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Kearney Tourism and Sightseeing
Kearney is centrally located in South Central Nebraska along Interstate 80 and is home to the University of Nebraska Kearney campus and many historical and cultural attractions including the award-winning Great Platte River Road Archway. The Archway is the only structure of its kind that pays tribute to the perseverance and ingenuity that developed our wonderfully diverse culture and dynamic American heritage and future utilizing film, computer graphics, light and sound, life-size dioramas, re-enactors and classic cars to document over 150 years of transportation and communication across America. In addition, the Museum of Nebraska Art, home of the state‚Äôs only collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints created solely by Nebraskans. This is just a taste of the unique attractions you will find in Kearney. Kearney provides over 1,600 rooms ranging from limited-stay properties to full-service convention hotels. A majority of the hotels are located within a half-mile of each other and are surrounded by restaurants, nightlife and walking trails.   Skip to Best Time to Visit. View Map.


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Sandhill Crane Migration
Sandhill Crane Migration Top Attraction!
Recreation in Kearney, NE USA

A six week period from late February to early April when over 80% of the world's population of Sandhill Cranes travel from southern wintering grounds to the north.


The Nebraska Firefighters Museum And Education Center
The Nebraska Firefighters Museum And Education Center things to do on a rainy day in Kearney, NE
Museum in Kearney, NE USA

Designed to provide a place to safeguard and preserve Nebraska's proud firefighting heritage and to educate individuals about fire prevention.

Holiday Inn Kearney
Holiday Inn Kearney
Hotel in Kearney, NE USA
Currently as low as $85.95/night!

This hotel offers free shuttles within 10 miles indoor pools with 30-foot water slides and a restaurant. Located off I-80 7 miles from Kearney Regional Airport it features rooms with a 42-inch flat-screen TV. Free Internet, Indoor Pool, Restaurant.




Best Time to Visit Kearney


The best time to visit Kearney, Nebraska is in the spring and summer. Spring temperatures are cool with averages in the low 50's and highs in the mid 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 40's. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the low 70's and highs in the low 80's. Summer nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's.

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Monthly Temperatures in Kearney


Month Low Avg High
January 11.0 22.4 33.8
February 15.5 27.6 39.6
March 24.6 37.0 49.3
April 35.4 48.2 61.0
May 47.9 59.2 70.5
June 58.4 69.8 81.2
July 63.7 74.7 85.7
August 61.3 72.5 83.7
September 50.7 63.5 76.3
October 37.9 51.4 64.8
November 24.4 35.8 47.2
December 15.1 25.9 36.6

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