Transcript of "Nov 2012-April 2013 Visitors Guide"
Guide to activities, November 2012 shopping, lodging &services in Grand Island, — April 2013Doniphan, Cairo, Alda & Wood River.
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! www.heartlandeventscenter.com | www.fonnerpark.com 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 • www.fonnerpark.com
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Hwy 281 13th Street • Grand Island • 308-382-4210 • www.shopconestogamall.com 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
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• 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 • www.islandinngi.com • 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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org • 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 www.daysinn.com High Speed Internet Grand Island, NE • Convention Meeting Space for 300+ 2620 North Diers Avenue • Grand Island, NE 68803 www.holidayinn.com/midtown 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 www.younes.com • Free Fitness Center 1-855-4-YOUNES • Meeting Space for up to 100 805 Allen Drive | Grand Island, NE 68803 | 308-381-8980 | email@example.com
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 • justdessertsgi.com 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, www.downtowngi.com 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 www.masterstylistsgi.com 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