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Official Visitors Guide for Grand Island, Nebraska

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  • 1. Guide to activities, November 2012 shopping, lodging &services in Grand Island, — April 2013Doniphan, Cairo, Alda & Wood River.
  • 2. 700 E. Stolley Park Rd. Grand Island, NE 308.382.4515 Trade Shows • Sporting Events • Conventions • Concerts Ag Shows • Regional & National Livestock • So Much More! | Food & Fun! for Finish Line Restaurant & Sports LoungeFonner Park’s Year-Round Action Entertainment Center Nationwide Thoroughbred Racing Coming Mid-Februar y 2013 Daily Simulcasting from 20 premier tracks Full Menu Dining & Bar Snacks • Sandwiches • Salads • Steaks Enjoy Our Chef’s Daily Homestyle Specials including Fri.-Sat. Prime Rib & Sun. Fried Chicken Live Draw KENO • Satellite Sports Live Thoroughbred Ra Spacious Seating • High Definition TVs cing atRace to the Finish Line! Fonner Park Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. • Sun. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.Direct Access: Fonner Park Entrance on South Locust • 308/382-4515 •
  • 3. things to see & do +HDUWODQG 3XEOLF 6KRRWLQJ 3DUN : +XVNHU +Z ‡ ‡ +HDUWODQG3XEOLF6KRRWLQJ3DUNFRP This 420 acre shooting park includes six lighted skeet ranges, four lighted trap ranges, a 10-station sporting clay Grand Island UDQJH DQG FRPSOHWH ULÁH DQG SLVWRO UDQJHV IURP WR yards. A complete Archery 3D Range is also available.has the horsepower. An activity center complete with a deck, WiFi and a meeting/ class room can hold up to 60 people. Eight RV pads are available with 50 amp electrical service, eventually expanding to 60 pads. The park has hosted a number of national events including the Super Retriever Series Trials, Natl. 4-H Shooting Championships and FMG Publications Industry Shooting Masters. 1HEUDVND 6WDWH )DLU )RQQHU 3DUN ‡ ‡ 6WDWH)DLURUJ ‡ $XJXVW 6HSWHPEHU The State Fair keeps getting better! Attendence was up and attendees were happy exploring the new, state-of-the-art ag facilities. The Family Fun Zone is popular with families, everyone loves the combine rides and the midway is a thrill a minute! 0LG1HEUDVND 6SHHGZD 6 /RFXVW 6W ‡ ‡ 0LG1HEUDVND6SHHGZDFRP Speedway Illustrated magazine called it “The best track you never heard of.” The Speedway is located two miles south of I-80 Exit 314 on South Locust Street. This 3/8-mile dirt track has been a popular destination since the early 1970s. 80-100 cars race Saturday nights April-September, featuring Jr Happy +RUQHWV ,0$ +REE 6WRFN DQG 0RGLÀHG DQG *UDQG 1DWLRQDO Late Models. Drivers from all over the Midwest come in mid-July for the NCRA Late Model Nationals. Mid-Nebraska Speedway, photo Jerry Jacobs Fonner Park, photo Nebraska Tourism)RQQHU 3DUN ( 6WROOH 3DUN 5G ‡ ‡ )RQQHUSDUNFRPThunder on the dirt! The tradition continues in Grand Islandwhen the gates open for Fonner Park’s thoroughbred horseracing season every February. The season runs throughearly May with live horse racing every Friday, Saturdayand Sunday. Make plans today to come for the prestigiousBosselman-Gus Fonner Stakes.Catch nationwide simulcasting seven days a week fromall of the top tracks in the country — from Santa Anita inCalifornia to Aqueduct in New York! Visit the Finish LineRestaurant Sports Lounge for fast-paced Keno actionseven days a week with high-stakes, progressive gamesavailable. Simulcast horse race wagering is also available atthe Finish Line seven days a week.Heartland Events Center ( 6WROOH 3DUN 5G ‡ ‡ +HDUWODQG(YHQWVHQWHUFRPLight it up at the the Heartland Events Center, located inthe heart of Fonner Park. It’s 30,000 sq. ft. arena providesall the necessary amenities for concerts, sporting events,trade shows, conventions, and more! The BosselmanConference Center provides space for meetings of all sizesZLWK WKH ODWHVW LQ WHFKQRORJ WR PHHW RXU VSHFLÀF QHHGVLook for the return of the Nebraska Danger (Indoor FootballLeague) for their third year. Visit for new events added to the calendar! ‹ 800-658-3178 ‹ 800-658-3178 11 Grand Island/Hall County Convention Visitors Bureau Grand Island/Hall County Convention Visitors Bureau 11
  • 4. Hwy 281 13th Street • Grand Island • 308-382-4210 • 3501 S. Locust St. Grand Island 2250 N. Diers Ave. 308-381-4970 Nebraska 308-381-0333Pharmacy • Vision Center • Deli/Bakery • Produce • Tire-Lube Express Meat Department • 1-Hr Photo • Walmart Wireless
  • 5. Sartor’s Award Winning Custom Design Team shopping Grand Island offers national retail chains to small boutiques as Central Nebraska’s leading retail center.Exclusive Dealer for *UDQG ,VODQG·V KLVWRULF GRZQWRZQ district offers abundant opportunities Hearts on Fire Diamonds WR ÀQG WKDW XQLTXH JLIW 0RUH WKDQ VWRUHV RIIHU JLIWV FORWKLQJ MHZHOU furniture, bath accessories, handmade objects, original artwork and Ritani much more. There are twelve antique stores in the downtown area alone. made in the Merchandise Mile, along the Highway 281 corridor, is an area of Grand USA Island power shoppers won’t want to miss. Conestoga Mall includes notable national chains along with numerous boutique shops and a Custom movie theater. Sartor Hamann y Designs Available Nebraska’s Unique Numerous national retailers are Bridal Sets Concrete Statuary Store! also located along Merchandise Mile, and new shops are always Engagement Hundreds of items popping up. From fashion to gifts Concrete Critters to choose from! and hobbies to home improvement, Rings Y • Animals RX·OO ÀQG LW DORQJ WKH 0LOH $QG Anniversary • Benches Tables plenty of restaurants are nestled Bands • Garden Flower right in between these shopping“When you Think of Diamonds Think of Sartor Hamann” Animals havens for lunch and dinner. • Memorial Stones RQ·W PLVV RXW on the small town Stop In charm of other communities in Today! the Greater Grand Island Area, including Doniphan, Wood River, 3337 W. State St. Grand Island • 308-382-5850 CONCRETE CRITTERS 1103 S. Locust • Grand Island • 384-5820 Cairo and Alda, each with their own unique shopping opportunites. Design Gallery Let Us Help Give Your Home a Decorative Edge! Unique Accessories including Artwork, Lamps, Clocks, Furniture and More 3104 Old Potash Hwy. • Grand Island-308-382-5706 • Kearney-308-237-2511 Warmth to your The Candy Store Bring Home For Teachers! with Candles Unique Decorative Accessories Savings Made Simple • 90+ Fragrances hand-poured at our store Parents Love It Too! • Decorative Warmers Wax Melts 1510 N DIERS AVE • Gifts Home Decor GRAND ISLAND, NE 68803 Schedule your group for an easy, convenient Phone (308) 384-0622 profitable fundraiser. Dawnita Buck - Owner Fax (308) 384-1574 Ph: 308-398-7010 • Fax: 398-7011 1504 S. Locust • Grand Island 2418 N. Webb Rd, Suite P Between Casey’s and Pizza Hut Grand Island• 308-381-1644
