- TripBuzz found 20 things to do with kids in or near Kearney, Nebraska, including 4 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Mandan, Gibbon, Minden and Red Cloud.
- From Cottonmill Lake to Kearney Children's Museum, the Kearney area offers 28 different types of family activities, including: Movie Theaters, Specialty Museums, Family Fun Center and Theaters.
- Home to many museums and the University of Nebraska - Kearney, the city of Kearney is a popular college and residential town, as well as a tourist destination. Key points of interest include the cities many museums, offering insight to the culture and history of the area, as well and musical concert venues and breweries.
Big Apple Fun Center features bowling, miniature golf, go karts, laser tag, beach volleyball, billiards and many other activities along with a full snack bar. For smaller kids they have an indoor playground with foam balls, tubes and slides.
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.
The Trails & Rails Museum exhibits 19th Century buildings that have been restored and moved to the museum site. Exhibits at the museum include a steam locomotive, a railway caboose, and cover the economic history of Kearney.