Introducing the Heartland’s Newest Crowne Plaza

Every year, Kearney hosts more than 1,350 events. One reason so many planners choose Kearney is because it has the best meeting facilities between Omaha and Denver, all in a convenient, easy-to-access location.   Now Open The best meeting facilities just got better with the completion of the Crowne Plaza and Younes Conference Center North. Crowne Plaza includes 172 sleeping rooms and offers an indoor water [...]


Crowne Plaza Set To Open in Kearney

Opening January 2022 in Kearney, Nebraska Meet Kearney’s newest property, the Crowne Plaza, featuring the attached Younes North Convention Center, scheduled to open in January 2022! Located on the Younes Hospitality Campus, right off of I-80 in central Nebraska, the new convention center will add even more options for meetings of all sizes to this already well-established meeting destination. Younes North will now be the [...]

Conventions, Event, Meetings|

NSAA State Speech Returns to Kearney

By Deb Velder, NSAA Associate Director The NSAA State Speech Championships hosted in Kearney have literally stood the test of time.  From tornados, power outages, blizzards, hail storms, balmy weather, the wind, and even sunny days, the support of the Kearney community has not wavered from their mission in providing the best experience for students, coaches, judges, volunteers and spectators. Students stand by to see if they [...]


Meetings Made Easy in Kearney

By Margo McKendree, Administrative Coordinator, Nebraska Grazing Conference The Center for Grassland Studies has held its Nebraska Grazing Conference in Kearney for a number of years. The central location has made it easy access for participants coming from across the state. Our conference has been at the Ramada Kearney, which has suited our needs quite well. The Ramada staff have always been professional, attentive, and very [...]

Conventions, Meetings|

Why I Choose to Meet in Kearney

By LeRoy Janssen, NACO Meeting Coordinator The NACO annual conference has been held for several years at the Younes Convention Center in Kearney.  It will continue to be held there because it is one of the few venues in the state that can accommodate 800 county officials and over 100 conference vendors.  In light of that fact, Kearney makes NACO and its attendees feel very welcome. Kearney [...]


Painting the Blue Line at NSAA State Cross Country

By Brady Bonsall UNK Track & Field/Cross Country Head Coach Every fall, as I am painting the long blue line at the Kearney Country Club, I can’t help but remember my first state cross country meet in 1989. At the base of the hill just east of the 15th tee box, I was hanging on for dear life in third place. By the time we reached the [...]

Event, Sports|


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