  • 6. • Free Hi Speed 2603 S. Locust St. • RV or Truck Parking Wireless Internet • Indoor Pool/Spa Grand Island, NE• Super Start Plus • HBO and Cable 308-384-4380 Breakfast • Fitness Center• Guest Laundry • Children under 12 Facilities stay FREE• Suites Available • Located near• Pets Allowed Local Attractions Go To: I-80 Exit 314 North 4 miles on east side of S. Locust Street 2707 S. LOCUST ST. • Complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet Grand Island, NE • 308-381-8855 • Refrigerators and Microwaves • Newly Built May 2010 • 37” Flat Screen TV • Indoor Pool, Spa, Fitness Room Grand Island Inn Suites Go To: I-80 Exit 314 North 4 miles on east side of S. Locust Street Ro lls C offee • No Pets BESTSingle Non-Smoking Room View From Our Deck Area • All rooms are 100% non-smoking location • Full size refrigerator and internet access in every room • Continental Breakfast • New HDTVs in all rooms in town! • Wireless/Highspeed Internet 2311 S. Locust Street • Grand Island, NE • 308-382-1815 Reservations: 800-646-6869 • • Pet Friendly • Refrigerator In All Rooms • Large Vehicle Parking You don’t have to spend a ton to get a lot. • Fishing Available Easy Access From I-80 Exit 312 Continental Breakfast Wireless Internet Pet Friendly Large Vehicle Parking BY CHOICE HOTELS Next to Mormon Island State Park 3205 S. Locust Street • Grand Island I-80 S. Hwy 281 • Grand Island, NE • 308-381-0111 308-384-1333 • 800-766-1706 Toll Free: 1-800-658-4096
  • 9. s to I-80 Direct acces at Exit 314! RIVERSIDE INNHotel and Convention CenterLocated at the corner of Hwy 34 and South Locust St. Grand Island Exit 314 off I-80 Phone: 308-384-5150 • Indoor Pool • High-Speed Internet Toll Free: 866-275-2083 • Jacuzzi • Exercise Room • Lounge 1 mile from Stuhr Museum • Business Center OPEN 1 mile from Fonner Park • Children under 18 - Free Island Oasis Water Park (with parent) 24 Hours Coffee Makers • Microwaves In All Rooms and Refrigerators Microwaves and in all rooms Refrigerators Available • Fast Wireless Internet Deluxe Continental Midtown • Priority Club Reception (Mon-Wed) TOLL FREE: 1-888-325-2525 Breakfast Holiday Inn • Heated Indoor Pool and Whirpool 308-384-8624 2503 S. Locust St. • Miniature Golf and Rec Area High Speed Internet Grand Island, NE • Convention Meeting Space for 300+ 2620 North Diers Avenue • Grand Island, NE 68803 I-80 EXIT 312 NORTH LEFT ON CAPITAL AVENUE 1.800.548.5542 or 308.384.1330 • Heated Indoor Pool and Whirlpool • Free Hot Breakfast • Free Fitness Center 1-855-4-YOUNES • Meeting Space for up to 100 805 Allen Drive | Grand Island, NE 68803 | 308-381-8980 |
  • 10. downtown downtown Grand Island and will celebrate its Centennial in 2013. RZQWRZQ LV KRPH WR IHVWLYH HYHQWV Feel the reverberations of the 71-year-old Harvest of Harmony parade as it marches through downtown every October. Find one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts during the annual Antique Open House. Mingle on the street with the Grinch and Santa’s elves during The OldDowntown antique and boutique shopping Fashioned Downtown Christmas. Every once in a while, you can catch a steam engine rolling through downtown as well. RZQWRZQ LV JRRG ORFDO HDWV Please your palate with the local Catch a dance at the Liederkranz, explore the historic buildings ÁDYRU RI GRZQWRZQ *UDQG ,VODQG UHVWDXUDQWV LQFOXGLQJ VWRQH on the Upstairs Downtown tour or see a movie in the beautiful oven pizza, a swank martini bar, gourmet burgers and an eclectic Grand Theatre every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. chocolate bar. A wine bar recently opened as well. Have lunch at the Coney Island Lunch Room — serving coney dogs, award- winning chili and malts for dessert — owned by the same family in the same little building since the 1930s. Tattered book y RZQWRZQ LV VWHOODU VKRSSLQJ Find unique gifts, jewelry, cakes, Just Desserts y bicycles and original artwork while shopping downtown. Boutiques • Wedding Cakes Bring This Ad In For • Theme Cakes % 10 offer skateboarding clothing and equipment and womens’ IDVKLRQ )LQG ÀQH IXUQLWXUH RU QHZ ÁRRULQJ IRU RXU KRPH DQG • Cupcakes don’t miss the twelve antique stores. • Delicious OFF Pastries RZQWRZQ LV IXOO RI KLVWRU Stroll through history in downtown Dianne Cash Purchase Grand Island. Like many Midwestern communities, the city Parmley, Expires 6/30/13 Owner grew out from this central point along the railroad. Many of the 110 W. 3rd • Grand Island, NE buildings are elegant structures, 100 years old, a number of ZKLFK KDYH EHHQ UHIXUELVKHG LQ WKH SDVW ÀYH HDUV Open: Tues.-Fri. 9-5:30 • Sat. 9-12 Noon (308) 395-8491 2012 is the historic Grand Theatre’s 75th anniversary (see page Hours: Tues-Sat 10 am - 6 pm 206 N. Locust • Grand Island 19). The Historic Lincoln Highway (US Hwy 30) passes through 308-384-2764 • Downtown Business Improvement District From engagement rings to freshwater pearls, gemstones and precious metals... Howard’s Jewelry offers a breathtaking selection of fine jewelry. Live Experience Downtown Grand Island Superior in style, quality and value. For those who desire the finest and know the difference. Your Total Image Salon • Men, Women • Manicures “Let your forever start today.” Children Hair Sculpting • Pedicures • Color/High Lights • Tanning • Perms • Shellac Nails • Permanent Makeup • Body Waxing Visit us while you’re in town! Monday - Friday 9-8 • Saturday 9-4 303 West Third, Downtown Grand Island • 308-381-1225 Downtown Grand Island • 114 West 3rd St. • 308-384-8279 Craig Hand, Jeweler/President • Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9:00 to 5:00, Wed. till 8:00
  • 11. GRAND ISLAND To St. PaulN E B R A S K A Central Nebraska Regional 4 281 Airport Law Enforcement Training Center AIRPORT RD. AIRPORT RD. To 2 Eagle Scout Broken Bow 281 Park and Cairo BUR LING TON NOR UNION PACIFIC OLD BRANCH RR THER N RR Veteran’s Athletic Field Complex Jackrabbit Grand Island Run G.C. Northwest H.S. SKY PARK RD. To 281 Central ST. PAUL RD. City WEBB RD. Soldiers and Nebraska 2 Sailors Cemetery Veterans Home Veteran’s Ashley CAPITAL AVE. Park Park CAPITAL AVE. Knickrehm George E.S. Westlawn Grand Park Island E.S. RR Senior IFIC VA Medical PAC High Center ION Grand Island UN Engleman Mall E.S. STATE ST. Lincoln SYC Grace E.S. BROADWELL AVE. SHADY BEND RD. AM Abbott Walnut Park OR M.S. Lincoln ES Park 30 T. Seedling Mile E.S. Conestoga Howard 13th ST. Mall E.S. Grand Newell Island Lions CUSTER AVE. Westridge Central ED Park M.S. E.S. DY Catholic S WEBB RD. Post YMCA Law Enforcement T. 281 Jefferson Office Center E.S. Hall H ST. Downtown (see inset) City County Jail FAIDLEY AVE. 4th Pioneer Hall Park Broadwell BU RLIN Park Public GT ON Grand Island NO Library Independent RTH ST. ERNTo ST. 1st Wasmer RRGrand Island Westside Ryder Park 2nd E.S. Pier Super Bowl Lanes Park DodgeRifle Club OLD POTASH HWY. E.S. BISMARK RD. Shoemaker NORTH RD. E.S. Buechler ST. Park NA 30 AN Gates E.S. Sucks FONNER PARK RD. Lake Island Oasis S. LOCUST ST. 0 Water Park Y3 ENGLEMAN RD. YWCA WA IGH DH OL Fonner Park/ WEBB RD. Grand Island Barr Nebraska Cemetery M.S. State Fair STOLLEY PARK RD. STOLLEY PARK RD. STOLLEY PARK RD. STOLLEY PARK RD. Westlawn Memorial Stolley Park Cemetery Stolley Park E.S. Starr RR E.S. IC Fonner BLAINE ST. CIF PA View G.C. ION UN Hall County To Convention Kearney 30 and Visitors Bureau Indianhead G.C. SHADY BEND RD. Riverside G.C. Central STUHR RD. Community College College Heartland Park L.E. Ray Lake To Lutheran H.S. Aurora To Wood River and Alda, HUSKER HWY. 34 2 34 2 Husker Harvest Days and Heartland Public Shooting Park S. LOCUST ST. Stuhr MuseumLEGEND Main roads/highway City street Hike/bike trail Rail roads Hall County Park Park SCHIMMER DR. SCHIMMER DR. Lake UNION PACIFIC ST. JOSEPH BRACH RR City limits DOWNTOWN Downtown SYCAMORE ST. UNDERPASS Golf course ST. YMCA 281 NT F RO School RTH NO T. Attractions 34 N TS FRO SYC UTH Bowling alleys SO AM PIN ST. OR Post ES 4th S. L CLA Office ES T. ST. OC T. RK NT US City FRO WH ST. GR TS Hall RTH E EEN NO EDDY ST. ELE T. UNDERPASS RS WIC T. ST. AY HS WILDWOOD DR. (308) 382-4400 or (800) 658-3178 NT EW T. RO ST. ON Main office: 2424 S. Locust St., Suite C HF 3rd UT Caboose: located at entrance of SO AY Pioneer NE W WABosselman’s Travel Center at I-80 Exit 312 ST. 2nd Park O LN CED Platte Public UT Generating ELM AR Library ST. ST. To Station 1st CLE ST. ST. Visitor To To 30 BU ED To Nature information I-80 I-80 RN To T. DY Visitor Center Caboose Exit 312 dS ST. Hastings and Doniphan Exit 314 and Doniphan, Mid-NEBR Speedway 2n S T. GRAND ISLAND PULL-OUT MAP
