Sandhill Crane Capital of the World

Kearney, located 130 miles west of Lincoln, is home to the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Being a college town, Kearney has an energetic feel and offers a vibrant social and food scene. Downtown ‘On the Bricks’ you’ll find a hub of locally owned businesses and exciting seasonal events. From boutiques to barbershops, murals to museums, taphouses to theater, it can be found in Kearney. Kearney also offers easy access to the great outdoors. With over 20 miles of paved trails, rivers to kayak, float or fish and parks with campgrounds, there is something for everyone to enjoy. And don’t miss one of the world’s greatest wildlife spectacles - the Sandhill Crane migration! Every March, over a million Sandhill Cranes converge on the Platte River Valley near Kearney to fuel up before continuing north to their nesting grounds. Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary in Gibbon is at the heart of this magnificent crane staging area.

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Kearney Regional Medical Center


Kearney Regional Medical Center is a full-service, 93-bed acute care hospital, serving central and western Nebraska.

Since opening in 2014, KRMC has grown to include a medical clinic, emergency care and Level III Trauma Center, maternity care and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

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