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Holmes Park & Lake

70th and Normal Blvd., Lincoln, NE
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My Favorite Place in town

Need a break from the speed of life. Come to Holmes Lake, park your car, and take a walk around the... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Lori N
Central location

the central location of Holmes Lake is ideal for visitors and people of Lincoln. Walking and biking... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Diann K
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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The center of outdoor activity in the heart of Lincoln including a lake for boating and fishing, plus picnic grounds and hiking trails.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“enjoy nature” (2 reviews)
“in town” (4 reviews)
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70th and Normal Blvd., Lincoln, NE
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Need a break from the speed of life. Come to Holmes Lake, park your car, and take a walk around the lake. It is the best way to unwind. People, pet, and photography friendly.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

the central location of Holmes Lake is ideal for visitors and people of Lincoln. Walking and biking paths are well maintained and offers nice scenery. Places to fish and to have a picnic abound. Water activities like kayaking and canoeing are pleasant. Bring your own...More

1  Thank Diann K
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

The location is right around the corner from a job i am starting soon. We drove through this beautiful park. I saw people paddle boarding,fishing, picnicking, walking, playing golf, and at the observatory! There was a lot of car traffic it was obviously a busy...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2017

We stay close by and have visited this park through out the year. Great place for long walks, picnic, have a group gathering, and take brilliant photos. Tip: Check out the observatory close by if you are a star gazer.

1  Thank Shilpa S
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

We had our son's wedding rehearsal supper at Holmes Park and Lake. We had a nice gazebo large enough for all of us, great parking and very pretty views. We would go there again for sure.

Thank Tim M
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Great park to go for a stroll. There are places to stop for a rest, you can walk across the dam or feed the ducks. You can boat if you're into that, but you cannot swim. If you're up for a round of golf, the...More

Thank Suzanne S
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Nice place to walk around the water and feed the geese running around. There is a play place for the kids and bonus some hills for sledding in the winter. Good place to go thats free

Thank Joanna M
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Walk around the lake on a maintained path, enjoy the children's park, watch a softball game or go fishing. Much to do and enjoy. You can watch the waterfowl and may even catch a glimpse of a fox.

1  Thank Holly8410
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

We really enjoyed the observatory at night. They have it set up with three telescopes and people there to answer questions. The park is nice with areas for children. Nice place to walk or just relax. It was really cool when you could swim in...More

1  Thank RON G
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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Whoever it was who set aside these lands for a park was a genius! Our family continues to love being at this park. The views of the lake are very stunning and it's just right there in the middle of town! The addition of gravel...More

Thank Brian C
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Response from Tim M | Reviewed this property |
We were just there for a wedding rehearsal supper, but it looked like it could be
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19 August 2016|
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10 March 2016|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
No trampoline in the park. There is a business called Defy Gravity that is a trampoline park if you are looking for trampolines.
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