Whether it's glistening frost clinging to the cottonwoods or a fresh foot of snow quietly insulating the prairie, winter is no reason to stay away from Grand Island.
The Gem of the Prairie, Stuhr Museum's main building designed by Edward Durell Stone, is undergoing a $7 million restoration during 2014.
“Nebraska is special to me. I’ve traveled far and wide, and coming to Nebraska, and seeing and hearing the cranes always restores my soul.”
— Jane Goodall
Live Thoroughbred races have thundered around the track at Fonner Park for 60 years. This year's season begins February 21st.
Rick Rasmussen owns a tire shop in Grand Island, but his passion is nature and wildlife photography.
Rest in peace Bill Dunn — editor and cartoonist at The Grand Island Independent — one of Grand Island's great characters. Some of Dunn's artwork can be purchased at Bartenbach Galleries and Custom Framing.
The Historic Grand Theatre recently completed a significant restoration of their facade and lobby, and the original art-deco interior remains spotless.
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.
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.
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.
The Lincoln Highway was the first transcontinental highway in the United States, and it celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2013.