Itinerary: An Art Lover's Trip to Kearney

From museums to crafting classes, Kearney is the perfect stay for those looking to express their inner artist. 

Stop by the Museum of Nebraska Art on your next trip to Kearney.
Kitt’s Coffee Bar – Breakfast

110 N. Railroad St.
Kearney, NE
United States

(308) 293-7655

With their open ceilings, wooden beams and rustic interior, you’ll enjoy your time at Kitt's Coffee Bar. Sip on expertly crafted drinks while tasting some sweet treats and delicious baked goods. This is the perfect place to start your day off the right way. 

Museum of Nebraska Art – 1 hr

2401 Central Ave.
Kearney, NE
United States

(308) 865-8559

View Nebraska through 175 years of great art — from the 19th century to the contemporary scene. Located in a 1911 Renaissance Revival building, MONA is the home of the official art collection of the State of Nebraska. Visit the MONA Shop for unique gift ideas and be sure to spend time in the Outdoor Sculpture Garden. 

Paint Paradise Your Own Pottery Studio – 2 hr

2114 Central Ave.
Kearney, NE
United States

(308) 455-8300

This studio is a fun and happy place where family and friends can gather. A place where someone can come in, relax and leave all their worries behind. Their motto is “It’s Not Fine Art, It’s Fun Art!” Paint Paradise offers everything from pottery, canvas and chalk art to door charms and glass fusion. 

Tru Café – Lunch 

2100 Central Ave.
Kearney, NE
United States

(308) 236-9422

Kearney’s downtown eatery and coffee shop, Tru Café, sources their menu items from local and organic growers. This is a great place to begin your afternoon before adventuring out through Kearney.

St. George Orthodox Christian Church – 1 hr

1505 G Ave.
Kearney, NE
United States

(308) 234-6969

Throughout this small Orthodox Church you will find unique and notable artwork. Back in 2012, the St. George Orthodox Church commissioned Dmitry Shkolnik for the iconography project. Shkolnik painted canvases in his California studio and then came to Kearney to mount them on the ceiling and walls. Set up your tour by calling Rev. Christopher Morris.

Rustic Patch – 3 hr

2110 Central Ave.
Kearney, NE
United States

(308) 224-3990

The Rustic Patch is a place to create fun and unique décor projects from scratch. During each crafting class, you will be instructed and guided through the entire creative process — from using raw material to the finishing touches of your project. You can always check their website for upcoming events or even contact them for your own private class.

Coppermill Steakhouse - Dinner

421 Talmadge Rd. Suite 2
Kearney, NE
United States

(308) 455-4580

From the moment you walk into Coppermill Steakhouse, your taste buds are in for an experience. Starting with their pasta to every sauce they serve, Coppermill strives to make every product in-house, even down to the cocktails. With a state-of-the-art dry-aging cooler, there’s nothing they do better than a fine steak. Their high-quality beef and locally raised pork are carefully aged with controlled temperature and humidity to create a flavorful and tender experience you’ll never forget.