Do it for the Gram: Insta-Worthy Spots at Nebraska
🎶 There is no place like Nebraska, Dear old Nebraska U. 🎶
And the campus views are just one reason this is true. No matter the season, there’s always something beautiful to photograph. We’ve made it easy for you to find spots on campus to snap a photo with this list of Insta-worthy locales.
Sheldon Museum of Art
For over 50 years, Sheldon Museum of Art has brought art to the community with new exhibitions and a collection of over 13,000 artworks. And the museum provides the perfect location to take photos. Snap a pic as you take in the art or use the museum’s tall ceilings, grand staircase and beautiful limestone as your backdrop.
From Yinka Shonibare’s towering 20 foot Wind Sculpture III to Tom Otterness’ Fallen Dreamer (right), there is also plenty of art to check out in the sculpture garden around the museum year round.
Part of Sheldon’s collection, Greenpoint is an iconic sculpture situated near the Adele Coryell Learning Commons on Nebraska’s City Campus. Snap a photo to capture this signature view of the Mueller Bell Tower through the 16 foot tall steel piece or step inside for an even more ~artistic~ shot.
Seated on the west side of campus, Memorial Stadium is one of (if not the most) iconic photo destinations on campus. Whether you snag a shot at a sold-out game or capture the perfect sunset behind the stadium, is your Instagram really complete without a photo here?
Earl G. Maxwell Arboretum
More than 50 years ago one man began to plant trees near a creek that meandered through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus. Today, those oaks and evergreens are a towering woodland and the heart of a unique five-acre area bearing his name. And from these photos, you can see that it’s the perfect place to document the changing seasons.
Archie the Mammoth
Nebraska’s iconic Archie the mammoth sculpture has been in place welcoming Morrill Hall visitors for over 20 years. But Archie holds power for students too. Campus legend claims that a high-five from the mammoth brings good luck — and the perfect Instagram photo. 😉
We LOVE Love Library. As one of the first buildings you see as you enter campus, the library is a beacon of home and definitely provides a postcard-worthy view.
UNL Dairy Store
The Dairy Store on East Campus has been serving up handmade ice cream since 1917! Stop by one of the ~coolest~ spots on campus for a sweet treat and a photo. Did you even have ice cream if Insta doesn’t see it?
From blankets of snow to vibrant fall leaves, the campus views from the Nebraska Union — and the surrounding Meier Commons and Broyhill Fountain — never, ever get old.
Another sculpture from Sheldon’s collection, Old Glory stands tall behind Louise Pound Hall. Legend has it you can make out every letter of the alphabet in sculpture. While you try to find A-Z, take in the angles and snap a few pictures.