Kearney Sights and Landmarks Guide, Nebraska
Sights to see in Kearney, Nebraska
Kearney, located in Buffalo County in Nebraska, is the county seat of Buffalo County. Kearney is home to many popular sights and attractions. Every year millions of people from all over the United States and other parts of the world visit Kearney, Nebraska to explore its sights, beauty and attractions. Kearney is neighbored by many popular cities like Odessa, Elm Creek, Gibbon and Newark etc. Kearney Sights and attractions are haven for tourists of all types as there is a large number of touristic spots. Like Kearney, Omaha Sights and Lincoln Sights and some other cities of Nebraska also have great attraction to offer tourists.
Kearney Sights: University of Nebraska
In Kearney there are many popular educational institutes including the University of Nebraska. The University of Nebraska at Kearney has its campus inside the populous area of the city. The student population of seven thousand helps the city’s economy a great deal.
Kearney Sights: Great Platte River Road Archway Monument
Located two miles east of the city, the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument spans the Interstate 80, and is a museum paying homage to the area’s history. It was also featured in the movie “About Schmidt”. It is not allowed to stop on the interstate to take pictures of the monument, and there is a hefty fine for those that do. The monument pays tribute to all the pioneers who travelled the region, and there is an interactive display which shows that this is the only place where California, Mormon and Oregon Trail interconnect. There is also a gift store and a restaurant.
Kearney Sights: Culture
Situated in the Elementary School is the Robert M. Merryman Performing Arts Center that has a seating capacity of around one thousand people. This was built in 2006 and has several performances around the year. The city of Kearney is also home to the Museum of Nebraska Art, which houses the official art collection representing the state. Both of these can be visited by tourists sightseeing in the area.
Kearney Sights: 1,733 Estates
West of the town is a housing area known as 1,733 Estates and this is actually a halfway mark between Boston and San Francisco for those driving between the two cities.
Kearney Sights: Sports
Some of the most popular sporting venues in Kearney include Tri-City Storm and Nebraska Cranes.
The home arena for both teams is the FirsTier Events Center, a huge arena that was originally built to house the hockey team. The arena has a seating capacity for more than five thousand people. Many famous performers use this arena during concert tours, including Bob Dylan, and Larry the Cable Guy.
Kearney Sights: Microbreweries
Kearney Sights attract nature lovers and sports enthusiastic from all over the United States. There are two microbreweries, which are popular all over Nebraska. It includes Thunderhead Brewing and The Platte Valley Brewery. In 2004, Thunderhead Brewing was given a World Beer Cup Gold Medal due to the quality of its coffee flavored beer, Espresso Stout.
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