Explore Nebraska’s beautiful state capitol, the residence of the governor, the vibrant Haymarket District and the International Quilt Study Center and Museum
Thursday, June 20, 2019
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tour starts at the Ramada Plaza lobby, 3321 South 72nd Street, Omaha
$69 per person
Price includes all admissions
Tour registration and full payment deadline May 17, 2019
There is no place like Nebraska!
Highlights: Guided tour of the Nebraska State Capitol - Guided tour of the Nebraska Governor’s Mansion - Licorice International shop - Historic Haymarket District - International Quilt Study Center and Museum
This morning we travel to Lincoln to visit the Nebraska State Capitol building. Completed in 1932, the capitol is often known as the “Tower on the Plains,” and its 400 foot tower can be seen 20 miles away. The capitol’s ornamental interior features decorative tile ceilings, marble mosaic floors, and murals depicting the history of Nebraska. The Nebraska Hall of Fame contains twenty-five busts of famous Nebraskans such as Father Flanagan of Boys Town, Willa Cather, William Jennings Bryan, and Red Cloud. After a guided tour of this beautiful structure, we will visit the historic Haymarket District and Licorice International. This unique licorice shop offers the largest selection of licorice in the United States including a gourmet selection of European licorice. Enjoy lunch today on your own as you explore the many restaurant choices in the Haymarket District. After lunch, we journey to the Governor’s Mansion for a guided tour of the residence of Governor Pete Ricketts. Our final stop of the day is the International Quilt Study Center and Museum. We will take a guided tour of quilts that range from American to European, from contemporary to antique. The museum collection now numbers more than 4000 quilts from twenty-four countries, dating from the early 18th century to the present. We will learn how the museum staff and visiting scholars pursue the study of the world’s quilt heritage at the center. We return to Omaha in late afternoon with fond memories of capitol murals, famous Nebraskans, licorice, and decorative quilts. What a fun and interesting day!