  • 12. renovation of the grand theatre 7KH UHQRYDWLRQ RI WKH KLVWRULF DUW GHFR theatre is complete! Black, cream and green glass tiles EULOOLDQWO UHÁHFW WKH ZKLWH HOORZ DQG RUDQJH QHRQ ÁDVKLQJ RQ the marquee at dusk. The new marquee sign and facade were custom designed to replicate the original theatre. New carpet and the relocation of the ticket booth are also in line with the 1930s structure. Going to the Grand is an event, an occasion, where manners are remembered, people wait patiently in line, property is respected and conversation and pleasantries are exchanged. There is a sense of community pride and ownership that brings joy to all who enter, whether as a moviegoer, concert attendee or event participant. The interior of the theatre remains in its immaculate original condition, welcoming moviegoers for the past 75 years. It’s now primed to do the same for the next 75 years. Plan your visit to this historic gem today! #1 KE outlet NO town!in Food so Whitey’s Ythink good you’ll Balz Y we stole your Mom! Family Owned Operated Locally owned for 15 years. 2920 W. Hwy 30 BEST OF 3421 State St, Ste 2 Grand Island GRAND ISLAND 2012 308-384-7844 Grand Island, NEOpen 7 Days A Week • 6 am to 9 pm 308-398-2259 Vs FEATURING: 14 T Fresh Baked Yeast Rolls Served With Cinnamon Butter Fun Appetizers Wings Tex-Mex Texas Sized Chicken Fried Top Sirloin Steak Featuring: Sliders, Voted Best Steaks by the Grand Island Independent for 2012 All Our Steaks Are Cut In-House Locally Owned Operated Licensee Serving GI for 30 Years Weekday Specials with withou t liquor Monday Free Bingo Night 1201 S. LOCUST • GRAND ISLAND, NE Tuesday Frozen Drink Night Fun Desserts 3 LOCATIONS IN COLORADO SPRINGS Wednesday Kids Eat Free e Bites, SMores, Funnel Cak Thursday Free SMores Giant Ice Cream Mud Pie Call Ahead Seating 308-382-9474 Express Lunch 11 am - 2 pm Mon-Fri • Dinner Menu served 5 pm - 10 pm Mon-Fri • 12 noon - 10 pm Sat-Sun Next to Texas T-Bone • Open Daily 5 pm - 9 pm
  • 13. Serving the Heartland since 1948 BOSSELMAN COMPANIES 47 locations across Nebraska Open 6am - 11pm 365 days a year! 24 hour pumps Quick, Friendly Service! Breakfast, Lunch Dinner Buffets 24-Hour full menu Hearty tasty homemade food served with a smile! Wireless Internet Pets Welcome Free HBO ESPN 308-384-6666 Open 24 Hours • 1-80 Exit 312 Hwy 281 Level 3 Aracde Little Caesars Subway Verizon Wireless Neighborhood Store Get in the action with Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football! Season 3 begins February, 2013 right here in Grand Island!
  • 14. SHADY BEND Restaurant BREAKFAST IS JUST THE BEGINNING Appetizers, Salads, Soups, Voted Best Sandwiches, Steaks, Pasta, Breakfast Desserts Beverages Brunch including Sioux City Sodas. Shady Bend… established 1929 is a place“Where the Buffalo once roamed!” BEST OF Come on in to Shady Bend and you’ll think GRAND ISLAND you’ve stepped back in time! Open Sunday-Thursday 5:30 am - Midnight 2012 Open Tues.-Fri. Sun. 4:30 pm-10 pm Friday Saturday - 24 Hours Sat. 11 am-10pm3609 E. Hwy. 3 • Grand Island • 384-7071 On the Corner of Hwy 281 Old Potash • Grand Island STILL HUNGRY? We Sea Food FREE 2nds are on us! Differently® DRINK 217 E. STOLLEY FREE RE-ORDERS! Choose from our huge 3430 West 13th Street WITH THE PURCHASE PARK RD., STE. 1 selection of Menu Items Grand Island, NE (308)382-8879 Including a “Stay Fit” OF ANY BIG BARBECUE GRAND ISLAND selection for healthier eating. Hours of Operation: SANDWICH Country Griddle Cooking Breakfast Meals Soup Salad Bar Classic Comfort Foods Burgers Sandwiches Sun - Thurs 11am - 10pm 308.210.3444 Pasta Shrimp Steak Desserts ~ Much, Much More! ~ Fri - Sat 11am - 11pm The above offer can only be redeemed at I-80 Exit 305 the Grand Island location. No cash value Nine miles north of DICKEYS.COM and cannot be combined with any other offer. Alda, NE 308-382-5902 I-80 on Hwy 281 at the Located inside TravelFuji ©2012 Dickey’s Barbeque Restaurants, Inc. Centers of America Conestoga MallFuji JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE SEAFOOD SUSHI BAR Affordable Express Lunch In a hurry? We offer a quick and easy lunch menu at economical prices! Call (308)381-1888 STARBUCKS Professionally trained Chef prepares Conveniently located at and cooks food in front of you with Hwy 281 Old Potash Rd • Grand Island entertainment. 308-381-0488 Large kitchen selection Steak, Chicken, Shrimp, Lobster, Scallops, Sushi and more. Largest and freshest Sushi selection A Nebraska tradition for over 60 years! Delicious Fun for in the area Special Catering, Party, Kids Menu the Entire Family! and Sweet List Available Let the whole family be entertained by tastes sights and sounds as your Full Bar chef prepares your one of a kind meal. Service Serving made-to-order burgers, famous Runza Sandwiches, salads, ® 1004 Diers Ave., Suite 200 | Grand Island, NE chicken sandwiches, ice cream and more! Hours: Monday - Thursday: 11am to 2:30pm, 4:30pm to 9:30pm; Friday: 11am to 2:30pm, 4:30pm to 10pm; Saturday: 11am to 10pm; 1812 N. Webb Road 2004 S. Locust in Grand Island Sunday: 11am to 9pm. Lunch Special: Mon.-Sat., 11am to 2:30pm Runza® is a registered trademark of Runza® National, Inc.
  • 15. Hwy 281 Corridor restaurants %RVVHOPDQ 7UDYHO HQWHU Grandma Max’s 7KH 3DODFH Ç 3602 W 2nd St Other Dining I-80 Exit 312 308-384-8799$PLJRV.LQJ·V ODVVLF %XUJHU .LQJ 308-382-6986 Locations2325 N Webb Rd 2280 N Webb Rd 3DQHUD %UHDG308-384-1336 308-381-7087 Little Caesar’s 1040 Allen Dr $IWHUQRRQHU·V Ç I-80 Exit 312 308-382-0272 Central Nebr Rgnl Airport$SSOHEHH·V Ç DUORV 2·.HOO·V Ç 308-382-6986 3773 Sky Park Rd721 Diers Ave 1810 N Diers Ave 3DSD 0XUSK·V 7DNH %DNH 308-381-2986308-398-5100 308-384-3045 Hunans Ç 206 Wilmar Ave 2249 N Webb Rd 308-384-4533 6KDG %HQG ,WDOLDQ 5HVW$UE·V Cherry Berry 308-384-6964 3609 E Hwy 302333 N Webb Rd Conestoga Mall 3HNLQJ 3DODFH 308-384-7071308-384-4244 308-384-1244 HyVee Deli 3421 W State Plz 115 Wilmar Ave 308-384-9266 /RV RV +HUPDQRV$UE·V ROG 6WRQH UHDPHU 308-381-3678 2004 N Broadwall AveI-80 Exit 312 206 Wilmar Ave 3HUNLQV 5HVWDXUDQW 308-384-3555308-384-6700 308-384-7866 ,PSHULDO 3DODFH ([SUHVV 106 Wilmar Ave Conestoga Mall 308-384-7060 6XEZDBalz Sports Bar Ç RRNLH UXPEV .HUQHOV 308-382-1688 2028 E US Highway 303421 W State St Conestoga Mall 3L]]D +XW 308-384-1886308-398-2259 308-384-2455 -LP·V *URV 707 N Diers Ave 2261 N Webb Rd 308-384-8600 $FHV (LJKWV (Cairo)Bandits Sports Bar Ç Dairy Queen 308-382-7366 313 S High St1016 Diers Ave 3660 W Capital Ave 4GRED 0H[LFDQ *ULOO Ç 308-485-4111308-382-9333 308-398-3748 -LPP -RKQ·V 1010 N Diers Ave 206 Wilmar Ave 308-384-1446 Cairo Bowl (Cairo) Ç%DULVWD·V DLO *ULQG RPLQR·V 3L]]D 308-395-5555 322 S High St940 N Webb Rd 624 N Webb Rd 4XL]QR·V 308-485-5911308-384-4584 308-384-9424 .HQWXFN )ULHG KLFNHQ 1229 Allen Drive 1804 N Webb Rd 308-398-4030 /XOX·V 3ULPH 7LPH Ç%DVNLQ 5REELQV UHLVEDFK·V DUURXW 308-381-1414 108 US Hwy 30 (Chapman)1904 N Diers Ave 3337 W State St, Ste D 5HG /REVWHU Ç 308-986-2244308-381-7222 308-675-1211 /HH·V )DPLO 5HVWDXUDQW 3430 W 13th St 2920 Old Fair Rd 308-382-8879 RQLSKDQ 6WHDN +RXVHÇ%LJ $SSOH %DJHOV El Toro Ç 308-384-7844 Cafe (Doniphan)3341 W State St 3425 W State St Red Mango 113 West Plum308-389-3720 308-381-2333 /LWWOH DHVDU·V 1115 Allen Drive 2016 Lawrence Ln 402-845-2932 308-384-4497Buffalo Wild Wings Ç )UHGG·V )UR]HQ XVWDUG 308-382-4300 0D·V LQHU (Wood River)809 Allen Dr 1140 Allen Dr 5LYHUIURQW *ULOOH308-381-7983 308-381-0676 Napolis Ç Quality Inn Conference Center 122 E 9th St 3421 Conestoga Dr 308-583-6760 I-80 Exit 312Buffet House )XML·V -DSDQHVH Ç 308-675-1771 308-382-3255 -LQQ·V DIH (Wood River)3535 W 13th St 804 Main St 6WHDNKRXVH 6XVKL %DU 0FRQDOG·V 5XE 7XHVGD Ç 308-583-6766308-395-9520 1004 Diers Ave, Ste 200 3323 W State St 3429 W 13th St%XQNKRXVH Ç 308-381-1888 308-381-0434 308-382-9390 0XOOLJDQ·V %DU *ULOO Ç3568 W Old Hwy 30 Wood River Country Club *ROGHQ *DWH ([SUHVV 0RQJROLDQ *ULOOH 11937 W Holling Rd308-382-9756 2302 N Webb Rd 1816 N Webb Rd Runza 1812 N Webb Rd 308-583-2225 308-381-6888 308-381-2441 308-384-6111 7UDYHO HQWHUV RI $PHULFD 2OLYH *DUGHQ Ç Continued on page 23 I-80 Exit 305 1010 Allen Dr 308-382-5902 308-384-1277 YORK EW FREE Pizza N TM with the purchase of a regular price pizza of equal or greater value. Must present this ad to receive special. Limit 2 PI pizzas per ad, one coupon per transaction. Not RI A ZZE valid with any other offer or daily special. Reserve o We offer a party room ur Gluten-Free TM any event!for Menu! EAT IT – LIVE IT – LOVE IT 928 CONCORD AVE. – WEST OF 281, BEHIND SONIC (308) 675-1512 Webb Road • South Locust • Hwy 281 I-80 SUNDAY–THURSDAY 11-9, FRIDAY SATURDAY 11-10
  • 16. · · · Bring This Ad In · · · • Dine In • Take Out 2 Medium • Catering 1 Topping Pizzas For Only SERVING TRADITIONAL SUSHI ASIAN CUISINE 99 $ 15 Expires 4-30-2013 • Featuring Fresh Sushi Customized Shushi Rolls • Chinese Thai Specialties • Full Bar • Kids Menu1916 S. Locust • Grand Island Dine-In • Carryout • Delivery 308-384-9090 Lunch Buffet • Open Daily At 11 AM Wednesday Night Buffet 5-8 PM WASABI BISTRO 2435 N. Diers Ave. (Across from North Walmart) Use Convenient Drive Thru! North Walmart (308) 382-1722 • 2118 N. Webb Rd Way More Than Just Pasta! Grand Island, NE Home of Amazing Food at Great Prices Make your trip to Burwell complete with lunch and dinner at the Sandstone Grill. Featuring Fresh salads, homemade soups, Fresh, Authentic Inventive sandwich’s burgers. Steak Seafood• 19 HD TVs with DirecTV as well as full bar! Party Room Available.• Daily Specials Italian Cuisine, Steaks• Grill Open Mon-Thu, 10:30 am-9 pm Seafood! Fri-Sat, 10:30 am-10 pm Til 9 Sun-Thurs BEST Til 10 Fri-Sat Open Daily OF GRAND ISLAND 2012 Sunday Brunch - first Sunday of each month 10-2 11:00 a.m - Midnight Call Us At... 416 Grand Avenue · Burwell · 308-346-4582 3421 Conestoga • Grand Island 308-675-1151 308-675-1771 ~ “Like” us on Facebook! rare NOW OPEN medium-rare $1 Your Purchase OFF medium medium-well Always well-done $1 off your order offer expires 05/01/12. Valid only at the Red Mango® Grand Island location. No cash value. No change will be given. May not be combined with other offers or discounts and is not valid on purchase of gift cards. Not for resale. May not be duplicated. Limit one coupon per person per transaction. Please present coupon prior to ordering. Coupon must be surrendered upon redemption. RED MANGO name, design and related marks are trademarks of Red Mango, Inc. ©2012 Red Mango, Inc. All rights reserved. RED MANGO® Grand Island 1115 Allen Drive, Ste. B I Grand Island, NE 68803 308.384.4497 Open Daily at 11 a.m. 1828 N. Webb Rd 404 3rd Ave Grand Island Kearney
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  • 20. Theater the arts, live )HE , Church Basement Ladies 2 – -DQ 7%$@, Opening Reception, TBA*UDQG ,VODQG /LWWOH 7KHDWUH A Second Helping! )HE , Opening for RegionalROOHJH 3DUN ‡ 0DUFK , Ilya Yakushev, Pianist Photography Show $SULO ,The Music of John Denver 0DU , Opening for “Spirit of the Dec 5-9, A 1940’s Radio Christmas Carol, Cranes” Wed-Sat 7:30pm Sat-Sun 2pm )HE , The Mousetrap HOHEUDWH :RRG 5LYHU *DWKHULQJV $SULO , Opening for “Whimsical :RRG 5LYHU +LJK 6FKRRO ‡ ‡ DP Abstraction” $SULO , New Kid on the Block 1RY , Jim Salestrom Concert 2:30pm HF , Christmas Cantata 2:30pmHQWUDO DWKROLF 0DMRU 3URGXFWLRQHQWUDO DWKROLF +LJK 6FKRRO ‡ ‡ 0DU , Knights of Rhythm 2:30pm Humanities$GPLVVLRQ FKDUJHG 0DU , Easter Cantata 2:30pm $SULO , Wood River All School Play 9RLFHV RI WKH 3DVW 0DU , Fri-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm +DOO RXQW +LVWRULFDO 6RFLHW ‡ ‡ 3OXP (Sat 7pm, Sun 2pm) 6WUHHW 6WDWLRQ ‡ SP ‡ )UHHMusic Dance *UHDW 3ODLQV KLOGUHQ·V KRLU ‡ SP 1RY B-29 Crew Member in WWII -DQ , Antique ChristmasBig Band Dances 1RY , Northwest High School Decorations:$ ‡ HF , St Mary’s Cathedral )HE , Prairie Creek Dance Hall 1RY , music by a local DJ Memories/LHGHUNUDQ] ‡ 0DU , Down the Trails of Time, 1RY , live music Exhibits book review of telegrapher during WWII $SULO , Indian Artifacts*HUPDQ 1LJKWV $UW 6NHWFK OXE ([KLELW/LHGHUNUDQ] ‡ 6WXKU 0XVHXP ‡ 0RRQVKHOO $UWV +XPDQLWLHV RXQFLO QG )ULGD RI WKH PRQWK, dinner by 6HSW 1RY , Stuhr Museum Munch and Learn Series reservation, German singers 6:30pm +LVWRULF *UDQG 7KHDWUH ‡ ‡ 1RRQ 6WXKU 0XVHXP -DQ , Watercolor with a StrawMoonshine for Moonshell 6WXKU %XLOGLQJ ‡ ‡ *HQHUDO $GPLVVLRQ $SULO Writing the Land1DWKDQ HWURLW·V ‡ 1RY ² HF , Fantasy of Trees 1RY , fundraiser for Moonshell Arts Humanities Council including live -DQ , Quilts from the Stuhr Collection )HE 0DU , 25th Annual Wings Over Travelogue entertainment, dance lessons and more. the Platte Exhibition and Sale $OWUXVD ,QWHUQDWLRQDO $SULO , Hall County Student Art Show *UDQG 7KHDWUH ‡ ‡ 6HDVRQConcerts 3UDLULH :LQGV $UW HQWHU DGXOWV VWXGHQW ‡ SP 1RY , Korea: Land of Contrast*UDQG ,VODQG RQFHUW $VVRF : UG 6W ‡ ‡ 0RQ6DW SP 0DU , Vietnam and Cambodia*UDQG ,VODQG 6HQLRU +LJK ‡ ‡ SP 1RY Holiday Open House $SULO , Cuba: a Road Trip from 1RY , Celtic Fire,Irish Music and Dance HF Holiday Open House Havana to Santiago de Cuba7KH $UWV /LYH LV VSRQVRUHG E Events listed as submitted to the CVB by October 1st. GIVING VOICE TO THE Dates locations subject to change! Call 800-658-3178 for current information. ARTS AND HUMANITIES Grand Island Little Theatre IN HALL COUNTY MOONSHELLARTSANDHUMANITIES.COM Custom Framing, Art Classes 112 W. 3rd prairie(children adult), Art Consultants, winds y Grand Island, NE 68801 Pottery, Jewelry, Glass, Sculpture, Wood (308) 381-4001 Turned Vessels, Paintings, Gallery Tours, Gift Certificates Available Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. or by appointment
