Grand Island (Nebraska)
Sourced from Wikivoyage. Text is available under the CC-by-SA 3.0 license.Grand Island is a city in South Central Nebraska.
By carInterstate 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.
Central Nebraska Regional AirportServed by American Eagle twice daily to Dallas/Fort Worth and Allegiant Air to Las Vegas and Phoenix/Mesa
By busArrow/Trailways Lines (800-992-4618)
Eppley Express 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.
By Handi BusPublic shuttle service for the Greater Grand Island Area (308-385-5324)
By taxiAction Cab & Courier (308-381-1010)
Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneerphone: +1 308 385-5316address: 3133 W US Hwy 34A 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.
Townsley-Murdock Trail Sitephone: +1 308-382-4400address: Platte River ValleyListed 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 1860s as it was located just one mile south of the tracks.
Art in the Parkaddress: Stolley ParkA juried summer art festival operating since 1982.
address: Heartland Events Center 700 East Stolley Park Rd.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.
Godfathers Pizzaphone: +1 308-384-9090address: 1916 S. LocustDine-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. Customers say they have the best pizza!
phone: +1 308-382-5133address: 2010 W 2nd StFazoli's serves America premium quality Italian food, fast, fresh & friendly.
Sonic Drive Inaddress: 805 Diers and 2117 S LocustTwo locations serving burgers, fries, coneys, and the best soft drink and ice tea in town
address: 3335 West Wood River Rd.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.
phone: +1 308-398-2500address: 120 E. 3rd St.
address: 504 North Diers Ave
phone: +1 308-210-9541address: 2620 North Diers Ave
Comfort Innphone: +1 308-381-7788address: 3535 West State St
phone: +1 308 384-6666address: 7301 Bosselman Ave.
phone: +1 308-384-1330address: 2503 South Locust StFull service Holiday Inn with 13,800 square feet of meeting room space.
phone: +1 308-382-1815address: 2311 South LocustIndependent AAA approved comfortable, clean, well-maintained inn.
phone: +1 308-384-1333address: 3205 S Locust St
Grand Island Tourist Information Cabooseaddress: I-80 exit 312at Bosselman travel center
Grand Island Hall County Convention & Visitors Bureauphone: +1 308-382-4400address: 2424 S Locust St, Ste C
- Omaha- 80 East. About 3 hours away.
- North Platte- 80 West. About 1½ hours away.
- Hastings- 34 West. About 35 minutes away.
- Aberdeen SD- 281 North. About 6 hours away.