Explore Grand Island

  • Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer recently completed a $7 million dollar restoration of the Edward Durell Stone building that anchors their property.

  • The people of Grand Island represent the true make up the community. Meet some of the characters of the city in these interviews.

  • Grand Island has some of the best birding in the world, and this is particularly true during Spring.

Seasonal Features

  • Join in the beautiful rebirth of the prairie and the Platte River Valley and witness the annual migration of the sandhill cranes.

  • Pack your picnic and head to local parks and lakes for some family time and plan your trip to the Nebraska State Fair.

  • Fall is full of festivals in the Grand Island area; the Harvest of Harmony parade marches through downtown every October.

  • Don't let the cold and snow fool you; winter is a grand time in Grand Island. Christmas celebrations are scheduled in every corner of the city.

Our Big Backyard

  • Nebraska Prairie

    Nebraska Prairie

    We love our prairie here in Nebraska. They are where we play, meditate, and marvel at some of the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets in the world.

  • The Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway passes through a one-of-a-kind ecosystem called the Sandhills, 20,000 square miles of sand dunes stabilized by prairie grasses.

  • The Loup Rivers Byway is a beautiful stretch of road on the eastern edge of the Sandhills. Along this byway you'll find history, recreation, a brewery, and a coffee roaster.



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