of Nebraska, it is the home of the Nebraska Cornhusker Football Team. Their website site is www.huskers.com.
The Lincoln Children’s Zoo – at 1222 South 27th Street. Here you will find this privately funded zoo that encompasses 10 acres. It is open from April 15th to October 15th every year. For ticket prices and hours of operation visit their website at www.lincolnzoo.org.
Nebraska State Capitol – is located at 1445 K Street. It houses the primary, executive, judicial, and legislative offices of the state of Nebraska. Its unique architecture invites people from all over to explore and ride to the top of the over 400 foot skyscraper. For additional information, check their website at www.capitol.org.
International Quilt Study Center and Museum – sits inside a beautiful structure on the University of Nebraska campus, it is home of the largest known public collection of quilts in the world. You can take a stroll through beautiful handcrafted works. More information about the museum can be found at www.quiltstudy.org.
Sheldon Art Gallery – also on the University of Nebraska campus houses both the Sheldon Art Collection and the University of Nebraska collection. Together they comprise over 12,000 works of art. The national accredited facility is said to have the largest collection of 20th century North American art. Check out their website at www.sheldonartmuseum.org.
Sunken Gardens – constructed in 1930 as a project for unemployed men during the depression, this annual floral display of over 30,000 plants can truly be breath-taking. Re-designed each year with a different theme, it caught the attention of the National Geographic Guide to Public Gardens who named it one of the 300 best gardens to visit in the United States. The garden finds its home at 27th and Capital Parkway, and their website is www.lincoln.ne.gov/city/parks.
Come and check out Lincoln and see what we are all so happy about!