13 Thing You Should Know About Kearney

Published: Tuesday, November 8, 2016   /   Categories: Committees, Education, Events, Leadership, Membership

There are just some things that people who aren't from the Kearney area don't understand about Kearney and why it such a great place to live. Below are just 13 facts about Kearney to share with your friends.

1. Lights, Camera, Kearney

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Kearney is no stranger to the spotlight, and has even been featured a time or two on both in movies and TV shows. From the TV show Dexter, to the movie About Schmidt, Kearney is also the hometown to the creator of the Blacklist, Jon Bokenkamp. The hit NBC show often references people and places in Kearney.


2. Kearney loves hops

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Thunderhead Brewery and Platte Valley Brewery offer 21 different assortments of beer. Not only are the breweries a great place for a beer they also have some amazing food options to pair with your favorite flavor of hops.

The Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce hosts an Oktoberfest celebration annually that brings in more local breweries to the community. This offers a chance to test out some new flavors and enjoy great music and fun. Join us for the celebration next year on September 29th, 2017.


3. Destination Downtown

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Hit the bricks in Downtown Kearney for some nightlife entertainment. Whether you are looking to listen to some live music, grab a bite to eat or just let loose there are several bar options for you to choose from. In just the downtown area alone there are 12 different options for your night out on the town.


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