Limited one and two hour parking is available immediately surrounding the Capitol on the public streets, additional longer term parking may be available in the blocks south, east and west of the Capitol. Parking garages are located within a few blocks walking distance of the Capitol.
On the east and west side of the horseshoe drive on the north K Street side of the Capitol there are accessible parking stalls. The sidewalks on either side of the horseshoe drive lead to the ramped accessible entrance under the stair. It is possible to use the drive under the stairs to drop off and pick people up, however parking in the drive is reserved for elected officials 24 hours a day. Drivers dropping people off must find parking in another location.
Once inside the Capitol and immediately to the right near the end of the corridor, the accessible elevator and accessible restrooms are located. The elevator in Room #1009 is accessible to the second floor where the tour office, the Governor’s Office, the Legislature, and the Courts are located. The central tower elevators can accommodate smaller wheelchairs for access to the 14th Floor Memorial Chamber, but the tower is not considered accessible. Those having business with tower offices should contact those offices and staff will come down to meet the individual.
Please call the tour supervisor at (402)471-0449 with questions about parking and accessibility.
Service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act are allowed in the Nebraska State Capitol. Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Service animals are working animals, not pets. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.
A service animal must be under the control of its handler. Under the ADA, service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless the individual’s disability prevents using these devices or these devices interfere with the service animal’s safe, effective performance of tasks.
For additional information please refer to the Department of Justice ADA Requirements: Service Animals.