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Boasting an impressive offering of newer and existing venues combined with a thriving downtown and Haymarket area, the state’s largest university and friendly hosts at every turn, Lincoln, Nebraska truly caters to groups of all sizes for their meetings and gatherings. Whether you are expecting hundreds, thousands or just a few, your meeting will check all of the boxes for a meeting to remember while in Lincoln—with endless opportunities just on the University campuses!

Brand new and set to open in spring 2022 is The Scarlet Hotel, located on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Innovation Campus (NIC). A Marriott property under the Tribute portfolio, The Scarlet Hotel is the perfect blend of small-town generosity and genuine connection, designed to celebrate Nebraska in every way. Features include 154 unique rooms, a full-service restaurant, coffee shop, fitness facility, rooftop bar and additional high-end features. As a hub of modern style and innovation, this unique property will serve as a teaching and research hotel, conveniently situated next to the NIC Conference Center.

Scarlet Hotel

The NIC Conference Center is housed in a historic building that was reconstructed to provide a unique full-service conference center, featuring a 400-seat auditorium with state-of-the-art studio and visual capabilities and each seat equipped with a table and power outlet. Additional meeting space includes a 400-seat banquet room, eight breakout rooms and other collaborative spaces.

Located next to Lincoln’s downtown area, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s City Campus offers meeting spaces and attractions that will be sure to entertain your attendees. Morrill Hall is the state of Nebraska’s premier natural history museum, home to a large and diverse collection of fossils and interactive exhibits, and also houses the Mueller Planetarium. The Sheldon Museum of Art houses a comprehensive collection of American art, including monumental sculptures and nearly 13,000 artworks in diverse media.

Sheldon Museum of Art

Head over to UNL’s East Campus, just minutes from the downtown Lincoln area, and visit the International Quilt Museum, which houses the largest publicly held quilt collection dating from the early 1600s to the present and representing more than 65 countries. This beautiful and sprawling museum also offers one-of-a-kind elegance that will bring beauty and style to any occasion with facility rentals available for business meetings to weddings, receptions and more.

International Quilt Museum

You’ll also want to stop by the Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum, which has had a profound impact in the field of agriculture. Groups can learn how tractor testing and performance data continues to contribute to more successful uses of tractors in agriculture. The museum is housed in the original Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory built in 1920 and remains the only tractor testing museum in the world. This unique building has been designated as a historic landmark by the American Society of Agricultural Engineers.

Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum

Let the Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau help plan your next meeting and stay in Lincoln. We offer a full complement of planning and logistics services to help you make the most of your time and budget.

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