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Kearney area attractions to visit this summer

Spanning I-80, the Great Platte River Road Archway is a fantastic link to the past.

One of the Heartland’s most progressive and successful small cities, Kearney, Neb., lies at the center of America, firmly rooted to the best of our country’s ideals. In Kearney, people are difference makers. They work in harmony with each other and the environment to create a community that’s right for the times. Kearney, the county seat of Buffalo County, is located on the north bank of the Platte River at its southern-most point. Situated in the south-central part of the state, Kearney is served by Interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 30.

Spanning I-80, the Great Platte River Road Archway is a fantastic link to the past. Eight stories span a distance where trappers, pioneers, the 49ers and the Pony Express once passed through. You will see the trials and triumph of their story as told through huge murals, displays, lighting, and narration. Visit their website at http://www.archway.org for hours and special events.

Cabela’s is an outdoorsman’s paradise. Along with outdoor equipment from the world’s foremost outfitters, you’ll find one of the most impressive trophy collections of deer, elk, moose, bobcats, cougars and fish west of the Smithsonian. Located on East Highway 30.

The Nebraska Firefighters Museum and Education Center is designed to provide a place to safeguard and preserve Nebraska’s proud firefighting heritage and to educate individuals about fire prevention. Opening mid-Summer 2009, the museum is located on East 1st Street. For more information regarding hours of operation and admission fees, please visit http://www.nebraskafirefightersmuseum.com.

The Museum of Nebraska Art houses the state’s only collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints created solely by Nebraskans. Enjoy the art amid the rich bronze details and highly polished marble of its gracious Renaissance revival museum building, located on Central Avenue.

Fort Kearny was an oasis during a hard journey for thousands of pioneer wagon trains. Be an eyewitness to the story by walking through the interpretive center, the blacksmith-carpenter shop, powder magazine and split stockade. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

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Fort Kearny State Recreation Area is 152 acres of outdoor beaches, swimming, fishing, camping, picnicking and the 1.8 mile Fort Kearny Hike Bike Trail. Showers and changing rooms are available. Located just one mile east of the Historical Park, a Nebraska State Park Permit is required.

The Trails and Rails Museum traces the history of transportation through Buffalo County on the site where the Mormon Trails once passed. Displays include a Union Pacific steam engine, an authentic depot, church, Freighters’ Hotel and a school house, along with archives of the area. Located on West 11th Street, the museum is open Memorial Day through Labor Day. For more information, visit their website at http://www.bchs.us

University of Nebraska Kearney is an affordable, student centered regional hub of intellectual, cultural and artistic excellence that has been a prominent part of Nebraska’s higher education landscape for more than a century. As one of four campuses of the University of Nebraska, UNK offers access to all the opportunities and choices of a major public university. Campus life is further enriched by a renowned music and performing arts program, a highly successful intercollegiate athletics program and a lively intramurals program. Stop by the UNK Admission office for a campus tour or visit http://www.unk.edu.

The Frank House is a Richardsonian Romanesque mansion constructed of red sandstone in the 1880s. It features hand-carved oak and one of the largest Tiffany windows installed in a residence. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located on the University of Nebraska-Kearney campus on west Hwy. 30. For tours and walk-in hours see http://www.frankhouse.org.

FirsTier Event Center is located in Kearney right off Interstate 80, the most traveled interstate in Nebraska. The 5,000 seat venue has been host to the USHL Hockey Team the Tri-City Storm, big name concerts and special events bringing in thousands. With over 54,000 square feet of exhibit space it is the prime location for a variety of entertainment functions and meetings in which hundreds of thousands of people have utilized for fun and work.

For more information contact the Kearney Visitor’s Bureau at (800) 652-9435 or visit their website at http://www.visitkearney.org.

One of the Heartland’s most progressive and successful small cities, Kearney, Neb., lies at the center of America, firmly rooted to the best of our country’s ideals. In Kearney, people are difference makers. They work in harmony with each other and the environment to create a community that’s right for the times. Kearney, the county seat of Buffalo County, is located on the north bank of the Platte River at its southern-most point. Situated in the south-central part of the state, Kearney is served by Interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 30.

Spanning I-80, the Great Platte River Road Archway is a fantastic link to the past. Eight stories span a distance where trappers, pioneers, the 49ers and the Pony Express once passed through. You will see the trials and triumph of their story as told through huge murals, displays, lighting, and narration. Visit their website at http://www.archway.org for hours and special events.

Cabela’s is an outdoorsman’s paradise. Along with outdoor equipment from the world’s foremost outfitters, you’ll find one of the most impressive trophy collections of deer, elk, moose, bobcats, cougars and fish west of the Smithsonian. Located on East Highway 30.

