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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#visitkearney Picture yourself in Kearney

Only ✌️ more days till we are singing along with @olddominionmusic & @walkercounty 🎶 see the show Saturday night at @viaerocenter in #kearneynebraska #visitkearney #timetequilaandtherapy #livemusic #makeitsweet
✨Motivation Monday✨ Why be normal when you can be bold!! 🎨 #motivationmonday #muralmonday #mural #downtownkearney #bebold #streetart #kearneynebraska #visitkearneynebaska
Join @rowesanctuary for the Butterfly Festival happening this Sat! Help in catching & tagging Monarch butterflies, enjoy pollinator-inspired craft stations, & eat snacks provided by Eileen's Colossal Cookies!

Be part of an international Monarch monitoring effort - register online on Rowe Sanctuary’s website.
#butterflyfestival #rowesantuary #weekendadventures #visitkearney
Get hungry - Taste Kearney Restaurant Week starts on Saturday!! 🍽 #tastekearney #restaurantweek #visitkearney @kearneychamber #kearneynebraska
Did you know you don’t have to be in school to do some school clothes shopping!? 😏 You are sure to find something you love when you shop on the bricks in @downtownkearney 🛍🛍 Window display looking fab @thedenimbarboutique 😍 #repost #shoplocal #kearneynebraska #visitkearney #downtownkearney #onthebricks #windowshopping
Ready, set, go!! 🚦 I SPY clues are out and ready for you to solve the mystery phrase. This is a free event and fun for all ages!

How to play: 
1. Get your Gamesheet. 
2. Visit locations. 
3. Spy clues/letters. 
4. Solve the phrase.
5. Enter to win prizes. 

Complete your Gamesheet between now and August 31 for your chance to win one of the awesome prize packages! 

Submit your completed Gamesheet at visitkearney.org/i-spy or turn it in at the Kearney Visitors Bureau office at 1007 2nd Ave.

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