Introduction to Kearney, Nebraska
Kearney, Nebraska, in Buffalo county, is 126 miles W of Lincoln, Nebraska and 168 miles W of Omaha, Nebraska.
Kearney is the county seat of Buffalo County. It derives its name from Fort Kearny, which was built in the area in 1848. People began settling here in 1871. The town was originally known as Platte River and was originally inhabited by Native Americans.
Kearney and nearby Attractions
- Fort Kearney Museum
- Trails and Rails Museum
- Fort Kearney State Historical Park
- Great Platte River Road Archway Monument
- Sandy Channel State Recreation Area
- Windmill State Recreation Area
Things To Do In Kearney
Lake Kearney is a popular location in the city, offering a wide variety of recreational facilities. The Church of the Nazarene, Saint George Orthodox Church, Calvary Baptist Church and Holy Cross Lutheran Church are some of the local churches. Dryden Park, Centennial Park and Apollo Park are all nearby as well.
Kansas City International is the nearest major airport.
Kearney Higher Education
Central Community College, Northeast Community College, Wayne State College and Fort Hays State University are all nearby.