  • 21. 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  • 22. sporting eventsMar 17, Karnival Kapers, GrandIsland Central Catholic Sporting Events0DU , Musical Production, )HE , 76th Annual Women’s $SU , 76th Annual Women’sGrand Island Central Catholic November 2012 State Championship Bowling State Championship Bowling 1RY , NSAA State Volleyball Tournament, Super Bowl Tournament, Super Bowl 0DU , Rumbles in Concert, Championships, Grand Island Westside Lanes Westside LanesFonner Park Concourse 1RY , 3rd Annual Youth $SU , Platte Valley Roller Vixens-0DU , Easter Cantata, Wood March 2013 Volleyball Tournament, YMCA Roller Derby, Heartland EventsRiver High School Theater lobby 1RY , Third City Archers Horse Racing – Weekends at CenterApril 2013 Presidents/Secretary Meeting, Fonner Park $SU , 76th Annual Women’s Indoor Range 0DU , Hoops Mania, various State Championship Bowling$SU , Artist Reception, PrairieWinds Art Center schools around GI Tournament, Super Bowl December 2012 Westside Lanes$SU , Nebraskats, Wood River 0DU , 76th Annual Women’s Dec 13, Middle School Conference State Championship Bowling $SU , 76th Annual Women’sHigh School Theater Wrestling, Heartland Events Center Tournament, Super Bowl State Championship Bowling$SU , All School Play, Wood Westside Lanes Tournament, Super Bowl HF , Flatwater FracasRiver High School Theater Westside Lanes Wrestling Tournament Mar 9-10, 76th Annual Women’s$SU , Take Me Home: The Music State Championship Bowling $SU , AKC Dog Show, Dec 15-16, 1st Annual Flatwaterof John Denver, Grand Island Tournament, Super Bowl Exhibition Building Roundball Tournament, YMCASenior High Auditorium Westside Lanes Dec 16, USA Wrestling Youth $SU , 76th Annual Women’s$SU , Moonshell Munch Learn Mar 15-17, Nebraska USA State State Championship Bowling Tournament, Heartland EventsSeries “Writing the Land” by Twyla Wrestling Tournament, Heartland Tournament, Super Bowl CenterHansen, Grand Theatre Events Center Westside Lanes$SU , “New Kid on the Block” January 2013 Mar 15-16, 76th Annual Women’spresented by Grand Island Little State Championship Bowling -DQ , Platte Valley Roller Vixens-Theatre, College Park Tournament, Super Bowl Roller Derby, Heartland Events$SU , Voices From the Past, Don Center Westside LanesSnodgrass-Indian Artifacts, Plum 0DU , 76th Annual Women’sStreet Station February 2013 State Championship Bowling$SU , “New Kid on the Block” Horse Racing – Weekends at Tournament, Super Bowl presented by Grand Island Little Fonner Park Westside LanesTheatre, College Park )HE , Heartland Hoops Classic,$SU , Marvin Roth of Country Heartland Events Center April 2013Greenery, Wood River High School Horse Racing – Weekends at )HE , NE State High SchoolTheater lobby Fonner Park Cheer and Dance Championships,$SU , Multicultural Coalition Heartland Events Center Auto Racing – Saturdays at Mid- )RU PRUH LQIRUPDWLRQ RQHealth Fair, YWCA Nebraska Speedway DPDWHXU VSRUWV LQ WKH )HE , Winter Rally Volleyball$SU , Spring String Fling, Grand Tournament, Various locations *UHDWHU *UDQG ,VODQG $UHD YLVLWIsland Walnut Middle School around town *UDQG,VODQG6SRUWVRUJVolleyball at the Heartland Events Center ‹ 800-658-3178 27 Grand Island/Hall County Convention Visitors Bureau
  • 23. $QWLTXH 6WRUHV DQQXDO KULVWPDV 2SHQ +RXVH1RY ‡ RZQWRZQ *UDQG ,VODQGRZQWRZQ KULVWPDV1RY ‡ RZQWRZQ *UDQG ,VODQG ‡ SP)HHO WKH VSLULW RI WKH VHDVRQ DV FKLOGUHQ DGXOWV ÀOO WKH VWUHHWV UHYHOLQJin laughter song, sweet treats, storytellers, sleigh rides, caroling costumed strollers, musical groups in stores on street corners and ofcourse – Mr. Mrs. Claus.6DQWD $UULYHV DW RQHVWRJD 0DOO1RY ‡ RQHVWRJD 0DOO.HQQ 5RJHUV KULVWPDV +LWV 7RXU1RY ‡+HDUWODQG (YHQWV HQWHU ‡ ‡ SP ‡ VWDUWV DW WLFNHWCountry music legend Kenny Rogers returns to Grand Island and isbringin the holiday spirit with him. This holiday concert features specialguest Billy Dean as well as Roger’s unique blend of styles that add up toone fantastic holiday show. Visit for moreinformation./DDPHUDWD 0DGULJDO 6LQJHUV ´0HUU 2OH XOHWLGH )HDVWµ1RYHPEHU ‡ %DO] 5HFHSWLRQ +DOO ‡ ‡ IRU 6SLULWV LQQHU3URJUDP ‡ UHVHUYHG VHDWLQJ RQOThis holiday production of a Merry Ole 16th Century Yuletide Feastprovides guests with a unique experience. Join the singers for feasting,music, merriment and more!RPPXQLW DUROLQJ Stuhr Museum by lamp lightHF ² ‡ RQHVWRJD 0DOO ‡ Local community groups, schools and churches will help usher in theHoliday Season bringing joyful music to holiday shoppers. *UDQG ,VODQG LW 6LQJHUV KULVWPDV RQFHUW HF ‡ 6W 3DXO·V /XWKHUDQ KXUFK ‡ 6DWSP 6XQSP ‡ 7KH 6LQJLQJ KULVWPDV 7UHH $GXOWV VWXGHQWV HF ‡ (YDQJHOLFDO )UHH KXUFK ‡ ‡ SHUVRQ VXJJHVWHG Another popular Grand Island holiday tradition is the Grand Island Citydonation Singers Christmas Concert. Enjoy the holiday season with traditionalA well-known local tradition, for which visitors should plan ahead. More and contemporary songs.WKDQ ZKLWHUREHG VLQJHUV ÀOO D IRRW WDOO PDQPDGH KULVWPDVtree. The audience experiences the story of Jesus Christ through music, KULVWPDV 3DVW 3UHVHQWnarration and actors. The church holds a drawing every November 1 from HF ‡ 6WXKU 0XVHXP RI WKH 3UDLULH 3LRQHHU ‡SP ‡ 0XVHXP DGPLVVLRQmailed in requests postmarked no later than October 30, for seats to the Stuhr Museum and Railroad Town by Lamplight, a holiday classic!performances. Experience this classic event as lanterns light your way for this magical look at holiday traditions. The Singing Christmas Tree Live Manger Scene Soup Supper HF ‡ )RQQHU 3DUN ‡ ‡ SP There is a charge for the soup supper starting at 4:30pm in the Fonner Park Café. The manger scene is free to view and begins at 5pm in the Big Red Barn. +ROLGD 2SHQ +RXVH HF ‡ 3UDLULH :LQGV $UW HQWHU $ ·V 5DGLR KULVWPDV DURO HF ‡ *UDQG ,VODQG /LWWOH 7KHDWUH ‡ ‡ ROOHJH 3DUN ‡ :HG6DWSP 6XQSP ‡ $GXOWV FKLOGUHQ +ROLGD DQFH 3URJUDP HF ‡ :$ ‡ ‡ $GPLVVLRQ LV D FOHDQLQJ RU SDSHU SURGXFW %UHDNIDVW ZLWK 6DQWD VSRQVRUHG E WKH %RV *LUOV OXE HF ‡ RQHVWRJD 0DOO ‡ Events listed as submitted to the CVB by October 1st. Dates locations subject to change! Call 800-658-3178 for current events
  • 24. Hospital Clinics Airport local resources deals or speak with an Allegiant Thrifty Car Rental rep at 702-505-8888. $LUSRUW ‡ Saint Francis Medical Center HQWUDO 1HEUDVND 5HJLRQDO Check out Afternooner’s Hertz Car Rental : )DLGOH $YH ‡ $LUSRUW *5,
  • 25. restaurant in the airport terminal. 6W 3DWULFN $YH ‡ ‡ 6W)UDQFLV*,RUJ 6N 3DUN 5G ‡ ‡ Enjoy the Breakfast Buffet onOpen 24 hours a day )O*UDQG,VODQGFRP Sundays from 9-1:30pm. Public American Eagle (800-433-7300)3KVLFLDQV ,PPHGLDWH DUH Transportation LHUV $YH ‡ operates daily nonstop regional jet service between GRI and Dallas/ Car Rental $FWLRQ DE RXULHU*UDQG ,VODQG OLQLF Fort Worth Intl Airport (DFW). %XGJHW 5HQW$DU : )DLGOH $YH ‡ $LUSRUW ‡ Fly nonstop to Las Vegas (LAS) or3URPSW DUH Phoenix-Mesa (AZA) on Allegiant. $UURZ7UDLOZDV /LQHV 6 /RFXVW 6W ‡ (QWHUSULVH 5HQW$DU 5DPDGD 5G ‡ Visit for package 1 LHUV $YH ‡ ‡ %XUOLQJWRQ2Q7UDLOZDVFRP Bus and motorcoach charter andFull Circle First Baptist Church FirstBaptistChurch rental company Venue Primera Iglesia Bautista An American Baptist Church (SSOH ([SUHVV ‡ ‡ (SSOH([SUHVFRP Weddings • Rehearsal Dinners Shuttle service between Omaha and Kearney with stops along the Birthdays Anniversaries 811 West 10th St. way. Corporate Events Grand Island, NE y 1st Baptist Live Music Full Circle y 308/382-6129 Hall County Transportation Misti Williams Sunday School...............................9:30 am Sunday Worship .......................... 10:30 am Public shuttle service for the Licensed Wedding Coordinator Wednesday Bible Study .................7:00 pm Greater Grand Island Area Thursday Kids Night .................... 6:30 pm 1010 Diers Ave #4 — Grand Island, NE Domingo Adoracion ....................... 1:00 pm 308.227.6470 Martes Oracion ..............................7:00 pm Jueves Est. Biblico ........................7:00 pm www.fullcirclevenue.comSleigh ride at Stuhr Museum ‹ 800-658-3178 29 Grand Island/Hall County Convention Visitors Bureau
