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Grand IslandUnited States of America

The appeal of Nebraska’s central city is diverse: From wildlife viewing to historical attractions, this prairie town offers exhilarating and relaxing choices.

Located in the heart of Nebraska, Grand Island is both historic prairie town and cultural hub.

The downtown has many antique shops, boutiques and art galleries. Merchandise Mile offers bigger brand names. Relax in a downtown café or restaurant or tee up at one of the town’s 18-hole golf courses.

Island Oasis is an aquatic park that delights guests of all ages. It features water slides, wave pools and a lazy river. Take children on a historic ride aboard a mini-train at Stolley Park Railroad.

Grand Island is famous as a migratory resting spot for sandhill cranes. Study the species at Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center. The facilities offer miles of trails winding along the Platte River. Take a tour using viewing blinds to spy on birds in their natural habitat, then stroll farther down the trail to see wild bison herds grazing in the park. Afterward, head to the Visitor Center to review the facility’s wildlife exhibits and art galleries.

Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer brings the region’s history to life. Head to the Stuhr Building to investigate rotating exhibits that highlight the region’s history. The Gus Fonner Memorial Rotunda is filled with Native American artifacts. The Antique Machinery Building showcases historic cars and farm equipment. Stuhr Museum’s crown jewel is Railroad Town, a village featuring 60 buildings with actors re-creating life as it was in the 1890s.

Mormon Island State Recreation Area earned its name for being a stopping place during the religious migration to Salt Lake City in the late 1800s. Today, the park features waterfront access for swimming, boating, fishing and camping.

Central Nebraska Regional Airport is located just outside town and offers services to selected cities in the U.S. Many famous scenic auto routes also pass through the area. Lincoln Highway was America’s first paved coast-to-coast roadway and Loup Rivers Scenic Byway goes through small towns and unbeatable landscapes.

Top Hotels in Grand Island

Days Inn by Wyndham Grand Island I-80
Days Inn by Wyndham Grand Island I-80
2.5 out of 5
7800 South Hwy 281, Grand Island, NE
The price is $53 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Situated in Grand Island, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Mormon Island State Recreation Area and within 6 mi (10 km) of Grand Island Regional Medical Center ...

4/5Very Good! (989 reviews)

"All was great. Clean and quiet! Will stay there in the future"…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Grand Island I-80
Candlewood Suites Grand Island
Candlewood Suites Grand Island
2.5 out of 5
859 Allen Drive, Grand Island, NE
The price is $85 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

Situated in Grand Island, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from CHI Health St. Francis and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Grand Island Regional Medical Center. Stuhr Museum ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (267 reviews)

"The hotel is super clean, the room so big , the amenities are complete , laundry is free ... it’s also one of the best"…"

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2020

Candlewood Suites Grand Island
Hampton Inn Hastings
Hampton Inn Hastings
2.5 out of 5
215 E 31st Street, Hastings, NE
Free Cancellation
The price is $68 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Hastings College and within 25 mi (40 km) of Heartland Events Center and Fonner Park. Nebraska ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (30 reviews)

"Great new hotel.Quiet and great location Will come back."…"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2020

Hampton Inn Hastings
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Grand Island

1950's Retro Ranch. Conveniently located off Highway 281
1950's Retro Ranch. Conveniently located off Highway 281
Grand Island, NE

Situated in Grand Island, this vacation home is 1 mi (1.6 km) from CHI Health St. Francis and within 3 mi (5 km) of Island Oasis Water Park and Nebraska State ...

5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Comfy Beds and a quiet neighborhood

"Our stay was relaxing with comfy beds and a clean home! Al was pleasant and a joy to work with! We will be booking again next time we are back in GI!"…"

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2020

1950's Retro Ranch. Conveniently located off Highway 281
Awesome and Spacious, Updated 2 Bedroom Condo
Awesome and Spacious, Updated 2 Bedroom Condo
Grand Island, NE

Situated in Grand Island, this condo building is 1.9 mi (3 km) from CHI Health St. Francis and within 6 mi (10 km) of Island Oasis Water Park and Nebraska State ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (7 reviews)
Grand Island Stay

"This was my first time booking and staying in a VRBO. I felt so welcomed by Cindy, the home-owner. She even messaged me ahead of time to ask what type of coffee and creamer I'd like. :-) She also left a care package on the table with extra toiletries that we could not necessarily bring on the plane. ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

Awesome and Spacious, Updated 2 Bedroom Condo
Stunning and Convenient Located 1b/1b Furnished Apartment Downtown Grand Island
Stunning and Convenient Located 1b/1b Furnished Apartment Downtown Grand Island
Grand Island, NE

Situated in Grand Island, this apartment building is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Island Oasis Water Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Nebraska State Fair Grounds and Heartland ...

Stunning and Convenient Located 1b/1b Furnished Apartment Downtown Grand Island
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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