This is a recreation of a traditional Pawnee Earth Lodge. The thing I found most interesting about it was that it was not built by Pawnee Indians but by members of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and and Arikara tribes. The Pawnee are believed to have built their last traditional lodge in 1905 and have lost the knowledge of how they were built. Losing vital...more
This museum is quite an experience and tells about the trails, the railroad, and the highways that led past Kearney into the west and the part they played in the expansion of the United States. There are also a number of outdoor displays about life along the Great Platte River Road that I will go into in greater detail. Kids of all ages may enjoy...more
This church was built in 1898 by the German Baptist Church of the Brethren on the Southwest corner of 18th Street and Avenue A. That congregation used the church until 1964 and other churches used the building for another 12 years. The church was donated to the museum in 1989.more
I live in Kearney so therefore have not stayed here but the lobby is very nice and clean and it...more
224 2nd Avenue South, Kearney, Nebraska, 68847, United States
Good for: Couples
I have not stayed here, since I live in Kearney. But its another option that you can check out. A...more
$22 as of August 2013 I am a big seafood fan; so I normally am very happy to see a Red Lobster near my motel. This was a good one and my waitress, Becca, was great. Hours are 11 AM to 10 PM Sunday through Thursday and 11 AM to 11 PM Friday and Saturday. I had the Admirals Feast; which was quite good. Love their biscuits too.more
If you are looking for a modern, bright, immaculately clean coffee shop, this is it. We make a combination of cappachino and coffee. But they are actually a complete restaurant as well. Lunches there are inexpensive and good. Panini sandwiches are a specialty.more
I had one of their hamburgers and it was delicious, and there was plenty of it! It opened in February of 2006. Alpine Swiss Hamburger and Kalua coffee. In the summertime they have great flavored lemonades; I like Cherry Lemonade and my wife likes the Raspberry Lemonade.Another favorite: Memphis dry-rubbed ribs. wow, they are good.This evening we...more
If you are in downtown Kearney and are looking for a nice Irish Pub to grab a quick burger and a beer (or more) consider Paddy O'Mally's. Seemed like a nice friendly place to me.
Dress Code: Casual
Seriously, if you would find yourself needing to buy a used car, I would recommend two places: Lichti's (pictured) and Stan's (in second photo)Lichti's is located on the north side of highway 30 out on the east edge of town in the industrial park area.Stan's is also located on the north side of highway 30, but farther into town, maybe about Avenue...more
There is a huge 35,000 square foot Cabela's store located in Kearney for all your outdoor equipment needs. They also have great displays of animals trophies in their natural habitats. This is also the home of the Classic Car Museum. Hours are 8 AM to 8 PM Monday through Saturday and 810 AM to 6 PM on Sunday. Just down the road is an outlet for...more
TO GET A FLAVOR OF LOCAL POLITICS AND OTHER INTERESTS, tune into AM 1340 radio in the mornings. First, from 7 to 9 am is a lighthearted chatter show called "The Breakfast Flakes". From 9 to 11 am is the call-in portion of the programming. Its called "Talk of the Town".After that they go to national programs which I never listen to.The second photo...more
If you are in Kearney on Father's Day and you like shiny new and old Corvettes, the Archway is the place to be. The Archway Corvette Club has a nice show outside, and in the lobby area of the Arch you can cool off with ice cream sundaes and soda pop.note: In 2007 theshow was planned for August 11th (a Saturday)more
IN SOME AREAS THEY ARE CALLED "YARD SALES" but we call them "garage sales" and boy, are they popular around here.On Saturday mornings in the spring and summer there are garage sales all over town, and plenty of customers come to browse and buy! Usually the sales start at 8 in the morning, some start at 9. A few will have sale hours on Friday as...more
DON'T THINK YOU ARE GOING TO CATCH A MOVIE HERE. THIS IS NOW A DENTAL OFFICE!My grown son just had a dental procedure done here for the first time, and I was very impressed with the dentist, the nurses and the office personnel.The decor of this place is amazing; it took them a year to remodel this old movie theater, using old movie posters, velvet...more
EVER WONDER WHERE THOSE TELEMARKETER CALLS COME FROM? Well, unfortunately, some of them come from Kearney. This sign appears over a Kearney furniture store on Central Avenue. In the basement of this store, telemarketers are making their calls.One reason that telephone services often originate from this part of the country is that we have no accent....more
"THE STAGECOACH" IS THE NAME OF THIS BUSINESS. Its really not a "trap" because no one forces you or tricks you into buying anything. But it is the most "touristy" thing in Kearney. If you are into tacky souveniers, T-shirts with "funny" sayings on them, etc., then this is the place for you. Young children, and maybe teenagers, will think this is a pretty neat place. There is a wide variety of "stuff" to choose from, trust me.
Unique Suggestions: Just don't get carried away and get something that will soon be for sale at your next yard sale.
location: As you exit I-80 and turn north toward Kearney, you will soon see this "fort" on the west side of the road.
Fun Alternatives: THERE'S LOTS MORE TO DO IN KEARNEY, JUST CHECK MY OTHER TIPS.
Fort Kearny was established as a military outpost along the Oregon Trail in 1848 to protect pioneers making the trip west, and was named for General Stephen W. Kearny. It also served as a stop for the stage coach, a pony express station, the headquarters for the Pawnee Scouts, and a supply depot/outfitter during the Indian Wars, along with...more
15 miles east of Kearney on highway 30 is the town of Gibbon. Just southeast of town is the George Spencer Vineyards and Winery, one of Nebraska's newer wineries.Go to the east end of Gibbon, just past the meatpacking plant, and turn south across the railroad tracks on Pawnee Rd. Go 1 1/2 miles and you will see the winery on the east side. The...more
ONLY A 15-MINUTE DRIVE FROM KEARNEY:The Audubon Center at the Rowe Sanctuary is a great place to observe birds, especially migratory birds. In fact, if you can be there during the last half of March or the first week of April, you will see the migration of half a million Sandhill Cranes through the area (best viewing times are sunset or sunrise)....more
For fifteen years, a girl's basketball tournament has been held at UNK in July. Teams from all over the midwest, and sometimes farther, come to participate. Games are held at the UNK Health and Sports Center on campus. In 2006, the tournament dates are July 13 - 16th. There were 48 teams participating in 2005, and there were 64 All-Star Teams in...more
IN SEPTEMBER OF 2006, BIZJOURNAL.COM RANKED THE 577 SMALL CITIES IN THE U.S. FOR QUALITY OF LIFE. THESE CITIES WERE FROM 10,000 TO 50,000 IN POPULATION.KEARNEY FINISHED #1 IN NEBRASKA, #11 IN THE ENTIRE MIDWEST, AND #31 IN THE UNITED STATES. FACTORS IN THIS RANKING WERE: A STRONG ECONOMY, LIGHT TRAFFIC, POPULATION AND INCOME INCREASES, MODERATE...more
Okay, it's spelled Kearney. In English that can be at least two pronunciations. Here in Nebraska, it 'kar-nee'. That's Car like the automobile, followed by knee, the joint in the middle of your leg. Simple, maybe. It's the name of the Colonel who lead the 1st military expedition along the Oregon Trail and made recommendations about where and if...more
Just for your information, one campus of CCC (Central Community College) is located in Kearney. It is primarily devoted to nursing education. Other campuses are in Hastings and Grand Island. Our oldest son graduated from the CCC in Hastings with a degree in Horticulture, and we were quite impressed with the education he received there.2 photos...more