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Kearney, Where the Heartland Gathers (Sponsored)

Every year Kearney, Nebraska, is home to more than 1,350 events. Everything from large conferences to state and regional sporting events, as well as several smaller professional and educational meetings, come to town every year.


The reason is simple. In Kearney, you’ll find a combination of facilities, service, and small-town comfort that just isn’t available anywhere else in the Midwest.


Kearney’s meeting and event facilities are the best between Omaha and Denver. That’s not hyperbole. It’s a simple fact. Featuring over 300,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and adding another 75,000 square feet at a brand-new Crown Plaza opening in January 2022. All this space allows us to host large conferences and events that have a hard time finding an appropriate and convenient space even in communities 10x our size. Flexible meeting space also means that we can accommodate several smaller events at once without breaking a sweat.

Younes Conference Center South Ballroom

It’s not just the actual event space, though. Conveniently located on I-80 and with air service from Denver and Chicago, Kearney is easy to get to for anyone in the Midwest or Front Range area. Attendees will enjoy 5 restaurants, a full-service spa, 3 shopping locations, a medical facility, and 911 guest rooms, all on the Younes Campus. All that, plus the ease of getting around and ample parking access, makes hosting a meeting or an event of any size at the Younes Campus straightforward for both planners and attendees alike.


The facilities may be the best in hundreds of miles, but that’s not what makes Kearney the premier host community in the Heartland. It’s the people. Throughout our hospitality community, you’ll find an amazing staff, dedicated professionals, and wonderful volunteers who’ve been helping ensure that each and every event that happens in Kearney is a success.

Hospitality is important in Kearney

When you combine event venues, hotels, people, and the ease of a small city, it’s easy to see what makes Kearney the best event location around. So, when you’re planning your next event, consider coming to Kearney, where the Heartland gathers.

The Archway in Kearney

If you’re interested in learning more about how Kearney can help make your next event a success, contact Sarah Focke at, call 308-237-3170, or visit

Ashley Ricks

Ashley Ricks is the circulation and marketing manager for The Group Travel Leader Inc.