Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - 27

Lincoln skyline and
Nebraska State Capitol
Pool at Graduate Lincoln
RESOURCES
LINCOLN: CAPITAL MEETS
Fifty miles southwest of Omaha, Lincoln has a
population of just over 280,000. Visiting groups to
Nebraska's political center can fly by United Airlines
or Delta Air Lines to Lincoln Airport (LNK) from Chicago's
O'Hare International Airport (ORD) or Denver
International Airport (DEN).
While the destination does not have a dedicated
meetings and convention center, Lincoln has a list
of large meetings hotels, unique off-site venues and
is a prime focal point for exploring the agritourism
opportunities around the state's metropolitan area.
MEET AND SLEEP IN LUXURY
Lancaster Event Center on the northeast side of
the city hosts small community events, the annual
summer Super Fair-the largest county fair in Nebraska-and
everything in between. The venue has
more than 400,000 sq. ft. of multipurpose meeting,
event and exhibition space, with eight distinct
spaces that each offer something different.
The Scarlet, Lincoln, a Tribute Portfolio HoThe
Farnam Hotel,
Autograph Collection
tel by Marriott International, is a 154-room property
in a central location to the rest of the city. Built in
2021, the hotel is decorated with dark antique
and modern accents, and chevron patterns in the
hardwood flooring that lend a sense of upscale
Victorian living. The property has 1,328 sq. ft. of
meeting space, the perfect amount for small- to
medium-sized groups. The Lincoln Marriott
Cornhusker Hotel, on the other hand, is located
downtown in the heart of the bustle and meant
for large meets. The 300-room property has over
38,500 sq. ft. of event space and was renovated
in 2014. Its lobby greets guests with large, glowing
pillars of wood and stained glass, lit up from the
inside, and a wide staircase made of dark wood
and a delicately carved banister that curves up to
the next floor. The hotel offers a wide selection of
spacious meeting rooms, a pillarless ballroom and
3,000 sq. ft. of outdoor event space.
Several blocks away, Graduate Lincoln is also
located downtown and a neighbor to the Historic
Haymarket, a popular place for farmers markets
and local beer and wine events. Graduate Lincoln
was renovated in 2021 and has 231 guest rooms
and 14,082 sq. ft. of space for meetings. Its event
spaces are colorful, bright, open and diverse.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Lincoln is a 252room
property two blocks from Graduate Lincoln
with 20,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. Renovated in
2016, the hotel is adorned with earthy oranges and
greens, has an indoor pool and, inside, opens into
a wide atrium filled with skylight.
* Visit Nebraska
* Visit Omaha
* CHI Health Center Omaha
* MECA Omaha
* Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau
AGRITOURISM
FOR THE FOODIES
Downtown Lincoln has a slew of restaurants serving
all variations of new American cuisine. Walking
distance from Graduate Lincoln and Embassy
Suites by Hilton Lincoln, Mellow Mushroom makes
unique fusion dishes like its " pizzaiola burger, "
which merges two traditions into one. The restaurant
also offers a long list of pizzas, vegetarian
dishes, beer and cocktails. The 70s-style restaurant
Misty's Steakhouse and Brewery specializes in
steak and craft beer and is a next-door neighbor to
Embassy Suites by Hilton Lincoln.
Take a 20-minute drive north to Waverly, Nebraska,
and you will find Lakehouse Farm & Prairie Plate,
a restaurant where guests can experience " farm-totable "
firsthand and up close. At Lakehouse Farm,
visitors can tour the farm and then eat in its lakeside
dining venue. Capitol View Winery & Vineyards in
Roca, Nebraska, is 20 minutes south of downtown
Lincoln and offers tours and tastings.
In your downtime around town, visit Pioneers
Park Nature Center, with 668 acres of tallgrass
prairie, woods, wetlands and water views, and
hiking trails throughout. Plus, there is a small herd
of bison that live in this wildlife sanctuary, which
are commonly seen roaming the area. Sunken Gardens
on the southeast side of the city is the only
garden in Nebraska to be named one of the " 300
Best Gardens to Visit in the United States and
Canada " by National Geographic Guide to Public
Gardens. Wandering its manicured paths winding
through its 1.5 acres of colorful flora, this site takes
you out of the city noise and into the green space
that sets Nebraska apart.
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September Cover
Bright Perspective
Smart buzz
Feature: Event Mavericks
Event Recap
Destination: Western Canada
Destination: Tucson
Destination: Nebraska
Destination: Palm Springs
Destination: Wosconsin
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