Kearney Cultural Partners

Kearney cultural attractions



logoPresenting 170 years of history in under an hour, The Archway starts in the 1840s at Fort Kearny where over 400,000 Americans and immigrants converged on the Mormon, Oregon and California trails before heading west to the frontier.


Crane River Theater LogoCrane River Theater was created to serve the community of Kearney and surrounding areas as a professional theater production company providing a home for the presentation, education and promotion of the arts.


The historic home on UNK’s campus. The museum’s mission is to steward, share, and celebrate the Frank House and its cultural resources.


Kearney Area Arts Council LogoThe mission of the Kearney Area Arts Council is to expand the arts in the community, to increase diversity in the arts, to promote artists and their work and to develop activities that encourage the community to practice and appreciate the arts.



Kearney Area Children's Museum LogoThe Kearney Area Children’s Museum’s mission is to provide fun, interactive, educational experiences which stimulate creative play and expression while supporting the connections within the family, community and the world around us.

Kearney Community Theatre’s purpose is to enrich and enlighten our community through theatrical entertainment and education.


Kearney Concert Association LogoIt is the mission of the Kearney Concert Association to provide and promote concerts of exceptional quality at affordable prices.

The Kearney Public Library exists to provide equal access to information and to promote the enjoyment of reading, culture, and the pursuit of lifelong learning.


Kearney Symphony OrchestraA unique collection of student musicians, instructors and dedicated community members.


KVBKearney has an array of attractions including many historical museums and galleries, theaters, an extensive list of family activities, wineries and breweries and many different shopping facilities to meet all of your needs


Main Street Kearney LogoDowntown Kearney: The Bricks offers some of the finest shopping and educational experiences in the Midwest. The purpose of the Main Street program is to encourage economic revitalization through historic preservation.


Merryman Performing Arts LogoThe Merryman Performing Arts Center’s mission is to offer quality dance, music and theatre performances, educational events and workshops that will culturally reward audiences and participants.


MONA-LogoThe Museum of Nebraska Art celebrates Nebraska’s artistic culture and heritage by collecting and preserving, exhibiting and interpreting the art of Nebraska.


Nebraska firefighter museum logoNebraska Firefighters Museum & Education Center works to educate individuals about fire prevention/safety, preserve Nebraska’s firefighting heritage and honor Nebraska’s firefighters!


Trails and Rails logoThe Buffalo County Historical Society is the primary institution with responsibility to collect, preserve, research, and interpret artifacts, documents, and published materials relating to the history of Buffalo County.


The World Theare LogoOld World, New Spin! Our goal is to bring audiences a better alternative to commercial Hollywood fare by celebrating the motion picture as art.