Watch the Majestic Sandhill Crane Migration
Attend a concert by an international superstar or experience the excitement of a Tri-State Storm hockey game at Viaero Wireless Center, and then avoid I-80 traffic by checking in at the Country Inn & Suites, just half a mile away. Nature lovers appreciate our hotel’s proximity to the world’s second Cabela’s store, where you can buy great outdoor gear before heading to Fort Kearny State Recreation Area for fishing, camping and hiking. For a truly unique Kearney experience, watch the annual Sandhill Crane migration at Rowe Sanctuary in March, or stroll across the 310-foot long Archway to learn about the infamous Oregon Trail. If you’re traveling as a family, don’t miss the Kearney Area Children’s Museum where kids can be kids, with plenty of fun and educational exhibits to keep them engaged.
Plan your trip to Kearney by adding these attractions to your itinerary:
- Viaero Wireless Center (0.5 miles)
This multi-purpose entertainment facility serves as home base for the Tri-State Storm hockey team, and it hosts thrilling musical performances by international superstars all year long.
Phone: +1 (308) 338-8011
- Kearney Area Children's Museum (2 miles)
Kids can be themselves at Kearney Area Children’s Museum, where hands-on exhibits inspire youngsters to explore their own intellect and creativity.
Phone: +1 (308) 698-2228
- Museum of Nebraska Art (2 miles)
Established in 1976 with fewer than 30 pieces, the Museum of Nebraska Art now houses a permanent collection of 5,000 pieces from masters such as Robert Henri and Jun Kaneko.
Phone: +1 (308) 865-8559
- University of Nebraska at Kearney (2.5 miles)
Watch the Lopers play or visit an on-campus cultural event at the University of Nebraska Kearney, a public university with nearly 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
Phone: +1 (308) 865-8441
- The Archway (3 miles)
Experience 170 years of Midwest history in under an hour at The Archway, a 310-foot long structure spanning I-80 with plenty of interactive displays.
Phone: +1 (308) 237-1000
- Cabela's (3.5 miles)
Purchase high-quality outdoor and sports gear at the Cabela’s in Kearney, the second Cabela’s ever built. Stop by the snack shop for delicious fudge and nuts.
Phone: +1 (308) 234-3933
- Fort Kearny State Historical Park (6.5 miles)
Fort Kearny was built in the mid-1800s, but travelers can still visit the stockade, the powder magazine and the carpenter-blacksmith shop at this historical park, which was once the home station for the Pony Express.
Phone: +1 (308) 865-5305
- Fort Kearny State Recreation Area (6.5 miles)
Bring your fishing pole and a picnic basket or go hiking and swimming on the grounds of this 186-acre state park that’s dotted with sandpit lakes and waterfowl.
Phone: +1 (308) 865-5305
- Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary (18 miles)
Learn all about the migration patterns of Sandhill Cranes and other waterfowl at the Rowe Sanctuary visitor center, which, along with the surrounding 2,418 acres of protected lands, is managed by the National Audubon Society.
Phone: +1 (308) 468-5282
- Pioneer Village (18 miles)
Step back into yesteryear at Pioneer Village. Visit the 28 buildings, like the Pony Express relay station and antique toy store, to view more than 50,000 artifacts that provide a holistic glimpse at American history.
Phone: +1 (308) 832-1181