The Sunken Gardens was constructed during the winter of 1930-31 in Lincoln, Nebraska.With our custom trip planner, Lincoln attractions like Sunken Gardens can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
It is the only garden in Nebraska listed in the National Geographic Guide to Public Gardens 300 Best Gardens to Visit in the United States and Canada.
Sunken Gardens reviews
Beautiful! Nice walk around to see nature and artwork. Even saw a bunny. Make this a stop in Lincoln. You will be glad you did. more »
Every city needs a Sunken Garden. This is a beautiful place for a walk, a picnic, a play park for pets, or a visitor to Lincoln. The waterfall is beautiful. Unfortunately very few flowers were in... more »
Free admission. Always beautiful in the summer. So many different varieties of butterflies and dragonflies. We love going and looking at all the variety of flowers. Great place for family pictures, weddings, senior photos. If you go on the weekend, don't be surprised if you run into a wedding party. Definitely my favorite garden in Lincoln.
What an amazing public park! This is an expansive public space with lush gardens, statuary and water features. I can’t believe it’s free to get in. Parking is very limited so you may have to do off street parking. Continue across the street to stroll through the rose garden and see the fountain. The day I was there a vendor was open selling drinks and snacks.
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