Nebraska’s Capital City of Lincoln, which sits on the northern edge of the eclipse, will experience 1 minute, 24 seconds of totality and is only 43 miles to the north of the center of activity as it traverses our great state.
Together with our community partners, the Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau is planning a variety of events on August 21, 2017. Haymarket Park, home of the Lincoln Saltdogs Baseball team, will provide spectacular viewing points, interactive events, as well as indoor and outdoor talks and presentations. The Saltdogs will host Gary SouthShore with a special noon start time. As the eclipse approaches, the game will enter an “Eclipse Delay” so fans and players can enjoy the rare phenomenon. Eclipse glasses and t-shirts will be available and will make for a great souvenir from this memorable event. In the coming weeks, we will also be unveiling other special events and fun activities at Haymarket Park that will make for a complete weekend of education and fun surrounding the eclipse. In addition to these events, planning is underway for observatories across Lincoln and Lancaster County to host activities
Lincoln’s lodging inventory is in excess of 5,300 rooms and is conveniently located 43 miles North of Beatrice. With hotels ranging from limited service to full service, Lincoln also has a number of memorable Bed and Breakfasts.“Lonely Planet”, the world’s largest publisher of travel guidebooks, has named Lincoln to its list of 10 top destinations to see in 2017. Lincoln ranked No. 3 on the publisher’s “Best in the U.S.” list. Our proud city makes it mark with bike trails, breweries, nightlife and a hip music scene under an enormous sky.