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Lincoln


Nebraska

Historic Haymarket

Great restaurants, unique shopping and fun nightspots located among restored turn-of-the-century warehouses make this area sizzle with activity. Antique shops, art galleries and the first microbrewery in Nebraska draw visitors day and night.

The Historic Haymarket name comes from the original market square of 1867 where wagons, campi ng equipment and hay were bought and sold. In 1874 the city shifted the area a few blocks west and north and renamed it "Haymarket." The spirit of the 1800s flows into Iron Horse Park located on the north side of the historic Burlington railroad depot.

A three-dimensional brick mural, "Iron Horse Legacy," shows old locomotive Number 710 pulling the first train into Lincoln in 1870 on July 4th. A restored CB&Q steam engine originally built in the Havelock shops, an 1890s water tower fountain and reflecting pool along with a railroad-themed children's play area offer visitors a respite from the bustle of the city.

Take home a memory with a family photo of the "Watchful Citizen" sculpture on the corner of 7th and P Streets. You are invited to join this fanciful fella on his bench. The nearby Lincoln Visitors Center offers brochures and other information to help you plan a fun-filled stay in Lincoln. Open year-round / Store hours vary Between 7th and 9th Streets, from 0 to R Streets.

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When you enter the historic Haymarket, you are met with aromas from our many restaurants and are visually overwhelmed by the beautiful restoration and artwork of the old warehouse district
When you enter the historic Haymarket, you are met with aromas from our many restaurants and are visually overwhelmed by the beautiful restoration and artwork of the old warehouse district

   
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