Destination Grand Island.
Each year, Grand Island attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the state and country. If your travels are bringing you to Grand Island for work or relaxation, here are a few hints:
- Getting around is a breeze
- Reserve time to enjoy unique and varied dining at nationally recognized restaurant chains or dozens of distinctive locally owned restaurants
- Plan for unexpected discoveries
- Enjoy the natural beauty of the great outdoors at the Platte River or Morman Island, or the 15 miles of off-street recreation trails
Take in a game of softball, baseball or soccer at Grand Island’s 80-acre Veterans Athletic Field Complex. This four field, lighted complex hosts more than 5,000 baseball and softball players annually.
Home to Husker Harvest Days, the world’s largest irrigated farm show, and the Nebraska State Fair.
Experience what National Geographic has called one of the greatest wildlife phenomena in North America, the great Sandhill Crane migration. The Sandhill Crane migration and our Crane Trust were profiled in the 2013 PBS documentary program, “The Crane Trust”, hosted by Sam Waterston.
Visit Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer and take part in a hands-on living history experience that tells the story of pioneer town builders who founded the first communities in Nebraska. The Museum features a prototype “Railroad Town” with actual Main Street lined with historic buildings and was named “one of the top ‘10’ places to relive America’s past” by Good Housekeeping magazine.
The 420-acre Heartland Public Shooting Park is a shooting-enthusiast’s paradise. It offers sporting clays, trap and skeet shooting, a rifle and pistol shooting facility, plus an archery range and seven-acre lake. National events such as Super Retriever Series Trials and the 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational Championships have been held here. Camping sites are also available.
Battle against the “undead” at the Zombies in the Heartland – Pandemic, held at the Heartland Public Shooting Park. Zombie hunters armed with handguns, shotguns and rifles engage “zombiefied” targets.
Our warm and welcoming culture, along with these attractions and more, guarantee an unforgettable experience.