By Krystal Webster
Catch a Flick
Whether it’s a matinee or opening weekend, Kearney has the latest releases with some classics thrown in. Kearney Cinema 8 is just like the name suggests – eight screens under one roof. Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for children and seniors. If you’re an afternoon movie-goer, you can get in for just $7. The Hilltop Cinema, located in the mall with $8 tickets for adults, and $7 for children and seniors.
The World Theatre located “On The Bricks” in Downtown Kearney is a one-of-a-kind experience. A restored, historic theatre that opened its doors in 1927 as a vaudeville house, is the perfect “date night” you’ve been looking for. Showing all sorts of genres, from the indies to blockbusters, enjoy a brewski from the concession stand and sit-back and enjoy! $5 will get you in the door.
Experience Nebraska art by Nebraska artists, completely free of charge. The Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) is the home of the official art of collection of the state of Nebraska. Visit the gift shop, spend some time in the Outdoor Sculpture Garden or just take in the historic building itself.
The G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture, also free of charge, preserves America’s history as one of the first homes wired for electricity on the Great Plains. It was also used as living quarters for the Nebraska State Tuberculosis Hospital staff.
Designed to provide a place to safeguard and preserve Nebraska’s proud firefighting heritage and to educate individuals on fire prevention, the Nebraska Firefighters Museum and Education Center is a place that any age can enjoy. Adults are $6, seniors $4, ages 6-17 $3, and kids five and under are completely FREE.
When the kids get restless, which is basically all the time, take them out the Kearney Area Children’s Museum where they get to touch, push, pull, build and play! With over 20 interactive exhibits, the museums covers a wide variety of interests that include art, science, fire station and agriculture. Children 1-13 years are $8, adults are $7, and senior citizens are $6.
Get Out and Get Going
Our hike/bike trail is definitely something to brag about. And it’s available to you, every day, completely FREE of charge! Take advantage of the 22+ mile network and go explore! Who said exercising had to be boring?
The Kearney Water Trail is a favorite destination among the locals and visitors. Don’t underestimate the power of surrounding yourself in nature. Bring your own kayak, or call ahead and rent one from Kearney PaddleSports.
Spend an afternoon in one of our parks, and you’ll understand what the buzz is all about. Take a stroll or just sit down with a good book, the park is YOUR place to be in your own zone.