Explore Grand Island

  • Colorful Restoration

    The Historic Grand Theatre recently completed a significant restoration of their facade and lobby, and the original art-deco interior remains spotless.

  • Meet the Characters

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

  • Springtime Birding

    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

  • Sandhills Journey

    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.

  • Loup Rivers Byway

    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.

  • The Father Road

    The Lincoln Highway was the first transcontinental highway in the United States, and it celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2013.



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