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.

Hospitality

Events

NE Cheer and Dance Competition

Friday, February 17, 2017 - Saturday, February 18, 2017
Location: Heartland Events Center
Description: The Nebraska Cheer & Dance Championships return to the Heartland Events Center for the 10th year. 200+ performances and over 1600 participants competing in Cheer & Dance.
Friday competitions include Classes A & B. Saturday competitions include Classes C1, C2, and D

Four Dance Divisions including high kick, pom, hip hop & jazz. Three Cheer Divisions that include tumbling, non-tumbling and sideline. Performances alternate between Cheer and Dance in 3-minute intervals for all classes. Great event for all age groups!

Admission: Adults $8 Students $6

Contact Information:
HEC
(308) 382-4515
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