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.

A Day in Kearney
Breakfast: The Breakfast Cart & Catering

2524 1st Ave. Ste 6
Kearney, NE
United States

(308) 238-4210

Start your day with eggs, bacon, waffles and more at The Breakfast Cart & Catering.

Kearney Water Trail

1800 W 11th St.
Kearney, NE
United States

April through October, try paddling (or maybe paddle-boarding) the 2.3-mile Kearney Water Trail.

The Archway

3060 E. 1st St.
Kearney, NE
United States

(308) 237-1000

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.

Museum of Nebraska Art

2401 Central Ave.
Kearney, NE
United States

(308) 865-8559

Explore the spirit of Nebraska through incredible paintings and works of art at the Museum of Nebraska Art. FREE admission. 

Thunderhead Brewing

18 E 21st St.
Kearney, NE
United States

(308) 237-1558

Don’t miss creations such as the Prairie Peach pale wheat ale and brick oven pizzas at Thunderhead Brewing in Kearney.

Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center

110 2nd Ave.
Kearney, NE
United States

(308) 237-5971

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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