Welcome to Kearney, Nebraska, crossroads of the past and of the future. One of the Heartland’s most progressive and thriving small cities, Kearney can become your trail stop with over 1,600 rooms with a range of price options and a variety of dining choices during your stay.
From the first travelers of the 19th Century who rolled through in covered wagons to those cruising through today in vehicles, Kearney has always been an educational, entertaining and enjoyable trail stop. Thousands of travelers continue to discover why Kearney is the crossroads of the future.
The Great Platte River Road Archway located just east of Kearney spanning Interstate 80, is a must see stop. You and your family will experience adventures of the Oregon Trail to the Lincoln Highway and beyond through 12 unique “you are there” immersive exhibit environments. The attraction has been featured by AAA as a “Must See Attraction” as well as “Outstanding Attractions of the Year” by the Themed Entertainment Association and "Outstanding Tourism Attraction" by the Nebraska Department of Tourism.