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Best Western Plus Mid Nebraska Inn & Suites

224 2nd Avenue S, Kearney, NE 68847-9380
Phone: 308/234-2541   |   Fax: 308/237-4512   |   90 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Welcome to Best Western Plus Mid Nebraska Inn & Suites!

Location matters a lot, whether on vacation or business travel, and our Kearney hotel delivers a superior location along with quality and hospitality.

Do you need a hotel near the University of Nebraska at Kearney? Our Kearney hotel is a short drive away, and we regularly welcome guests in town for graduation, or those who need an extended stay for a semester. As a hotel near the Sandhill Cranes and a hotel near Youness Convention Center, we also attract those here for events. No matter what brings you to town, depend on us to make you feel at home.

We're a hotel near Cabela's®, and we understand the meaning of genuine hospitality. Enjoy a free weekday manager's reception and daily, free hot breakfast. Each morning gets started right with waffles, cereal and yogurt, fruits, pastries and juice or 100% Arabica coffee. We are located directly off exit 272, making commutes a breeze.

Right next to Viearo Event Center, we are happy to host groups at our Kearney hotel. We are rated number one on TripAdvisor® thanks to our great customer service, spacious rooms and unbeatable location. The Sandhill Crane Migration is nearby, and many birders and nature lovers stay with us to watch this phenomenon. Visit Fort Kearney Historical Park for a treat or attend the Nebraska Cattlemen's Classic for a touch of culture.

Tri-City Storm Hockey always brings fans to our Kearney hotel, and our state of the art mobility accessible rooms ensure that all guests are comfortable. Spacious rooms with roll-in showers and extended pool and hot tub hours make you feel like you are on the vacation of your dreams even if you're here for business. There is a free meeting space if 10 or more sleeping rooms are booked. We are the perfect destination for employees of Buckle®, Cabela's®, Baldwin Filler and Good Samaritan Health Systems/Catholic Health Initiatives.

Reserve a relaxing stay at Best Western Plus Mid Nebraska Inn & Suites and enjoy a terrific trip!


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Exercise facilities
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice and coffee.
  • Indoor pool, heated
  • Hot tub
  • Exercise facility 24 Hour
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Elevator
  • Interior corridor
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundromat
  • Express check in
  • Express check out
  • Late check out, additional charges may apply
  • Safe deposit box
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms.
  • Business center
  • Printer available
  • Fax services
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Computer modem hookups
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy services
  • Photocopy machine
  • Conference services
  • Exhibit services
  • Dataports
  • Shipping
  • Mail services
  • Meeting facilities
  • Banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Catering
  • Executive/club floors/VIP services
  • Air-conditioning
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
  • Truck/RV parking, free for guests
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events

Best Western Plus Mid Nebraska Inn & Suites

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Best Western Plus Mid Nebraska Inn & Suites

Conveniently located, the best western plus mid nebraska inn & suites in Kearney, Nebraska is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 40.666875  /  Latitude: -99.086635


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Interstate 80. Take Exit 272 and turn south. The Best Western Plus Mid Nebraska Inn & Suites will be on your right.

Best Western Plus Mid Nebraska Inn & Suites

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Birthplace of Kool-Aid

Hastings' Kool-Aid Museum

Birthplace of Kool-Aid

Found in the Hastings city museum, the Birthplace of Kool-Aid is located in the central Nebraska city of Hastings, just south of Grand Island and southeast of Kearney.

Inhabiting the first floor of downtown’s Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History, the Kool-Aid Birthplace displays the early inventions and marketing efforts of creator Edwin E. Perkins.

The Birthplace of Kool-Aid is also known as the “Kool-Aid: Discover the Dream” exhibit. Check out early Kool-Aid merchandise, a replica Kool-Aid stand, and the first Kool-Aid Man suit.




Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center

Nebraska Crane Trust

Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center

Open year round, the Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center proves to be one of the top birding destinations in Nebraska.

Found in the city of Wood River, the Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center offers Crane Viewing Blind Tours and Footbridge Evening Tours. Most migration tours are available throughout the month of March. 

Make the most of your next trek through Nebraska and enjoy craning your neck skyward.

While there's never an admission fee at Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center, the guided tours do require a nominal fee. Make the drive in from nearby Kearney or Grand Island.



Great Platte River Road Archway Monument

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Great Platte River Road Archway Monument

Found along Interstate 80, the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument is a 309-foot commemoration to the frontier days of Nebraska.

The 1,500-ton archway was designed by a crew from Walt Disney World, and opened in 2000.

Enclosed in the archway are dozens of dioramas depicting the history of Nebraska and the Platte pioneers to present residents.

Stroll past statues of Lewis and Clark, the Mormon Handcart Expedition, and a 1961 Cadillac convertible.




Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles

Located along Interstate 80, the Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles is set in central Nebraska – just west of Kearney and east of Ogallala. Open daily, the museum consists of 100 military vehicles – everything from jeeps and ambulances to tanks and helicopters.

The Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles also displays uniforms, weapons, and more military equipment back to World War II. Exhibits include U.S.S. Lexington and M*A*S*H replicas – all of which are hands on experiences.

Museum of Nebraska Art

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Museum of Nebraska Art

When you embark on your next journey through Nebraska, head for Kearney and visit the Museum of Nebraska Art. Known as the "official museum of the state of Nebraska," the Museum of Nebraska Art, or MONA as many locals call it, was built in 1976.