  • 26. start here Lincoln Highway 4 Lincoln Highway 4 Attractions 5 Attractions 5 Shopping 13 Shopping 13 Lodging 15 Lodging 15 Downtown 17 Downtown 17 City Map 18 City Map 18 Dining 21 Dining 21 Recreation 24 Recreation 24 The Arts 25 The Arts 25 Community Events 26 Community Events 26 Christmas Events 28 Christmas Events 28 Local Resources 29 Local Resources 29 Grand Theatre, downtown Grand Island Watching the steam engine come through Welcome to theGreater Grand Island Area! Where hospitality is a way of life. :KHUH RX FDQ ÀQG IDPLO DFWLYLWLHV E GD DQG H[FLWHPHQW E QLJKW :KHUH RX FDQ ZDWFK WKH VXQ VHW DQG FDVW D JRUJHRXV JORZ RYHU WKH SUDLULH :KHWKHU RX·UH VHDUFKLQJ IRU D UHOD[LQJ YDFDWLRQ RU DQ DGYHQWXUH RX·OO ÀQG LW KHUH /RFDO DWWUDFWLRQV DQG UHFUHDWLRQDO RSSRUWXQLWLHV ZLOO NHHS RX DV EXV DV RX 2424 S Locust St Ste C ‡ Grand Island, NE 68801 ZDQW WR EH 308-382-4400 ‡ 800-658-3178 Hotel Hotline: 888-985-5620 :KDWHYHU RX GR SOHDVH WDNH WKH WLPH WR ORRN DURXQG WKH *UHDWHU *UDQG ,VODQG $UHD 7KH *UHDWHU *UDQG ,VODQG 2IÀFLDO 9LVLWRUV *XLGH LV WKH Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm RIÀFLDO SXEOLFDWLRQ RI WKH *UDQG ,VODQG+DOO RXQW ‹ Convention Visitors Bureau. CVB StaffWe’re glad you’re here! Reneé Seifert Tricia Beem Liz Gerberding Executive Director Assistant Director Convention Services Paul Nielsen Marketing Manager For current information about advertising and distribution, call The Grand Island Independent Convention Registrations at 308-382-1000. Sharon Dankert, Shirley Lingo, Phyl Kostbahn, Jackie Pesek, Cathy Reher
  • 27. Strong Community, Business, and Bank. Five Points Bank has been taking care of customers for 41 years and making sure each customer is treated as an individual. We take pride in the fact our bank makes decisions on the spot about people and to help our customers on a daily basis with the best in banking products and staff. With the support of our customers, Five Points Bank has grown from the smallest bank in our community to the largest bank with local assets; not to mention, one of the safest and most secure banks in Nebraska. Five Points Bank is truly The Better Bank, a bank you can count on now and in the future for all your banking needs. Five Points Bank believes in “Strong Community, Strong Business and Strong Bank!” For all of your primary care medical needs, come to the healthcare Smart choices. professionals with the right focus: you Smart people. FAMILY PRACTICE: Thomas F. Werner, M.D. Associates of Arts Degree Douglas J. Herbek, M.D. Jared C. Pehrson, M.D. Associates of Science Degree Adam B. Brosz, M.D. Customized Programs OBSTETRICS GYNECOLOGY: John P. Reilly, M.D. Day and Evening Classes Matthew J. Brennan, M.D. Molly A. Johnson, M.D. More than 200 courses on-line Kathryn M. Kenna, M.D. Erica L. Haake, M.D. Career Employment Services PEDIATRICS: Leadership Development Agnes Gomes, M.D. Our PHONE Is Karen M. Higgins, M.D. Visit www.cccneb.eduAnswered 24-Hours Janice M. Kutilek, M.D. A Day! Douglas A. Boon, M.D. TODAY! Timothy A. Gardner, M.D.308-382-1100 Hours: M-F 8:30-5:30 INTERNAL MEDICINE: Sat A.M. 8:30-11:30 William J. Landis, M.D. (by appointment) Grand Island (308)-398-4222 Doctors of Medicine Since 1922 1-800-CCC-07802444 W. Faidley Ave. • Grand Island, NE • Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution
  • 28. Grand Island/Hall County Info local resources +HOSIXO 3KRQH 1XPEHUV (Area code 308)/RFDWLRQ Grand Island is the county seat of Hall County. Other towns Convention Visitors Bureau 382-4400located in Hall County include Alda, Cairo, Doniphan and Wood River. City Hall 385-54443RSXODWLRQ Grand Island is the fourth largest city in the state with a Corrections Administration 385-5206population of nearly 50,000. Hall County residents number 58,000 plus. County Courthouse 385-5135(OHYDWLRQ 1,841 feet above sea level. 3ROLFH 6KHULII
  • 29. DPEXODQFH ÀUH Grand Island Police 385-5400OLPDWH Average daily temperatures range from the average lows ofJanuary at 11 degrees to the average highs of July at 90 degrees. Hall County Sheriff 385-5200 Hospital (emergency) 384-46003UHFLSLWDWLRQ Average annual precipitation is 24.9 inches. Road conditions 511 Your Connection to the World. • Non-Stop Jet Service from Grand Island to: - Las Vegas Phoenix/Mesa - Daily Service to Dallas/ Ft. Worth Beyond! • Free Parking Simplify. Fly GI.McCain Foods is the world’s largest manufacturer of frozen French fries and potato specialties. (308) 385-5170 2629 N. Broadwell Avenue | Grand Island, NE | 308-382-7770 CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA Jennifer H. Alberts, M.D. • Susan H. Corey, M.D. Board Certified Dermatologists Jackie Beaver P.A.-C • Laura Fox P.A.-C Kelly Hohlen P.A.-C • Alisha Lautenschlager P.A.-C Diagnosis Treatment of Diseases of Skin, Nails Skin Cancer Room to Grow Two Industrial Parks to Suit Your Needs! Offering Aesthetic Services The Platte Valley Industrial Park or the Platte Valley Industrial Park East is perfectly situated for your warehouse and distribution operation with all Available Services: utilities and infrastructure already in place. • Facials Now • Close to Interstate 80 • Waxing offering • Allows for right hand turns • All infrastructure in place • Chemical Peels Oxygen Mist • Rail served • Microdermabrasion customized • Adjacent to a four-lane highway (US Highway 281) • Designated Blighted and Substandard (TIF) • Skin consultations for facials. It’s about doing good business—made even better with our central Innovative Skin Care Products location, excellent workforce, incentives, and a community that supports economic development. Introducing Colorscience makeup New Patients Welcome • 308-384-9300 505 N. Diers Ave. | Grand Island, NE P. O . B o x 1 1 5 1 • G r a n d I s l a n d , N E 6 8 8 0 2 • P : 8 0 0 . 6 5 8 . 4 2 8 3 • F : 3 0 8 . 3 9 8 . 7 2 0 5
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  • 31. 2013 is the the 100th anniversary of Lincoln Highway The Seedling Mile east of Grand IslandLincoln Highway Scenic Historic Byway trails (Mormon Trail, Oregon Trail, California Pony Express)86 +LJKZD ‡ /LQFROQ+LJKZD6FHQLF%ZDFRP DQG WKH ÀUVW WUDQVFRQWLQHQWDO UDLOURDG 8QLRQ 3DFLÀF
