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Sunken Gardens

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Address: 27th & Capitol Pkwy, Lincoln, NE 68502
Phone Number: +1 402-441-7847
06:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 23:00

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Very beautiful community flower garden.

Very quaint, beautiful flower garden that offers levels of flowers to walk alongside. In the early summer evenings, this garden offers laughter of children from nearby zoo... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lincoln, Nebraska
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very quaint, beautiful flower garden that offers levels of flowers to walk alongside. In the early summer evenings, this garden offers laughter of children from nearby zoo, couples walking hand in hand, and even hosts many summertime weddings.

Thank CMRoth
Lincoln, Nebraska
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful spot in Lincoln. Depending on the season, the flowers, setting and decor can be extremely beautiful. When my aged mother visits, this was one of her favorite spots to go and there are often weddings being held here. It is not huge but oh so peaceful and beautiful. They do an excellent job of transforming this place from... More 

Thank eddiemiller
Saint Louis, Missouri
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257 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This would get a 5 if it were a little bigger. We knew winterization had taken place, but wanted to see it to see if we would come back during the summer months. We definitely would. Loved the Koi ponds and serene atmosphere. My only downside, is it is small. If you are wanting to get a walk in, then... More 

Thank got2bebiking
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1,313 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a nice and beautiful garden at the crossroads of two busy streets. The ponds the fishes, the flowers and the landscape helps to transfix yourself in a different world. A world of calm and relaxation.

Thank thor2705
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We have been going here for years. I go alone, take my children or go for a stroll to a perfect ending for date night. I love the koi fish and the lily pads. Beautiful flowers and history. Great place for a wedding.

Thank April F
Lincoln, Nebraska
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This area is bounded by two busy streets, but my visits there are very peaceful. The traffic simply disappears when you immerse yourself in the beautiful ponds, waterfalls and plantings.

1 Thank arejbee1
Lincoln, Nebraska
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

this is my happy place....when i want to escape for a little while i go to th sunken gardens. beautiful peaceful tranquil place. Come here often.

Thank trips4fun2013
Lincoln, Nebraska
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This small, but beautiful park offers a botany lesson, a peaceful walk, and fish! Centrally located in Lincoln, the Gardens can be enjoyed in 30 minutes, or experienced at a much more leisurely pace. For those driving through Lincoln, a visit to the Sunken Gardens and a meal at one of the many great places to eat around the city... More 

1 Thank ScottF857
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Young and old love walking thru the gardens. The kids love looking at the fish! There are so many different flowers to see...and it looks amazing and is all done by volunteers. They do an amazing job keeping up the grounds!

Thank Paul D
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Sunken Gardens is one of the most amazing gardens you will ever visit. It is beautiful year round, but at its peak in color in July and August. Springtime brings beautiful tulips by the hundreds, usually in large plantings in pink and/or white. Summer is exquisite with beauty beyond belief in such a small area. Holiday lights are an attraction... More 

1 Thank Patty S

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