The Nebraska Firefighters Museum and Education Center is designed to provide a place to safeguard and preserve Nebraska’s proud firefighting heritage and to educate individuals about fire prevention. Opening mid-Summer 2009, the museum is located on East 1st Street. For more information regarding hours of operation and admission fees, please visit http://www.nebraskafirefightersmuseum.com.

The Museum of Nebraska Art houses the state’s only collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints created solely by Nebraskans. Enjoy the art amid the rich bronze details and highly polished marble of its gracious Renaissance revival museum building, located on Central Avenue.

Fort Kearny was an oasis during a hard journey for thousands of pioneer wagon trains. Be an eyewitness to the story by walking through the interpretive center, the blacksmith-carpenter shop, powder magazine and split stockade. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Fort Kearny State Recreation Area is 152 acres of outdoor beaches, swimming, fishing, camping, picnicking and the 1.8 mile Fort Kearny Hike Bike Trail. Showers and changing rooms are available. Located just one mile east of the Historical Park, a Nebraska State Park Permit is required.

The Trails and Rails Museum traces the history of transportation through Buffalo County on the site where the Mormon Trails once passed. Displays include a Union Pacific steam engine, an authentic depot, church, Freighters’ Hotel and a school house, along with archives of the area. Located on West 11th Street, the museum is open Memorial Day through Labor Day. For more information, visit their website at http://www.bchs.us

University of Nebraska Kearney is an affordable, student centered regional hub of intellectual, cultural and artistic excellence that has been a prominent part of Nebraska’s higher education landscape for more than a century. As one of four campuses of the University of Nebraska, UNK offers access to all the opportunities and choices of a major public university. Campus life is further enriched by a renowned music and performing arts program, a highly successful intercollegiate athletics program and a lively intramurals program. Stop by the UNK Admission office for a campus tour or visit http://www.unk.edu.

The Frank House is a Richardsonian Romanesque mansion constructed of red sandstone in the 1880s. It features hand-carved oak and one of the largest Tiffany windows installed in a residence. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located on the University of Nebraska-Kearney campus on west Hwy. 30. For tours and walk-in hours see http://www.frankhouse.org.

FirsTier Event Center is located in Kearney right off Interstate 80, the most traveled interstate in Nebraska. The 5,000 seat venue has been host to the USHL Hockey Team the Tri-City Storm, big name concerts and special events bringing in thousands. With over 54,000 square feet of exhibit space it is the prime location for a variety of entertainment functions and meetings in which hundreds of thousands of people have utilized for fun and work.

For more information contact the Kearney Visitor’s Bureau at (800) 652-9435 or visit their website at http://www.visitkearney.org.

One of the Heartland’s most progressive and successful small cities, Kearney, Neb., lies at the center of America, firmly rooted to the best of our country’s ideals. In Kearney, people are difference makers. They work in harmony with each other and the environment to create a community that’s right for the times. Kearney, the county seat of Buffalo County, is located on the north bank of the Platte River at its southern-most point. Situated in the south-central part of the state, Kearney is served by Interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 30.

Spanning I-80, the Great Platte River Road Archway is a fantastic link to the past. Eight stories span a distance where trappers, pioneers, the 49ers and the Pony Express once passed through. You will see the trials and triumph of their story as told through huge murals, displays, lighting, and narration. Visit their website at http://www.archway.org for hours and special events.

Cabela’s is an outdoorsman’s paradise. Along with outdoor equipment from the world’s foremost outfitters, you’ll find one of the most impressive trophy collections of deer, elk, moose, bobcats, cougars and fish west of the Smithsonian. Located on East Highway 30.

The Nebraska Firefighters Museum and Education Center is designed to provide a place to safeguard and preserve Nebraska’s proud firefighting heritage and to educate individuals about fire prevention. Opening mid-Summer 2009, the museum is located on East 1st Street. For more information regarding hours of operation and admission fees, please visit http://www.nebraskafirefightersmuseum.com.

The Museum of Nebraska Art houses the state’s only collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints created solely by Nebraskans. Enjoy the art amid the rich bronze details and highly polished marble of its gracious Renaissance revival museum building, located on Central Avenue.

Fort Kearny was an oasis during a hard journey for thousands of pioneer wagon trains. Be an eyewitness to the story by walking through the interpretive center, the blacksmith-carpenter shop, powder magazine and split stockade. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Fort Kearny State Recreation Area is 152 acres of outdoor beaches, swimming, fishing, camping, picnicking and the 1.8 mile Fort Kearny Hike Bike Trail. Showers and changing rooms are available. Located just one mile east of the Historical Park, a Nebraska State Park Permit is required.

