As you approach Kearney, Nebraska, you will see the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, which spans across the highway in a tribute to the settlers who traveled the land more than 100 years ago. Kearney was a stop for weary travelers on their historic journeys westward on the Mormon Trail, Oregon Trail and Pony Express. Explore the history of the pioneer's journey with modern conveniences at Kearney, Nebraska hotels.
After you check into one of these Kearney, NE hotels, check out these popular attractions:
You cannot miss the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument crossing over Interstate 80. Pull over to explore the monument's interactive museum—a tribute to the pioneers who passed through the Nebraska prairie on the Oregon and Mormon Trails. Learn about the country's expansion westward at this fascinating museum.
The Museum of Nebraska is housed in Kearney's former post office, built in 1911. Stop in to see exhibits that showcase contemporary pieces as well as historical art from artists with a connection to the state.
Yanney Heritage Park is a destination that truly has something for everyone. Rent kayaks, bikes and fishing poles, walk the labyrinth, splash around in Margre's Splashground or stroll through the gardens. The 80-acre park is a perfect place to enjoy the outdoors.
The Classic Car Collection offers more than 130 cars for guests to view, dating from the early 1900s to modern day. Explore America's love for the automobile and its impact on our society. You will be given an iPad to use during your visit for additional details and information on each car.
Take a tour of the Frank House, located on the University of Nebraska campus. This beautiful Richardsonian Romanesque Shingle-style home was designed by local architect George William Frank, Jr. and was the first house west of the Missouri River to be wired for electricity.
The Stagecoach souvenir shop is worth a visit to find special gifts to take home. The shop specializes in Native American and turquoise jewelry, moccasins, Black Hills gold and much more.
For a look at the prairie lifestyle and the pioneers who called it home, visit Kearney, Nebraska during your next trip. Reserve with Choice Hotels for a relaxing stay.
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