Campus Guide: Walk it out

2010-08-05T23:45:00Z 2010-08-09T14:06:28Z Campus Guide: Walk it outBy ALISSA SKELTON / Lincoln Journal Star
August 05, 2010 11:45 pm  • 

You'll find yourself walking a lot while living in the dorms.

The Journal Star has mapped out the best places to eat and hang out within walking distance of campus.

UNL City Campus

The dining halls are closest to the dorms. For fast food, the Nebraska union has a few joints including Runza and Sbarro's.

There are a lot of other dining options if the dining halls are closed, or you just need to get off campus.

Some restaurants across Q Street include Applebees, Amigos, Arby's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Bison Witches, Brugger's Bagels, Chipotle, Five Guys, Jimmy Johns, Noodles & Company, Sam & Louie's Pizzeria, Sher-E-Punjab and Valentinos.

Coffee shops: Starbucks at the Union, The Coffee House, 13th and P streets, and nuVibe, North 14th Street.

Ice cream shops: The Dairy Store in the union, Cold Stone, North 13th Street, nuVibe, and a further jaunt is Ivanna Cone, 701 P St. Don't forget cash if you want Ivanna Cone ice cream - the shop doesn't accept credit cards.

Movies: The Ross is on campus at 13th and Q streets, The Grand, 1101 P St. and Blockbuster at 16th and Q streets.

Drug stores: Although both have limited selections, the pharmacy at the UNL Health Center or the basement store in the Union are closest. Otherwise, go to Walgreens, 13th and O streets.

Grocery stores: There are not any full-sized grocery stores within walking distance, but UR Grocery, 1820 P St., is a hidden treasure for a starving college kid without a car.

Clothing stores: Post & Nickel, 14th and P streets, and right across the street is Stella; thrift shops Ruby Begonia's, 13th and P streets, Black Market, 10th and O streets and Goodwill, 17th and O streets.

Entertainment venues: The Bourbon Theater, 1415 O St., Knickerbockers, 901 O St., Duffy's Tavern, 14th and O streets, Pershing Center, 226 Centennial Mall, and The Lied Center on North 14th Street.

Places to jog or bike: The Ed Weir Track and the Rec Center on Campus are the closest, but if you're looking for a bit of a scenic route off campus, go to the newly renovated Antelope Valley trails.

UNL East Campus

This campus, 38th and Holdrege streets, is not an easily walkable area. It does have grocery stores nearby, which is a plus. To get off of East Campus, people should drive, bike or ride the bus.

Restaurants: Risky's Sports Bar, 4680 Leighton Ave., Valentinos, 3457 Holdrege St., House of Hunan, 2401 N. 48th St., Arby's, 3500 Cornhusker Highway, Pizza Hut, 2340 N. 48th St., and Wendy's, 3210 Cornhusker Highway.

Ice cream shops: Dairy Store in the East Campus Union, and Dairy Queen, 2136 N. 48th St.

Coffee shops: Mo Java Cafe & Roasting Co., 2649 N. 48th St., and Coffee Emergency, 2723 N. 48th St.

Movie theater: Joyo, 6102 Havelock Ave.

Drug stores: Walgreens, 2502 N. 48th St., Hy-Vee Pharmacy, 2343 N. 48th St.

Grocery stores: Heartland Pantry, 2345 N. 48th St. and Super Saver, 2662 Cornhusker Highway,

Park: Nevin Park, a few blocks northwest of 33rd and Holdrege streets.


Wesleyan, 5000 St. Paul Ave., is close to UNL's East Campus, so it shares a few of the same hot spots, although it is a bit easier to walk to places from Wesleyan.

Restaurants: There are a number of restaurants within walking distance. Close by are Ville Grille, 2701 N. 48th St., Pizza Hut, 2340 N. 48th St., House of Hunan, 2401 N. 48th St., Risky's Sports Bar, 4680 Leighton Ave., and Randy's Grill and Chill, 4947 Holdrege St.

Ice cream shops: Dairy Queen, 2136 N. 48th St., and The Blend, 4900 N. 26th St.

Coffee shops: Coffee Emergency and Mo Java Cafe & Roasting Co.

Movie theater: Joyo

Drug store: Walgreens, 2502 N. 48th St., Hy-Vee Pharmacy, 2343 N. 48th St.

Grocery store: Green Thumb, 6100 Walker Ave., and Roc's Stop & Shop, 1449 N. 56th St.

Park: Ecco Park

Union College

Union College, 3800 S. 48th St., is located in a very walkable area.

Restaurant: Union Market, 3800 S. 48th St.

Coffee shop: The Mill, 4736 Prescott Ave.

Movie theater: Edgewood Theatre at 56th and Nebraska 2.

Drug store: CVS, 2711 S. 48th St.

Grocery store: Urban Villa & Gourmet, 4025 S. 48th St.

Park: Nebraska Wildlife Federation, 4547 Calvert St., and College View Park.

Reach Alissa Skelton at 402-473-2682 or

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