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Kearney, Nebraska

  • John Barnd House

    John Barnd HouseThe John Barnd House, located in Kearney, is a large two-and-one-half-story frame dwelling built about 1892, and a good example of the Queen Anne style. Barnd came to Kearney in 1874, established a la...
    John Barnd House
  • Hanson-Downing House

    Hanson-Downing HouseThe Hanson-Downing House, built in 1886, is an excellent example of the American ornamented cottage. The asymmetry of forms, variation in roof sections, and textural variety create a picturesque effec...
    Hanson-Downing House
  • Dr. A. O. Thomas House

    Dr. A. O. Thomas HouseThe Thomas House was designed by Nebraska architect George A. Berlinghof in 1906 in the Neo-Classical Revival style. Dr. A. O. Thomas, a native of Illinois, was the first president of the Kearney Stat...
    Dr. A. O. Thomas House
  • Walter Klem House

    The Walter Klem House, designed in the English Cottage style, is located in Kearney. Historic housing stock in the city predominantly dates from the 1910s through the 1920s, logically coinciding with...
    Walter Klem House
  • Kearney Junior High School

    Located in Kearney, this Neo-Classical-style building was constructed in 1925 to1926. It is a good and intact example of an early twentieth century junior high school building. The Kearney Junior High...
    Kearney Junior High School
  • Kearney United States Post Office

    Kearney United States Post OfficeCompleted in 1911, the Post Office Building is a fine example of the Neo-Classical Revival style. It was designed by James Knox Taylor. Taylor's education and early practice was in St. Paul, Minnesota...
    Kearney United States Post Office
  • Sweetwater Mill and Kilgore Bridges

    Sweetwater Mill and Kilgore BridgesSweetwater Mill Bridge In November 1908 the Buffalo County Board of Supervisors adopted bridge plans prepared by the Standard Bridge Company as the county standards. The board awarded an annual bri...
    Sweetwater Mill and Kilgore Bridges

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Museum of Nebraska Art

The Museum of Nebraska Art houses the state's only collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints created solely by Nebraskans or artists concerned with Nebraska as the subject. Enjoy quality invitational and traveling exhibits as well as creative exhibits of the museum'

Kearney, NE Museums

Sandhill Crane Migration

Fossil records reveal the sandhill cranes have been visiting this region for more than nine million years. For five weeks each spring, visitors to the Platte River valley in south-central Nebraska can enjoy the symphony of sounds and dancing rituals of 90 percent of the world'

Kearney, NE Natural Attractions

Chevyland USA

America's top collection of Chevrolets features more than 110 cars, from priceless classics to nostalgic favorites, all restored or in original condition.

Kearney, NE Auto Collections

Cookbooks by Morris Press

You'll find thousands of hometown cookbooks from all 50 states when you visit the nation's largest publishers of fund-raising organizational and family cookbooks.

Kearney, NE Outlets

Trails & Rails Museum

The Buffalo County Historical Society/Trails and Rails Museum traces the history of transportation through Buffalo County on a site where the Mormon Trail once passed. Displays include a Union Pacific steam engine, an 1898 depot, 1898 church, 1880s Freighters' Hotel, an 1871

Kearney, NE Museums

Things to do near Kearney, NE

Tubing and Canoeing

The Republican River is beautiful in the summer for canoeing or tubing. A run can be from Oxford to Orleans, or below Harlan ...