MONA has a collection of art covering more than 175 years of Nebraska history

You can find the Museum of Nebraska Art on 24th Street, just east of Central Avenue, right off of the Lincoln Highway. While MONA is closed on Mondays and most major holidays, you'll be able to gain admission nearly all other days of the week.

Many visitors to MONA enjoy exploring the Anne Thorne Weaver Museum Shop


University of Nebraska at Kearney

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Frank House at UNK

Established in 1905, the University of Nebraska at Kearney is a public institution – part of the University of Nebraska system.

Set in southern Nebraska in the city of Kearney, UNK has more than 7,000 students across is 235-acre campus.

UNK is home to the Nebraska Lopers athletics – part of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association – and the Louie the Loper mascot.

The UNK campus also features the Calvin T. Ryan Library, Cushing Coliseum, Museum of Nebraska Art, and the Frank House museum – listed on the National Register of Historic Places.



Yanney Heritage Park

Kearney Public Park

Yanney Heritage Park

Formally the E.K. & Mary Yanney Heritage Park, this gorgeous city is a wonderful outdoor and indoor recreational facility in Kearney. The majority of this 80-acre park was completed from donations from the community and public grants, and said to be one of the best parks in Nebraska.

Kids love splashing around in Margre's Splashground, while Madge's Playground and Cathi's Playground also provide hours of fun for the little ones. Adults enjoy strolling through the Kellaway Garden, Mitzi's Pavilion, and Milly's Courtyard, or having a look at the John & Carmen Gottschalk Tower.

Head for the Swan Shoppe Marina for pontoon, paddle boat, and kayak rentals. Yanney Park is also home to the Peterson Senior Activity Center, and special events like Holly Jolly Jog and Heritage Day.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 1.00 mile(s) from Fort Kearney Museum, world-wide collecting has produced this unique and unusual visit with the past. Glass bottom boat rides.
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Trails and Rails Museum, trace the history of transportation through Buffalo County on a site where the Mormon Trail once passed. In addition to the Union Pacific steam engine and archives of the area, displays include an 1898 depot and church, 1880's Freighters Hotel and an 1871 school house.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Kearney Children's Museum, is a place for children and families to experience the world of science, cultures and the arts in a unique, hands-on environment.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Platte River Road Archway, the structure is two stories of fascinating interactive exhibitory that traces the history of the Great Platte River Road from Oregon Trail days to the fiber optic future world of tomorrow.
  • 2.50 mile(s) from Museum of Nebraska Art, home of the official art collection of the state of Nebraska.
  • 2.50 mile(s) from observation tower
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Good Samaritan Health, hospital
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Fort Kearny State Park, the stockade, parade grounds and blacksmith shop have been rebuilt.
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Frank House, the mansion is open to the public as a historic house museum and its rooms are used for exhibits and receptions.
  • 5.00 mile(s) from dog park, fenced in
  • 10.00 mile(s) from tent and RV campsites
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Chevyland USA, America's best collection of Chevrolets is located at the Elm Creek interchange on Interstate 80, just 10 minutes west of Kearney.
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Pioneer Village, live demonstrations and more than 50,000 historic items displayed to show America's progress since 1830. It is efficiently arranged for you to see it all by walking less than a mile.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from The Bricks, downtown area includes clothing stores, gift shops, sporting goods, and a variety of excellent restaurants.
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Hilltop Mall, located at the north edge of the city includes, Old Navy, Gap, Bath & Body Works, two department stores, Grow Nebraska store and dining establishments.
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Cabela's, Kearney is the home of the 2nd Cabela's Store. You'll find a huge wildlife and fish display among the aisles of the world's foremost outdoor outfitter. Roam the store with deer, elk, moose, bobcats, cougars, record stringers of fish and more!

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Hot tub
  • 0.10 mile(s) from fishing
  • 0.10 mile(s) from indoor ice skating
  • 0.20 mile(s) from 17 mile cement hike/bike
  • 0.60 mile(s) from bowling
  • 0.60 mile(s) from Black Light Mini Golf
  • 0.60 mile(s) from billiards
  • 0.60 mile(s) from sand volleyball
  • 1.00 mile(s) from outdoor tennis courts
  • 1.00 mile(s) from 9 hole Frisbee golf course
  • 1.00 mile(s) from outdoor swimming pool
  • 2.50 mile(s) from swan paddleboats
  • 5.00 mile(s) from 18 hole golf course
  • 5.00 mile(s) from softball complex

Nearby Restaurants

  • 0.30 mile(s) from Skeeter Barnes, full service, Steak House, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 0.40 mile(s) from Grandpa's Steakhouse, full service, Steak House, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Old Chicago, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 0.60 mile(s) from Red Lobster, full service, Seafood, open for: dinner,
  • 0.60 mile(s) from Ruby Tuesday's, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 0.60 mile(s) from Carlos O'Kelly, full service, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 0.80 mile(s) from USA Steak Buffet, buffet, Steak House, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 0.80 mile(s) from Whiskey Creek, full service, Steak House, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Sydney's, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • 2.00 mile(s) from The Alley Rose, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2.00 mile(s) from The Roman, full service, Italian, open for: dinner,
  • 2.00 mile(s) from King's Buffet, buffet, Chinese, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Hunan of Kearney, full service, Chinese, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 4.50 mile(s) from Little Mexico, full service, Mexican, open for: dinner,
  • 5.00 mile(s) from San Pedro, full service, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Valentino's Grand Buffet, buffet, Italian, open for: dinner,
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Bico's, full service, Italian, open for: dinner,

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