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.

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Experience Kearney Like a Local

Visit Kearney like a local. Tune in to hear our Locals top must-do activities.

A common question we hear around here is where do the locals go and what do they like to do. So we pulled together a team of Locals to tell you about all things Kearney. In this episode, we hear our Locals’ suggestions for their top things to do.

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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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Only slightly over 600 Whooping Cranes remain in existence, & last week 95 were spotted migrating through Central Nebraska! @rowesanctuary volunteer, Don Brockmeier, captured this photo of these beautiful & rare birds. #rowesanctuary #whoopingcranes #endangeredspecies #visitnebraska #visitkearney #conservation #criticalhabitat
Hello Weekend! This weekend is full of cool sports, crafts & antiques, live performances & international eats!

Shown here:
🏒 @tricitystorm Hockey (Sat 7:05 pm) at Viaero Center
🥤 Soda Fountain Sundae (Sun 2:30 pm) at @kearneyarchway 
🍜 International Food Festival (Sun 4-6 pm) at @unkearney w/ @unkglobal 
🎸 @officialtantric (Sun 8:30 pm) at @theothersidene 

Dont miss out - get the an event round-up sent to your inbox when you sign up for our weekly What's Happening email! #visitkearney #kearneynebraska #weekendvibes
It’s a tradition 50 years in the making! Kearney is excited to host another year of this awesome event! This year 883 athletes from 176 different school will complete - best of luck to all today’s runners! @nsaahome #tradition #kearneynebraska #visitkearney @kearneycountryclub
Only ✌️ more days till we are singing along with @olddominionmusic & @walkercounty 🎶 see the show Saturday night at @viaerocenter in #kearneynebraska #visitkearney #timetequilaandtherapy #livemusic #makeitsweet