  • 32. 7KH Lincoln Highway Scenic and Historic Byway is a leisurelyCelebrate the historic Lincoln Highway’s Centennial in 2013! alternative for traveling across Nebraska – a driving adventure7KH FRXQWU·V ÀUVW LQWHUFRQWLQHQWDO KLJKZD VWUHWFKLQJ IURP 1HZ of discovery, diversity, nostalgia and small town charm.York City to San Francisco, cuts directly through Grand Island’shistoric downtown. Known across Nebraska as US Highway 30, Today, the Lincoln Highway Scenic Historic Byway lets youit rolls almost 3,400 miles coast to coast. glimpse the past and relive some of the adventure of this VLJQLÀFDQW HUD ZKHQ D URDGZD ÀUVW OLQNHG $PHULFD IURP FRDVWOften referred to as America’s Main Street, the Lincoln Highway to coast, and Nebraska from border to border. It’s time toEHFDPH WKH ÀUVW SDYHG FRDVW WR FRDVW URDGZD FRQQHFWLQJ 1HZ rediscover the open road and enjoy the Lincoln Highway journey.York to San Francisco, making travel accessible to and through12 states and connecting all the towns large and small in Information take from the Nebraska Lincoln Highway Scenic between. Historic Byway brochure.In 1915 the Lincoln Highway was mapped yet not fully paved,sections of dirt, sand and even pasture served as the Lincoln Seedling MileHighway; marked only by post, poles and even hand written (DVW +Z ‡ 9LVLW*UDQG,VODQGFRPsigns, it was a momentous and monumental undertaking Just east of downtown Grand Island is the only remainingIRU WKRVH ÀUVW GDULQJ WUDYHOHUV $FURVV 1HEUDVND PDQ RI WKH section of a paved Seedling Mile in the United States. Seedlingoriginal red, white and blue cement Lincoln Highway markers Miles were sections of the Lincoln Highway poured by the citiesstill remain. the highway was planned to go through.What we take for granted today was indeed a bold andinnovative plan for the early 20th Century. And once the idea Nearby, the Kensinger Filling Station has been open sinceof traveling independently, in your own motorcar at your own 1933, and the quaint Shady Bend Cabin Camp. Shady Bendleisure, became a reality there was no holding America back. was known for its swimming pool, tennis courts and a roamingThe appeal and freedom of the open road was intoxicating and herd of buffalo. It’s Mediterrannean architecture was inspiredIRU RYHU ÀYH GHFDGHV EHIRUH WKH GHYHORSPHQW RI WKH ,QWHUVWDWH by a trip to Arizona.system the Lincoln Highway was indeed America’s very busyMain Street, and right at the center of it all was Nebraska. The Shady Bend building recently reopened as an Italian restaurant. It’s still owned by the same family who built theULYH $PHULFD·V ÀUVW WUDQVFRQWLQHQWDO KLJKZD DQG IROORZ KLVWRU camp in 1929. The owners plan to sell some of the same kindsOHW RXU LPDJLQDWLRQ ULGH DORQJVLGH WKH ÀUVW WUDQVFRQWLQHQWDO RI FDQG RXW RI WKH YLQWDJH FRROHUV 0HPRUDELOLD ÀOOV WKH VSDFH
  • 33. things to see doscenic byways wineries vineyardsLoup Rivers Scenic Byway Cedar Hills Vineyard+LJKZD :RRG 5LYHU WR XQQLQJ ‡ /RXS5LYHUV6FHQLF%ZDFRP WK 5G 5DYHQQD
  • 34. ‡ ‡ HGDU+LOOV9LQHDUGFRPPass through pristine rolling farmland into the scenic Loup Cedar Hills vineyard and gardens grace the hills overlookingRiver Basin and continue on to the supreme silence of the the winding South Loup River. A tasting room is available toSandhills. The Loup Rivers Scenic Byway is truly a treat for H[SHULHQFH WKH ÁDYRUV RI WKH IUXLW LQ ZLQHV MHOOLHV DQG SLHthe eyes, mind and soul. 141 miles of small towns, scenic The vineyard specializes in fruit wines including strawberry,beauty, local events, history and friendly people await you raspberry, blackberry, gooseberry and 12 varieties of wine andas you travel through one of the most beautiful landscapes table grapes. Tour the farm and watch wildlife during your visit.LQ $PHULFD )RU WKRVH ZDQWLQJ WR H[SHULHQFH ÀUVWKDQGsmall town Nebraska, this is the byway for you, and it’s alsohome of the famous 300+ mile Junk Jaunt.Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway+LJKZD *UDQG ,VODQG WR $OOLDQFH ‡ 6DQGKLOOV-RXUQHFRP“One of the Nation’s twenty most spectacular roads,”according to Charles Kuralt. The 323 mile stretch ofUS Highway 2 from Grand Island to Alliance takes youthrough the largest area of grass-covered sand dunesin the Western hemisphere, some of the most remoteand breathtaking countryside you’ll ever see. The terrainFKDQJHV RQ WKLV EZD DUH GUDPDWLF DEXQGDQW ÀHOGV RIcorn give way to the gently rolling hills of cattle country withtheir abundant marshes and wetlands. Moonlight Ridge Vineyard, photo Nebraska Tourism Loup River Scenic Byway, photo Nebraska Tourism Miletta Vista Winery 1 +Z 6W 3DXO
  • 35. ‡ ‡ 0LOHWWD9LVWD:LQHUFRP Miletta Vista’s award wining wines will make your visit to their hilltop a refreshing experience with 150 acres of pasture and a view that will knock your socks off. The nine varieties of grapes UDLVHG SURYLGH H[FHOOHQW ÁDYRUV IRU YDULHWDO ZLQHV DQG VRPH ZRQGHUIXO EOHQGV WKDW RX·OO ÀQG SOHDVLQJ WR RXU SDODWH Moonlight Ridge Vineyard 1 +Z *UDQG ,VODQG
  • 36. ‡ ‡ 0RRQOLJKW5LGJH9LQHDUGFRP Moonlight Ridge Vineyard is a family-owned business featuring a beautiful tasting room. Taste their wines under a FDWKHGUDO FHLOLQJ VKRZFDVLQJ D ÀIWHHQIRRWWDOO VWRQH ÀUHSODFH $Q H[SDQVLYH GHFN RYHUORRNV D ÀYHDFUH ZRUNLQJ YLQHDUG Growing seven different varieties of wine grapes with plans of expanding, Moonlight Ridge will feature these wines and others from around the world, allowing you to taste a variety of wines. Closed mid-December through March for winter. 3UDLULH UHHN 9LQHDUG WK 5G HQWUDO LW
  • 37. ‡ ‡ 3UDLULHUHHN:LQHVFRP Prairie Creek Vineyard is a small family-owned vineyard and winery located near Prairie Creek in Central Nebraska. The owners have been involved in the farming industry for many generations and now are turning their efforts into bringing you a “Taste of the Good Life.” Prairie Creek Vineyards is all about the total wine tasting experience, taking the time to make sure you enjoy your trip out to the winery. ‹ 800-658-3178 ‹ 800-658-3178 5 Grand Island/Hall County Convention Visitors Bureau Grand Island/Hall County Convention Visitors Bureau 5
  • 38. Local rodeos all summer “Tanking” down the Middle Loup River The Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway, Nebraska Highway 2, from Grand Island to Alliance makes a memorable day trip or week-long vacation! Annual Spring Sandhill Crane migrationSandhills Photo: R. Neibel, Nebraska DED; Mullen Rodeo: Steve and Bobbi Olson; • The largest grass-covered sand dune formationsTanking Middle Loup River: Christopher Amundson, Nebraska Life Magazine;Sandhill Cranes: Nebraska Game Parks in the western hemisphere. • Nebraska National Forest, Bessey Ranger District • Real cowboys, working ranches and over 500,000 head of cattle • World-class birding • Near the Valentine and Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuges • Superb dark skies make for amazing star gazing opportunities Visitor’s Center Alliance 2 Grand Island N E B R A S K A • 308-546-0636
