- The list below includes 19 free or cheap things to do in or near Kearney, Nebraska, including 26 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Specialty Museums, Family Fun Center and Art Museum.
- From Yanney Heritage Park to Cottonmill Lake, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Kearney and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Mandan, Gibbon, Minden and Red Cloud.
Established in 1848, the original purpose of the site that now holds Fort Kearny State Historical Park was to protect the increased traffic along the Oregon Trail. Two of the old fort buildings have been reconstructed for viewing.
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Often names as one of the top 10 must-see museums in the US, and one of the top 10 children's museums, the Great Platte River Road Archway Monuments spans over Interstate 80. At the museum, visitors see films, computer graphics, life-size dioramas, re-enactors as they explore 150 years of transportation.
The University of Nebraska at Kearney maintains the Museum of Nebraska Art, and important institution of Nebraskan history. The museum is very active in the community and holds classes for children and adults.
The Nebraska Firefighters Museum and Education Center in Kearney, Nebraska is designed to educate the public about the science of firefighting as well as provide information about fire safety and prevention. The site memorializes the work of fallen firefighters.