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Chamber Welcome

Welcome to Kearney

On behalf of the over 30,000 residents of Kearney, we want to say welcome!

Whether you are stopping by for a short stay, to see the beautiful cranes, visit our University or thinking of making Kearney home, we hope you enjoy your visit.

Kearney is a prosperous, clean and friendly community. We are extremely proud of the industries that make us great, Agriculture, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Education, Business, and Travel & Tourism. Centrally located in the beautiful state of Nebraska, Kearney offers big city amenities with small-town ease.

The Sandhill Crane Capitol of the World, we are proud of the millions of years that the cranes have stopped to rest in our unique habitat on their migration north in the spring and south in the fall. We are working hard to maintain this habitat so that this migration will continue for millions of years more. There are many cultural activities that you will want to include in your visit, the Museum of Nebraska Art, Trails and Rails Museum and the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument. The monument celebrates the human migration from East to West through Nebraska via the Mormon, Oregon and California Trails.

The Kearney community is a vibrant and growing community, and recently passed a $68 million bond issue to build a new high school and remodel two middle schools. The completion of the Petersen Sr. Activity Center, a new hospital and health clinic, a new addition to CHI Health Good Samaritan, and the construction of a HyVee grocery store, shows the progression of our community.

Activities of every kind are available in Kearney, including a shooting range, hike and bike trails, large family YMCA and a city sport and recreation department, keeping all residents active and involved.

Kearney has many unique shopping experiences. Downtown Kearney on the Bricks is a blend of home décor, shoes & apparel, furniture, western wear, coffee shops, restaurants and night life. At the north end of town you will find a bustling mall with anchor stores, Herbergers, JC Penney and Old Navy, complemented closely by Target, Walmart and K-mart.

So, whatever brings you to our city, Welcome! Stay as long as you can and come back often!

The Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce

Important Phone Numbers

Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce - (308) 237-3101
Kearney Visitors Bureau - (308) 237-3178
Economic Development Council  - (308) 237-9346
City of Kearney  - (308) 233-3215
Buffalo County Courthouse  - (308) 236-1224
Kearney Public Schools - (308) 698-8000
CHI Health Good Samaritan  - (308) 865-7100
Kearney Regional Medical Center  - (308) 455-3600
Kearney Library - (308) 233-3282
Kearney Post Office  - (308) 234-2051 
Fire Department  - (308) 233-3226
Police Department  - (308) 237-2104
University of Nebraska at Kearney  - (308) 865-8441
Kearney Regional Airport - (308) 234-2318

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