Hey Locals: We Need Your Help!


By Krystal Webster

So you live, work and play in the Kearney area? Why should you care about its tourism? Or even tourism in Nebraska? You may not realize how much our visitors to Nebraska impact local businesses and the economy. By the way – it’s a lot!

Source: The U.S. Travel Association Impact of Travel and State Economies 2014.


Tourism is Nebraska’s third largest revenue source. It supports existing companies and stimulates new business development. Tourism is also a source of immediate revenue to Nebraska’s communities, rural and urban.

As the Kearney Visitors Bureau, it’s our job to encourage groups to host meetings and conferences in our community, promote our local attractions, events and hospitality establishments to potential visitors. Kearney is a growing and thriving place – thanks to our locals who live and work here, and to our visitors who enjoy all the things we have to offer.

So how do you – the local – factor in all of this?

We need your help to show others just how great our community is! Whether that’s writing a review online for a restaurant or attraction you visited, sending us community event info to post on our calendar, or even posting photos and using #visitkearney and #kearneynebraska on your social media accounts. We want to see Kearney from your perspective and share it as much as possible!

Check out our social media channels to see what we’ve been up to. Feel free to share, comment or “Like” anything you see!

Facebook: facebook.com/visitkearney  

Twitter: twitter.com/visitkearney

Instagram: instagram.com/visitkearney

Pinterest: pinterest.com/visitkearney

YouTube: youtube.com