Itinerary: A Weekend Getaway to Kearney

Kearney is full of attractions and amenities, like Meadowlark Hills Golf Course, that'll make your trip unforgettable.
Day 1
Tru Café – Lunch

2100 Central Ave.
Kearney, NE
United States

(308) 236-9422

Kearney’s downtown eatery and coffee shop Tru Café is sourced from local and organic growers. This is a great place to start your afternoon off right without filling up too fast before adventuring out through Kearney.

Cottonmill Park – 2 hrs

2795 Cottonmill Ave.
Kearney, NE
United States

(308) 237-7251

There are plenty of activities to do out at Cottonmill Park. Relax and fish in the 43-acre lake or take one of their paddleboats or kayaks from the rental shop. Plus, the park is the trailhead for Kearney's 13.1-mile paved hike/bike trail. Make sure to visit the Nature Rotary Barn and play a game of disc golf while you’re at it too! This is the perfect place to go in Kearney on a sunny day.

McCue’s Taproom – 1 hr

2008 Avenue A, Suite A
Kearney, NE
United States

(308) 708-7750

Being “all Nebraska, all the time," McCue’s Taproom is a great place to grab a drink. Come in for a flight or even just one drink from one of their 30 beers on tap. They also have plenty of choices of wines and liquors to choose from. Feel free to bring in any snacks or food to enjoy as well.

Joy’s Table

110 S. 2nd Ave.
Kearney, NE
United States

(308) 455-8013

Since the devastating flood in 2019, Joy’s Table was presented with an opportunity to bring more of a family-focused, fine dining experience to Kearney. Still focused on the freshest locally produced ingredients, their menu has pasta, steak and plenty more to enjoy.

The Archway – 1.5 hrs

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

(308) 237-1000

Join the 1.5 million visitors who have experienced the westward expansion of the nation through the eyes of those who lived it. Spanning 310 feet over Interstate 80, The Archway presents 170 years of America’s westward movement through detailed displays and harrowing stories that you’ll hear as you walk over one of America’s busiest interstate highways.

From hiking to paddleboats, Cottonmill Park is the perfect spot for an outdoor Kearney adventure.
Day 2
Good Evans Breakfast & Lunch

1010 3rd Ave., Ste. F
Kearney, NE
United States

(308) 455-1100

Executive Chefs Sara and Travis Evans have crafted a chef-inspired menu that elevates breakfast favorites and brings a new twist to items you might have not experienced. From mimosas to coffee, and their homemade poptarts, you can make sure to fuel for a big day.

Meadowlark Hills Golf Course – 4 hrs

3300 30th Ave.
Kearney, NE
United States

(308) 233-3265

Meadowlark Hills was built in 1993 and is operated by the City of Kearney. The course is a championship 18-hole layout that plays to a par 71 for men and a par 72 for women. With their large driving range, practice putting green and full-service clubhouse with pro shop, there is plenty time to be spent here during the day.

Angus Burger and Shakes

421 W. Talmadge St.
Kearney, NE
United States

(308) 455-6218

The vision for Angus Burgers and Shakes was to create a nice, but casual, place to have a great burger, or a variety of other menu items – including gourmet milkshakes that you just can’t get anywhere else – for not much more money than you might spend at a run-of-the-mill fast food chain restaurant.

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 stocked with unique gift ideas and spend time in the Outdoor Sculpture Garden.

The Alley Rose

2013 Central Ave. 
Kearney, NE
United States

(308) 234-1261

The Alley Rose, located on the bricks in downtown Kearney, is an upscale dining establishment with plenty of different options. From steaks to their delicious potato casseroles, come in for happy hour and a great meal.

The World Theatre

2318 Central Ave.
Kearney, NE
United States

(308) 234-8046

The World Theatre is a nonprofit, volunteer-run theatre that brings an alternative to commercial Hollywood fare. Come celebrate the motion picture as art and see unique live stage events. They have showtimes every weekend, showing movies of all sorts.

Catch a motion picture or unique stage show at The World Theatre