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Kearney, Nebraska

  • Sandhill Crane Migration

    Sandhill Crane MigrationFossil 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...
    Sandhill Crane Migration

Attractions and Upcoming Events


Rowe Sanctuary

This 1,150 acre wildlife sanctuary is operated by the National Audubon Society to provide habitat for sandhill cranes, whooping cranes and other birds. In March and April, Rowe staff guides groups to four crane viewing blinds (enclosed wooden buildings), which accommodate 16 to 36

Kearney, NE Wildlife Refuges

Hanson-Downing House

The Hanson-Downing House, built in 1886

Kearney, NE Historic Buildings

Historic Frank House

The Frank House, built by George Washington Frank, was constructed in 1889. The three-story house listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is made of red Colorado sandstone, with English golden oak interior paneling and lumber, and hand carved woodwork and has seven fireplaces (10

Kearney, NE Historic Homes

Fort Kearny State Recreation Area

Campers will find south-central Nebraska's Fort Kearny State Recreation Area much to their liking. Once called Kearney County SRA, this recreational area boasts excellent camping facilities. The attractive 152-acre area was acquired by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in 1960

Kearney, NE State Recreation Areas

Things to do near Kearney, NE

Swanson Reservoir Camping

Spring Canyon offers top-notch camping facilities, with modern restrooms and showers, 50 rock-surfaced pads (45 with e...