The Trails and Rails Museum traces the history of transportation through Buffalo County on the site where the Mormon Trails once passed. Displays include a Union Pacific steam engine, an authentic depot, church, Freighters’ Hotel and a school house, along with archives of the area. Located on West 11th Street, the museum is open Memorial Day through Labor Day. For more information, visit their website at http://www.bchs.us

University of Nebraska Kearney is an affordable, student centered regional hub of intellectual, cultural and artistic excellence that has been a prominent part of Nebraska’s higher education landscape for more than a century. As one of four campuses of the University of Nebraska, UNK offers access to all the opportunities and choices of a major public university. Campus life is further enriched by a renowned music and performing arts program, a highly successful intercollegiate athletics program and a lively intramurals program. Stop by the UNK Admission office for a campus tour or visit http://www.unk.edu.

The Frank House is a Richardsonian Romanesque mansion constructed of red sandstone in the 1880s. It features hand-carved oak and one of the largest Tiffany windows installed in a residence. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located on the University of Nebraska-Kearney campus on west Hwy. 30. For tours and walk-in hours see http://www.frankhouse.org.

FirsTier Event Center is located in Kearney right off Interstate 80, the most traveled interstate in Nebraska. The 5,000 seat venue has been host to the USHL Hockey Team the Tri-City Storm, big name concerts and special events bringing in thousands. With over 54,000 square feet of exhibit space it is the prime location for a variety of entertainment functions and meetings in which hundreds of thousands of people have utilized for fun and work.

For more information contact the Kearney Visitor’s Bureau at (800) 652-9435 or visit their website at http://www.visitkearney.org.

One of the Heartland’s most progressive and successful small cities, Kearney, Neb., lies at the center of America, firmly rooted to the best of our country’s ideals. In Kearney, people are difference makers. They work in harmony with each other and the environment to create a community that’s right for the times. Kearney, the county seat of Buffalo County, is located on the north bank of the Platte River at its southern-most point. Situated in the south-central part of the state, Kearney is served by Interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 30.

Spanning I-80, the Great Platte River Road Archway is a fantastic link to the past. Eight stories span a distance where trappers, pioneers, the 49ers and the Pony Express once passed through. You will see the trials and triumph of their story as told through huge murals, displays, lighting, and narration. Visit their website at http://www.archway.org for hours and special events.

Cabela’s is an outdoorsman’s paradise. Along with outdoor equipment from the world’s foremost outfitters, you’ll find one of the most impressive trophy collections of deer, elk, moose, bobcats, cougars and fish west of the Smithsonian. Located on East Highway 30.

The Nebraska Firefighters Museum and Education Center is designed to provide a place to safeguard and preserve Nebraska’s proud firefighting heritage and to educate individuals about fire prevention. Opening mid-Summer 2009, the museum is located on East 1st Street. For more information regarding hours of operation and admission fees, please visit http://www.nebraskafirefightersmuseum.com.

The Museum of Nebraska Art houses the state’s only collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints created solely by Nebraskans. Enjoy the art amid the rich bronze details and highly polished marble of its gracious Renaissance revival museum building, located on Central Avenue.

Fort Kearny was an oasis during a hard journey for thousands of pioneer wagon trains. Be an eyewitness to the story by walking through the interpretive center, the blacksmith-carpenter shop, powder magazine and split stockade. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Fort Kearny State Recreation Area is 152 acres of outdoor beaches, swimming, fishing, camping, picnicking and the 1.8 mile Fort Kearny Hike Bike Trail. Showers and changing rooms are available. Located just one mile east of the Historical Park, a Nebraska State Park Permit is required.

The Trails and Rails Museum traces the history of transportation through Buffalo County on the site where the Mormon Trails once passed. Displays include a Union Pacific steam engine, an authentic depot, church, Freighters’ Hotel and a school house, along with archives of the area. Located on West 11th Street, the museum is open Memorial Day through Labor Day. For more information, visit their website at http://www.bchs.us

University of Nebraska Kearney is an affordable, student centered regional hub of intellectual, cultural and artistic excellence that has been a prominent part of Nebraska’s higher education landscape for more than a century. As one of four campuses of the University of Nebraska, UNK offers access to all the opportunities and choices of a major public university. Campus life is further enriched by a renowned music and performing arts program, a highly successful intercollegiate athletics program and a lively intramurals program. Stop by the UNK Admission office for a campus tour or visit http://www.unk.edu.

The Frank House is a Richardsonian Romanesque mansion constructed of red sandstone in the 1880s. It features hand-carved oak and one of the largest Tiffany windows installed in a residence. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located on the University of Nebraska-Kearney campus on west Hwy. 30. For tours and walk-in hours see http://www.frankhouse.org.

FirsTier Event Center is located in Kearney right off Interstate 80, the most traveled interstate in Nebraska. The 5,000 seat venue has been host to the USHL Hockey Team the Tri-City Storm, big name concerts and special events bringing in thousands. With over 54,000 square feet of exhibit space it is the prime location for a variety of entertainment functions and meetings in which hundreds of thousands of people have utilized for fun and work.

For more information contact the Kearney Visitor’s Bureau at (800) 652-9435 or visit their website at http://www.visitkearney.org.