215 West Talmadge Road,
Distance from hotel: 0.6 miles
The Viaero Event Center was built in 2000 for $10.5 million. Since opening the 5500-seat multi-purpose arena has built a reputation as one of the Midwest's premier venues for concerts sporting events and conventions. The privately-owned facility is home to the Tri-City Storm which plays in the 14-team United States Hockey League for players age 20 and under. The Storm won the 2003-04 Anderson Cup and was named the USHL's Franchise of The Year for both the 2000-01 and 2003-04 seasons. The Event Center also hosts youth high school and college athletic competitions including tournaments for wrestling basketball volleyball indoor soccer and other sports. In addition to sporting events the Viaero Event Center hosts a variety of entertainment functions from industry trade shows sports banquets and business conferences to other special events or exhibits.
609 Platte Road
Distance from hotel: 1.8 miles
Explore…the art of Nebraska! MONA has been home of the state’s official art collection since 1979. You’ll see Nebraska in a whole new way in eleven galleries. Visitors may also relax and stroll outside through the Cliff Hillegass Sculpture Garden browse through the MONA Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts and visit our Hitchcock Education Gallery.
2401 Central Avenue
Distance from hotel: 1.9 miles
Kearney The public residential University of Nebraska at Kearney is an affordable student-centered regional hub of intellectual cultural and artistic excellence that has been a prominent part of Nebraska's higher education landscape for more than a century. But what truly distinguishes UNK is its commitment to providing an outstanding education in a small and personal setting. It is a university that quickly transforms nearly 6500 students from across the globe into a close-knit
905 West 25th Street
Distance from hotel: 2.2 miles
The Frank House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1889 as George Washington Frank's third mansion. Designed by his son George Frank Jr. it is made of red Colorado sandstone based on the H.H. Richardson Romanesque shingle style. Its focal point is an authentic five by ten-foot stained glass window by Tiffany. The mansion was wired for electricity during construction and included three bathrooms steam heat servants' quarters and ten fireplaces. Six fireplaces remain. Restoration of the house has been an on-going project since it was deeded to the University of Nebraska in 1972. The mansion is open to the public as a historic house museum and its rooms are used for exhibits receptions and meetings.
2010 University Drive
Distance from hotel: 2.3 miles
One of the finest medical centers in the Midwest is in Kearney. Good Samaritan Hospital has one of the highest level trauma centers and neonatal intensive care units in Nebraska. Our facilities and physicians to treat bones and joints cancer and heart disease are equal to any in larger metropolitan areas. Our extraordinary nursing and support staff are dedicated to helping you recover and improve your health with care and compassion. You may never need hospital care but if you do it's nice to know that all the care you're ever likely to need is right here…within reach.
10 East 31st Street
2800 19th Avenue
Distance from hotel: 2.5 miles
Described by the Miami Herald as a “splashy brassy history museum that uses 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.” The Archway brings the westward migration to life. An adventure that links our nation that will transport you back in time to an era when covered wagons hand-pulled carts and trains first criss-crossed the prairies. The Great Platte River Road Archway is an interactive adventure that pays tribute to the pioneers who passed through Nebraska on their way West. These entrepreneurs were shaped by what they saw and experienced and they have given America a heritage that is a living spirit that molds our nation’s character today. You will witness the thrills of news coming into a distant trail a buffalo stampede the words and faces of those that lived and died on the route the building of the railroad the creation of the first transcontinental road (the Lincoln Highway) and today’s modern transportation system that still brings adventures-like you! The Great Platte River Road Archway is a bridge that pays tribute to the perseverance and ingenuity that developed our wonderfully diverse culture and dynamic American heritage and future. We have wonderful education programs for children of all ages the outstanding Chuckwagon Restaurant a premiere gift shop that offers a variety of Nebraska-made products and a selection of themed items that will appeal to all.
3060 East 1st Street
Distance from hotel: 3.4 miles
Classic Car Collection is the best public car attraction between Chicago and Denver that includes more than 130 vintage automobiles from the early 1900's to the 1980's. The attraction includes video and multi-media displays throughout. The entire Collection will be photographed inside and out and be displayed on a multi-media show on ipads. Visitors will be able to read the story of each automobile as they tour the attraction. The Collection is housed in a 50000 sq. ft. space in the Kearney Cabela's building. The Classic Car Collection was created to house automobiles donated by Bernie and Janice Taulborg.
3600 Highway 30 East
The main shopping area in Kearney with numerous stores and seasonal shops.
5011 North 2nd Avenue
Distance from hotel: 3.9 miles
The Kearney Area Children's Museum / Kidzone is dedicated to developing within children and adults a feeling of excitement about learning a sense of family and community. KidZone provides fun interactive educational experiences for children. It's a place for children and families to experience the world of science cultures and the arts in a unique hands-on environment.
5827 4th Avenue
Distance from hotel: 4.7 miles
This important frontier outpost on the Oregon Trail features recreated stockade blacksmith shop and other structures. The grounds are open year-round sunrise to sunset.
1020 V Rd
Distance from hotel: 10.9 miles
Lillian Annette Rowe Bird Sanctuary commonly known as Rowe Sanctuary is dedicated to the conservation of sandhill cranes whooping cranes and other migratory birds and their habitat along the Platte River in southcentral Nebraska. Owned and managed by the National Audubon Society the original purchase of 782 acres in 1974 which was funded by Lillian Annette Rowe of Trenton NJ included 2.5 miles of river channel wet meadows and some agricultural fields. Additional land acquisitions have increased the current size of the sanctuary to nearly 1900 acres.
44450 Elm Island Road
Distance from hotel: 13.7 miles
Gibbon, Nebraska is, home of the Rowe Sanctuary and Ian Nicholson Audubon Center. The Sanctuary offers guided trips to view the world's largest concentration of Sandhill cranes from blinds located along the scenic Platte River. Bird enthusiasts from around the world visit in the early spring to watch the beauty of the cranes arriving in the evening and leaving in the mornings.
Distance from hotel: 14.1 miles
Minden, Nebraska, home to the Pioneer Village Museum. The Museum is home to 28 buildings on 20 acres housing over 50,000 irreplaceable items. All items have been restored to functional, working order and are grouped by type, age and use. It is truly an amazing collection of American memorabilia that you have to see to believe.
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