- The list below includes 21 free or cheap things to do in or near Grand Island, Nebraska, including 26 different types of inexpensive activities like Horse Races, Movie Theaters, History Museums and Bowling.
- From Platte River to Crane Meadows Nature Center, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Grand Island and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Hastings.
Home to the annual spring migration of Sandhill Cranes, the Platte River is a shallow river providing opportunities for bird and wildlife watching, and hiking. Historically, the river acted as a route for several major emigrant trails during the settlement of the West.
Wildlife lovers come to the Crane Meadows Nature Center in Grand Island, Nebraska to observe animals in their pristine, protected habitat. The Center is especially popular during the annual Great Crane Migration.
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3133 West US Highway 34, Grand Island, NE 68801 MoreLess Info
Grand Island's Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer is one of the largest and most respected American museums dedicated to pioneer life. The museum campus includes a visitors' center, a farm, an exhibit space and other buildings and outdoor attractions.
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3625 West Old Potash Hwy, Grand Island, NE MoreLess Info
The Hornady company makes ammunition, bullets, and reloading oriented products for firearms, and the Hornady Manufacturing Factory Tour offers a look behind the scenes at how such products are created.
A natural history museum that focuses on the pioneer experience and prairie history, the Stuhr Museum features a collection of artifacts and curiosities dating back to the pioneer era. It features restored buildings, a 'train town,' clothing, and tools.
Home to the Huddle Lounge, Westside Lanes provides open and league bowling as well as party hosting and catering services. The center also offers sand volleyball leagues, food and drinks, arcade game machines and pool tables.