Map and Directions
The ARDC is within a short driving distance from Lincoln and Omaha. If you haven't been to the Center before and are planning on visiting the ARDC, please consider printing out this page or the downloadable file.
Please note that effective October 24, 2005 - Highway 63 has officially changed to Highway 66. This is the highway that takes you to the UNL-ARDC August N. Christenson Research and Education Building. For more information, contact the Nebraska Department of Roads.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Agricultural Research and Development Center (ARDC) and UNL Extension in Saunders County are headquartered in the August N. Christenson Research and Education Building near Mead, Nebraska. The following provides travel directions from Omaha and Lincoln.
FROM OMAHA: From the west side of Omaha, take Dodge Street (Hwy. 6 west). (If you are leaving Center Street or L Street, they both become Hwy 92.) Travel west past Elkhorn and Waterloo exits until you approach a sign noting the Wahoo exit. Take the Wahoo exit and turn left onto Hwy. 275. Hwy. 275 turns into Hwy. 92 when it curves west. Take Hwy. 92 west for 14 miles until you reach the town of Mead. (A green Univ. of Nebraska Agricultural R & D Center ssign is located just east of the main turn into Mead.) Turn south (left) onto Road 10 and travel 6 miles to the stop sign. You will approach a stop sign and a directory sign. Turn west (right) on Hwy. 66 and travel ¾ mile to the August N. Christenson Research and Education Building. The building is located on the south side of Hwy. 66 between County Roads 10 and 11. Please park in the west parking lot. Time considerations: approximately 40 minutes from west Omaha.
FROM LINCOLN: Take Hwy. 77 north out of Lincoln towards Wahoo. The turnoff is located 20 miles north on Hwy. 77. (You will approach a green Univ. of Nebraska Agricultural R & D Center sign, a Hwy. 66/77 sign, and a Wahoo/Ashland/Ithaca sign right before the turn.) Turn east (right) onto Hwy. 66 and travel 6 ¾ miles east. The August N. Christenson Research and Education Building is located on Hwy. 66 on the south (right) side of the road. The building is situated behind a hill and is difficult to see from the highway. Please park in the west parking lot. Time considerations: approximately 40 minutes from Cornhusker Hwy. and 56th Street.