Kearney's a sure thing for sandhill cranes (you're in the Platte River Valley, after all). But take your eyes off the sky and you'll notice something: there's a museum for every audience in Kearney.
Late February through April, all eyes are on the million sandhill cranes migrating through Kearney along the Platte River Valley. Lower your binoculars to see what else this city has to offer, especially for museum-lovers: follow the migration of Western settlers at The Archway. Learn more about their lifestyle inside the period buildings of Fort Kearny State Historical Park, the first fort built to protect travelers on the Oregon Trail. Or, take your pick—from the Kearney Area Children's Museum to the Classic Car Collection to the Museum of Nebraska Art.
2524 1st Ave. Ste 6
Start your day with eggs, bacon, waffles and more at The Breakfast Cart & Catering.
1800 W 11th St.
April through October, try paddling (or maybe paddle-boarding) the 2.3-mile Kearney Water Trail.
3060 E. 1st St.
Spanning more than 300 feet above I-80, The Archway is a monument to the pioneers and settlers who followed the Great Platte River Road through Nebraska and helped develop the Western United States.
2401 Central Ave.
Explore the spirit of Nebraska through incredible paintings and works of art at the Museum of Nebraska Art. FREE admission.
18 E 21st St.
Don’t miss creations such as the Prairie Peach pale wheat ale and brick oven pizzas at Thunderhead Brewing in Kearney.
110 2nd Ave.
Families love Holiday Inn Kearney, where kids eat free and the Captain’s Lagoon features water slides for all ages and a kids’ pool.
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