Welcome to Kearney!

Let’s start with the basics…
Kearney pronounced
/ˈkärnē/ (car + knee)

1. A colorful and exciting city situated in the heart of the Heartland.

2. The Sandhill Crane Capital of the World

Now that we got that out of the way, here are a dozen things you ought to know about Kearney.

Experience One of the Earth’s Greatest Migrations

Experience the sites and sounds of the world’s largest gathering of Sandhill Cranes during their spring migration through central Nebraska. Each spring over 650,000 Sandhill Cranes converge on the Platte River from mid-February to early-April to fuel up before continuing their journey to the northern US, Canada, Alaska, and as far as Siberia.

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Party on the Platte last night on our guided tour at @rowesanctuary If you have not experience the #sandhillcranemigration it definitely needs to be on your #bucketlist  #nebraska #sandhillcranes #platteriver #kearneynebraska #visitkearney
Cranes & Trains 📷 Spring migration 2021
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Welcome to Kearney State Speech participates, coaches, judges & fans! Nearly 1,000 students will be competing  today & tomorrow here at Kearney High & Horizon Middle School. Good luck & enjoy your time in #kearneynebraska  @nsaahome #visitkearney #statespeech2021 #statespeechnebraska
Newbee crane watcher? No problem, we have self-guided tours to help make ‘flying solo’ easy! Try one of our suggested tours or use the map to create your own. 
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This weekend wrapped up the 30th annual Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic in Kearney, congratulations to all the winners and thanks for visiting #kearneynebraska 

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