  • 39. things to see doSandhill Crane photography courtesy Rick Rasmussen, Wings Over the Prairie, excerpt Spring Migration 3ODWWH 5LYHU 9DOOH ‡ ‡ 9LVLW*UDQG,VODQGFRP It’s been called ‘The Great American Desert,’ with a less- than-subtle note of derision. But the comment betrays a The #1 place in the world for birdwatchers according to Forbes lack of subtlety on the part of the commentators, because FYI, and for good reason! More than 450,000 Sandhill Cranes while the mountains may shout and the seacoasts roar, the descend on the region every Spring, the largest congregation prairie whispers. Clearly, south central Nebraska is part of the of cranes anywhere on the planet. Along with the cranes private collection of a superior artist, the images saved for the come millions of ducks, geese and shorebirds, and the region cognoscenti with the more-developed level of consciousness, becomes a birders’ paradise. those prepared to see beyond the featured lots in the catalog. $V WKH 6DQGKLOO UDQHV EHJLQ WR Á QRUWK WKH KLJKO HQGDQJHUHG . . . Amazing. There just ain’t nothin’ plane about the plains. Whooping Crane makes regular stops in the area. Even if you’re Which brings me to the cranes. not fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of a whooper, the early to mid-April timeframe is the peak of the booming season of 7KH ÀOO WKH KRUL]RQ ZLWK WKHLU ÁDSSLQJ ZLQJV WKH DLU ZLWK the Greater Prairie Chicken, one of the most entertaining bird WKH ULFK UROOLQJ FDOOV 8SRQ ÀUVW ORRN WKH DSSHDU DZNZDUG shows on Earth with dances that inspired Native Americans. even goofy as they pick about the cornrows, their round, grey DOO WR UHTXHVW DQ LQIRUPDWLRQ SDFNHW. bodies bobbing about atop black-stick legs, their heron-like necks darting toward the ground, intent upon fattening up for the journey to Canada, Alaska and as far away as Siberia. Crane Trust Nature Visitor Center Their concentration is interrupted periodically by a bouncy, 6 $OGD 5G ‡ ‡ 1HEUDVND1DWXUHRUJ ‡ 0RQ6DW DPSP wing-spreading dance. But the perception of awkwardness Experience North America’s second largest migration up close disappeared when I saw them, an hour before sunset, in V at the Nature Center! formations breaking off into strings of black pearl against a reddening sky, winter-bare trees studies in black in the Daily guided crane tours are available during the Sandhill distance, cornrows accented in snow running to the edges Cranes’ Spring Migration. Blinds along the Platte River give of my vision. Now they seemed like musical notes across a you the opportunity to see the cranes up close at sunrise and heavenly staff. sunset. Evening footbridge tours (handicap accessible) are offered on the weekends (not recommended for children under Such is our Nebraska in the spring. 12). Tours open with a short presentation. Read more of this and other travel articles by Tony Tedeschi at Located off Interstate 80 (Exit 305), it offers free public access to 240 acres of prairie, river and wooded habitats. The interpretive center houses exhibits on cranes, waterfowl, birds and mammals of the region and an art gallery highlights works of local artists. The gift shop also features an extensive array of FUDQH DQG QDWXUHUHODWHG DUWZRUN 3URJUDPV FODVVHV ÀHOG WULSV and day camps are offered throughout the year. ‹ 800-658-3178 7 Grand Island/Hall County Convention Visitors Bureau
  • 40. Stuhr Museum is Celebrating 25 gearing up for a big fall/winter season with theYears of Christmas 25th anniversary of our famous “Christmas Past and Past Present Present” event, many holiday offerings, classes, exhibits, and special events including: ●Christmas Past   Present, Dec. 1, 7, 8  9 ●Prairie Princess Party, January 19 ●Quilt Show, Feb. 2  3 ●25th Annual Wings Over Special Events for the Platte Exhibit, Opens February 15th. Children Adults Log onto All Year Long! for an events calendar. 3133 W. Highway 34, Grand Island NE (308) 385-5316 Twitter: @stuhrmuseum ,VODQG 2DVLV :DWHU 3DUN ( )RQQHU 3DUN 5G ‡ ‡ *UDQG,VODQGFRPRDVLV Island Oasis offers over six acres of refreshing family fun! Brave the wave pool, relax in the 750-foot lazy river, sail down two six-story high-speed slides or tackle four giant 150-foot slides. Children will love the zero depth areas that include spraying fountains and a wacky wet otter slide. Build sand castles, stroll across the lily pads or test your skills on the log walk before enjoying some sand volleyball. Open May-August. 6WROOH 3DUN DQG .LGV .LQJGRP : 6WROOH 3DUN 5G ‡ This 33 acre park includes a disc golf course, arboretum, historical home, a miniature rail line, horseshoes and a wading SRRO $ EDVHEDOO ÀHOG EDVNHWEDOO FRXUW WHQQLV FRXUWV DQG VRFFHU ÀHOGV DUH DOVR ORFDWHG RQ WKH SURSHUW 3LFQLF VKHOWHUV and restrooms are available. The adjacent Kids Kingdom is a community-built playground, designed by Grand Island children. Play elements include a castle, pirate ship, viking ship, slides, swings and an obstacle course. 2,400 volunteers spent 27,000 hours building the 28,000 square foot park in 2003. 3LHU 3DUN DQG 6NDWH 3DUNTake the journey to get nose to nose 6 2DN 6W ‡ with both nature and history and 7KH SLFWXUHVTXH DFUH 3LHU 3DUN LQFOXGHV EDVHEDOO ÀHOGV experience life up close! tennis courts and a lake. A paved bike trail goes through the property, and a 14,000 square foot skate park — including a launch box, wall ride, bank ramp, quarter pipes, half pipe, two pyramids and a street spine — rests on the west side of the property.
  • 41. things to see do 6WXKU 0XVHXP RI WKH 3UDLULH 3LRQHHU 7KH 7RZQVOH0XUGRFN 6LWH 3133 W Highway 34 ‡ ‡ 6WXKU0XVHXPRUJ $OGD 5G *XHQWKHU 5G‡ ‡ 9LVLW*UDQG,VODQGFRP DOO IRU KRXUV DQG DGPLVVLRQ ZKLFK YDU E VHDVRQ DQG HYHQW Just west of Grand Island, you can see the remnants of an It’s just like “when I was your age” come to life. actual wagon trail. The 2.4 acre site has never been plowed, Prasied as “The best living history museum of the west” (True and you’ll see some of the only remaining ruts or swales on the West) and “one of the top ten places to re-live America’s past” Mormon Trail. (Good Housekeeping), Stuhr Museum tells the story of how Upon leaving the Wood River Crossing, wagon trains were HDUO SLRQHHUV VHWWOHG DQG EXLOW WKH ÀUVW FRPPXQLWLHV RQ WKH funneled onto a narrow ridge, creating the wide and shallow plains. swale which remains today. The name of the site comes from Poofy dresses and overalls? You bet! In period costume, WKH ÀUVW RZQHUV RI WKH ODQG ,W·V ORFDWHG DW WKH LQWHUVHFWLRQ RI residents of Railroad Town bring 1890s history to life. Watch Alda Road and Guenther Road, in between US Highway 30 and the blacksmith shape horseshoes, catch the scent of freshly Exit 305 along Interstate 80. cut wood from the planing mill or see hats being fashioned at the millinery for the next gala. Play an old-fashioned game in Train Hotspot 3ODWWH 5LYHU 9DOOH ‡ ‡9LVLW*UDQG,VODQGFRP the street. Tour historical homes including the cottage where Henry Fonda was born. %RHLQJ ÁLHV RYHU RQ D WUDLQ ,I WKDW GRHVQ·W PDNH DQ VHQVH WR you, come see it for yourself in Grand Island! The BNSF rails Grind your own corn just down the road from Railroad Town WKURXJK *UDQG ,VODQG LQFOXGH D ÁRYHU RYHU WKH 8QLRQ 3DFLÀF in a turn of the century farm. Get hitched to your honey in a tracks, which is scheduled to be widened to two tracks by 2014. charming rural church. Log cabins and a Pawnee Earth Lodge The Boeing train, running from Topeka, KS, to Seattle, WA, provide hands-on experiences of life on the prairie. hauls fuselages for Boeing aircrafts through town weekly. Architect Edward Durell-Stone designed the Stuhr Building 8QLRQ 3DFLÀF FXWV WKURXJK WKH KHDUW RI WKH FLW $OO RI WKH which features period exhibits and art shows. Other museum newest locomotives can be seen here, and some old ones as collections include Native American and old west artifacts well including Centennial 6936, the three E 9s and Challenger in the Fonner Rotunda and a collection of Antique farm 3985. An average of 160 trains roll through town every day. Call machinery and automobiles. WR UHTXHVW PRUH LQIRUPDWLRQChristmas Past Present at Stuhr Museum, photo Nebraska Tourism ‹ 800-658-3178 9 Grand Island/Hall County Convention Visitors Bureau