Group and Event Planners

Midwest hospitality and service can be found in Kearney, boasting more than 300,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.  Affordability, central location and professional staff are just a few reasons to hold your next meeting in Kearney.  Kearney is mid-sized and located in south-central Nebraska. It is served by Interstate 80 and is 3 hours west of Omaha, Nebraska, and 5 hours east of Denver.  Kearney is assessable by air transportation, with direct flights daily to Denver, shuttle service from Lincoln and Omaha airports and train service via Amtrak-Holdrege.

Kearney provides over 1,700 rooms offering leisure and business travelers a variety ranging from quaint limited-stay properties to full-service convention hotels.  A majority of the hotels are located within a half-mile of each other and are surrounded by restaurants, nightlife and walking trails.  A pedestrian bridge spans the Kearney Canal which parallels the west side of Second Avenue.  The bridge connects the south hotel area to the retailareas, which includes Cinema 8 and the Big Apple Fun Center and a variety of restaurants and hotels.

Service is our Business!
The Kearney Visitors Bureau offers a variety of complimentary services and material to help you plan your conference with ease:

  • Online Proposal Request
  • Facility Consultation
  • Speakers & Entertainment Listing
  • Step-on-Guide Service
  • Arrangement of tours to area attractions
  • Information Resource
  • City-wide Room Availability Pre-promotion Assistance
  • Unlimited On-Site Registration Assistance
  • Name Badges / Ribbons
  • Assistance with Pre-registration
  • Press Releases
  • Media Resource
  • Visitor Information Display
  • Visitor Guide Brochures / Maps
  • Brochures Available for Pre-Mailings
  • Table Tents
  • Cabela’s Bags
  • City Dignitary Representative
  • Visitors Bureau Representative

Our dedicated staff is waiting to assist you with your next event.  Contact us today!
Tools for the Meeting Planner
Convention & Event Centers Floor Plans
Quick Guide Meeting Profile Sheet
Download Entertainment/Speaker Listings
Entertainment Listing
Speaker listing

“Kearney’s central location is convenient for all of our exhibitors and attendees and hosts all of the amenities that we could possibly need.  The services and hospitality are a Mid-Western treasure!”  –  Barb Kinnan, Executive Director of the Nebraska Alfalfa Marketing Association

Kearney Meeting Venue Photo Gallery

Sport and Special Event Planner

If you can kick it, throw it, shoot it, hit it or ride it…we can host it!  One of the Heartland’s most progressive and successful cities, Kearney lies in the center of America, 1,733 miles from San Francisco and Boston.  Whether you take one of our daily flights to/from Denver or drive in on Interstate 80, Kearney is where you want to be!  Kearney is the perfect location for your next event and when it comes to sports…Kearney has so much to offer!  We have fantastic venues including facilities equipped for wrestling, hockey, BMX, soccer, basketball, golf, drag racing, equestrian and much, much more!
In Kearney you get the advantages of big city venues without the big city price!Kearney is proudly the home of the University of Nebraska at Kearney Lopers (DII)USHL Tri-City Storm and Mr. Basketball.  As well as, the host city of multiple Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) High School State Championships including cross country, play production, duals wrestling, state speech and golf.  Kearney was recently announced as the new host community of the Nebraska Shrine Bowl!
Our convenient location, amenities, affordability and professional staff are just a few reasons you should

host your next big event in Kearney!

Kearney Visitors Bureau offers a variety of complimentary services to help assist you in planning your next event.

Organization Services

  • Welcome packets
  • Experienced volunteers
  • Facility consultation
  • Event listing on website
  • On-site Kearney booth
  • Follow-Up/Evaluation
  • Event planning assistance
  • Press realeases/media resource
  • On-site registration/name tags
  • Hotel room rate solicitation
  • Hospitality rooms

*Each event varies in necessary services, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Group Tour Operator

Kearney is filled with a variety of historical and cultural museums, including the award-winning Archway.

An assortment of lodging can be found within the 1,700 rooms Kearney has to offer.  You will find quaint limited-stay properties to full-service convention hotels. A majority of the hotels are located within a half-mile of each other and are surrounded by group-friendly restaurants, nightlife and walking trails.

Looking to entertain your group with a special performance or entertainment, check out our events calendar to see what’s happening in the area.

We offer a variety of complimentary services for your group tour:
Group Welcome upon Arrival
Step-on-Guide Service
Custom Itineraries
Marketing Material (including brochures, pictures)

Download our Group Tour Profile Sheet.
If your group is staying overnight, print our It Pays To Stay Rebate!