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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

Cabela's

Cabela's oldest existing retail showroom, the 17,000-square-foot Kearney, Nebraska store, is filled with all the quality outdoor gear you expect from the World'

Kearney, NE Sporting Venues


John Barnd House

The 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 law practice, and later was elected Buffalo County judge for two terms. In 1888

Kearney, NE Historic Buildings

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

Kearney United States Post Office

Completed 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. In 1897 he became the supervising architect of the U.S. Treasury.

Kearney, NE Historic Buildings

Things to do near Kearney, NE

McCook Parks

Barnette Park: Features several ponds for children's fishing, playground areas, two sand volleyball courts, winter ice...