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The Heartland Gathers in Kearney

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Kearney, Nebraska is so much more than a convenient place to meet; it’s the place that will meet all of your needs! Where versatile, cutting-edge meeting facilities blend with small-town hospitality you can’t find anywhere else, there’s no better gathering place in the Heartland.


With the recent completion of the Crowne Plaza hotel and Younes Conference Center North, meeting in Kearney has reached new levels of convenience, quality, and service. Crowne Plaza includes 172 sleeping rooms and offers guests access to an indoor water park, restaurants, and shopping. The new Younes Conference Center North adds 75,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space to the Younes Campus, which is already known for its top-notch meeting spaces and unmatched event and catering staff.

The lobby of the new Crowne Plaza hotel in Kearney


Located right off I-80, the Younes Campus features three meeting spaces: Holiday Inn Conference Center, Younes Conference Center South, and newly-opened Younes Conference Center North. But when it comes to value, Kearney’s convenient location in Central Nebraska is only the beginning!

With multiple limited-stay properties, restaurants/bars, shopping, and a spa all within walking distance from the event venues, attendees will get more than a regional or state meeting; they’ll get an unforgettable experience, no matter the size or scope of your event.

With a total of 150,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and over 900 of Kearney’s 1900 hotel rooms, complimentary parking, electric charging stations, and easy-to-access lodging and amenities, you can’t find a better place to meet.

Kearney has many of the same offerings as a big city, but with the small-town hospitality that the Heartland is known for. The staff at the Younes Campus are some of the most dedicated in the industry and are committed to providing the highest level of service to all events. Behind every conference, special event, or trade show, there’s a team of staff with decades of experience working to ensure that each event is a success.


Find entertainment nearby, including the Big Apple Fun Center and Sports Bar, and access to Kearney’s beloved Hike/Bike and Trail, all just minutes from the Younes Campus.

Cunningham’s on the Lake

When it comes to off-site venues and activities, Kearney has many unique offerings, including the Archway. This impressive, multi-level museum spans I-80 and provides one-of-a-kind spaces for entertaining or educational events. Kearney also has venues like the Viaero Center, historic World Theatre, and Merryman Performing Arts Center, which are all wonderful options for large shows and events.

The Archway

Want to gather in the great outdoors? Kearney has a variety of golf courses, including Awarii Dunes, a championship Links course. Ready for an adventure? Try kayaking down the Kearney Water Trail, a 2-mile float perfect for all skill levels.

With top-notch facilities, experienced professionals, convenience, and ease for attendees, Kearney has everything you need to make your next event a success — that’s why Kearney is where the Heartland gathers!

Ready to book your next event? Kearney is here to help! Contact Sarah Focke at, 308-237-3170, or