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.



Conservation Open House

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center
Description: Join us for a post-lunch coffee hour with the Crane Trust, Platte Basin Timelapse, Nebraska Game and Parks, and others to mingle and learn about conservation on the Platte River. Platte Basin Timelapse and the Crane Trust will present afterwards on various aspects of conservation in Nebraska. Andrew Caven of the Crane Trust will discuss recent findings of the habitat and management contexts associated with the presence of the Regal Fritillary, at 2:30 p.m. Emma Brinley Buckley of Platte Basin Timelapse will present at
3:00 p.m. and discuss timelapse photography and what it tells us about the Platte River Basin. This project is pioneering standard techniques to process the millions of images that can be captured through large scale timelapse. It also allows researchers and educators unique views of the habitat and wildlife in easily communicated ways.
Contact Information:
(308) 382-1820
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