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Grand Island is a city in South Central Nebraska.

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By car[edit]

Interstate 80 (I-80) runs just south of Grand Island. Exits 312, 314 and 318 lead into the city. US Highway 30 cuts from the southwest corner to the northeast corner of town. US Highway 34 runs out of town to the east, paralleling I-80.

NE Highway 2 runs out of the city to the northwest. US Highway 281 cuts through the city north to south.

By air[edit]

Central Nebraska Regional Airport (GRI) [1] is served by American Eagle twice daily and Allegiant Air twice weekly.

By bus[edit]

Arrow/Trailways Lines (800-992-4618)

By shuttle[edit]

Eppley Express [2] provides limited shuttle service between Omaha and several Nebraska cities including Kearney, Grand Island, Hastings, Lincoln and York. Two pick-up/drop-off locations are available in Omaha: Eppley Airfield and Holiday Inn at 72nd & Grover just north of I-80. Service is limited to specific days and times depending upon your destination. Reservations available on-line.

Get around[edit]

By Handibus[edit]

Public shuttle service for the Greater Grand Island Area (308-385-5324)

By taxi[edit]

Action Cab & Courier (308-381-1010)

See[edit][add listing]

  • Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer (Stuhr Museum), 3133 W US Hwy 34 (Stuhr Museum is located at the corner of US Hwys 281 & 34, just 5 minutes north of I-80 Exit 312.), (308) 385-5316, [3]. Monday-Saturday 9 to 5, Sundays 12 to 5. A large scale indoor/outdoor museum dedicated to the Nebraska frontier and the pioneers who settled those lands. Exhibits include a replica 1800s plains town where visitors can interact with exhibits, walk inside the many buildings/houses on the campus and observe an 1800s train station along with older farm equipment used in the area. Summer Rates: May 1- September 30 Adults $8.00 Seniors $7.00 Youth ages 6-12, $6.00; age 5 & under free Fall-Winter-Spring Rates: October 1- April 30 Adults $6.00 Seniors $5.00 Youth ages 6-12, $4.00; age 5 & under free.  edit
  • Townsley-Murdock Trail Site, Platte River Valley (1.5 miles south of Alda, Nebraska), 308-382-4400. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 5, 1998, this site contains one of the only remaining ruts on the Mormon Trail. The 2.4-acre site is west of and adjacent to the Wood River Crossing area. Upon leaving the Wood River Crossing, travelers were funneled onto a narrow ridge, which separated the winding Wood River from the wetlands of the Platte. Every traveler on this trail was forced onto this narrow pathway, creating the wide and shallow swale, which remains today. The name of the site comes from the first owners of the land, originally settled by Marshal Townsley around 1860 and later occupied by Phineas and Catherine Murdock in 1866. Survey notes from 1866 note this tract of land contained the Murdock home, a sawmill and a telegraph line. This sawmill probably supplied the railroad ties for the first transcontinental railroad by Union Pacific Railroad in the 1860’s as it was located just one mile south of the tracks. Information – Hall County Historical Society  edit


Do[edit][add listing]

  • Art in the Park, Stolley Park. A juried summer art festival operating since 1982.  edit
  • Nebraska Danger Football, Heartland Events Center 700 East Stolley Park Rd. Grand Island, NE 68801, [4]. The Nebraska Danger, central and western Nebraska's newest indoor professional football team and member of the IFL, was founded October 4, 2010 in Grand Island, Nebraska, by Charlie Bosselman and is owned and operated by the Bosselman Companies/Bosselman Entertainment, LLC.  edit


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Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Godfathers Pizza, 1916 S. Locust (Corner of so.Locust and Stolley Psrk Rd.), 308-384-9090. 11 am - 10 pm. Dine-in, delivery, pick-up at drive-thru. Daily lunch buffet from 11am-2pm. Wednesday night buffet from 5-8pm. In business for over 30 years. Our customers tell us we have the best pizza!  edit
  • Fazoli's, 2010 W 2nd St, 308-382-5133, [5]. 10:30 AM - 10 PM. Fazoli's serves America premium quality Italian food, fast, fresh & friendly.  edit
  • Sonic Drive In, 805 Diers and 2117 S Locust. 6AM to 10PM. Two locations to serve you, Great Burgers, Fries, Coneys. And the best soft drink and ice tea in town  edit
  • Grandma Max's, 3335 West Wood River Rd. (Just off I-80 on Hwy 281. At the Bosselman Travel Center), [6]. Voted America's Best Truck Stop Diner in 1997 by truckers around the country, travelers can always depend on a warm welcome and a home-cooked meal. Over 150 different menu items are prepared from Grandma Max's own recipes, using only the freshest ingredients.  edit


Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Sonic Drive-In, 805 Diers, 308-381-4804. 6AM to 10PM. Great Burgers, Fries, Coneys. And the Best Soft Drinks and Ice Tea in Town!  edit


Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Hampton Inn Grand Island, 504 North Diers Avenue, +1 866-806-9654 (fax: +1 308-384-9777), [7].
  • Days Inn Grand Island, 2620 North Diers Avenue, 308-384-8624, [8]. checkin: 2PM; checkout: 11AM.  edit
  • Comfort Inn, 3535 West State Street, 308-381-7788. checkin: 3PM; checkout: 11AM.  edit
  • Motel 6, 7301 Bosselman Ave., 3083846666, [9]. checkin: 2PM; checkout: 12PM.  edit
  • Midtown Holiday Inn, 2503 South Locust St (7 miles north of I-80), 308-384-1330, [10]. checkin: 4:00pm; checkout: 12:00pm. Full service Holiday Inn with 13,800 square feet of meeting room space.  edit
  • Island Inn Motel, 2311 South Locust (I 80 Exit 314 north 5miles on Locust St.), 308-382-1815, [11]. checkin: 1PM; checkout: 11AM. Independent AAA approved comfortable, clean, well-maintained inn.  edit
  • Rodeway Inn, 3205 S Locust St (From Hwy 34; Head north on Locust Street. Hotel is 1/2block north. From Hwy 281; Head east on Highway 34. Make a left on Locust Street, Hotel is 1/2 block. From Hwy 30; Head south on Locust Street. Hotel is 4.5 miles south. From I-80 take Exit 314 and head north. Hotel one half block north of Hwy 34.), 308-384-1333, [12]. checkin: 4PM; checkout: 11AM. .  edit

Contact[edit]

Grand Island Hall County Convention & Visitors Bureau[edit]

2424 S Locust St, Ste C Grand Island, Nebraska 308-382-4400 * 800-658-3178 [13] Hours: 8:30am-5pm Monday-Friday

Get out[edit]

Routes through Grand Island
North PlatteKearney  W noframe E  YorkOmaha
North PlatteKearney  W noframe E  ColumbusMissouri Valley
Fort MorganHastings  W noframe E  YorkLincoln
PlankintonO'Neill  N noframe S  HastingsRussell




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