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 half-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.