Lincoln, Nebraska: Space Shuttle and Insects of Chrome

An unusual selection of shiny sculptures lure eyeballs to a restaurant.
Address:
4724 Pioneers Blvd, Lincoln, NE
Directions:
Outside Penelope's Cafe. South side of the city. On the north side of Pioneers Blvd just west of S. 48th St.
Admission:
Free
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Space Shuttle and Insects of Chrome

This place has changed ownership and has reopened as Penelope's Cafe. The food is American cuisine and is pretty good. The sculptures are still there.

[Clint, 12/26/2015]
Insects of Chrome

This place hasn't closed - it's moved. El Sito is now just west of 48th Street, on Pioneers Boulevard, at a larger location. Chrome sculptures included.

[Chris Peters, 06/30/2013]

Chrome sculptures.

Chrome Insects, Space Shuttle

The "El Sitio" Mexican restaurant has some chrome sculptures out front: a praying mantis, a grasshopper, and the space shuttle, complete with external fuel tank. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ... Una GRANDE Margarita, por favor!

Judging from the condition of the restaurant sign these bugs may not be there long ...

[Jack Cornelison, ChFC, CLU, FLMI, ACS, AIAA, 03/22/2009]

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In the region:
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