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Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center – Kearney

Hotel Front Desk: 308.237.5971

110 Second Avenue, Kearney, NE 68847

If you’re looking for a hotel in Kearney, Nebraska that’s practical, modern and affordable… end your search with the Holiday Inn® Kearney hotel. Located off I-80 and within a minute’s walk of the Younes Conference Center, we are the smart choice hotel in the area.

The full-service Kearney Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center offers outstanding amenities, making your stay with us both memorable and fun.      The Y Boutique & Gift Shop offers a unique shopping experience featuring the latest in women’s styles, purses and jewelry.  Your family will get a kick out of The Captain’s Lagoon, the only indoor water recreation center in the area. With 30-ft slides, a kids’ fun pool and more, the Lagoon’s a huge hit with our hotel’s guests.

Have convention, conference, wedding or meeting space needs?  No problem!  With over 25,000 square feet of meeting space and a full-service catering staff, no meeting is too big or too small for us to handle.  We further cater to the needs of our corporate travelers by offering an on-site business center and complimentary high speed WI-FI throughout the hotel.

Kearney, Nebraska is home to the University of Nebraska-Kearney, Good Samaritan Hospital, Kearney Regional Medical Center, Museum of Nebraska Art, Cabela’s, The Archway Monument and plenty of other attractions that will make exploring our city both exciting and memorable.  Our Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center is no more than a 10-minute drive to any of these great attractions.  

With other amenities like free shuttle service within 10 miles, an on-site fitness center with weights and cardio equipment (also, just minutes from the Kearney Hike & Bike Trail) and a video game room for kids, it’s easy to see we’re one of the best hotels in Kearney, Nebraska.

From your grand entrance to the last song, our wedding planners will guide you through each and every detail, helping to ensure your reception is a magical night filled with special moments. Every member of the Younes Hospitality team will take care of the details so you can relax and enjoy your special day with family and friends, creating memories to start your lifetime together.

The ballroom you select will be set with everything from tables and linens to the dance floor and bar for your celebration. Our staff will set a beautiful cake table, gift table and guest book table. You choose the table cloth and napkin color and add your personal touches with centerpieces and backdrops to make your reception one of a kind. And after the final note of the last song has faded, our banquet staff will take care of the clean up. All you do is arrive and celebrate!

To schedule a tour of our ballrooms and check availability, call:

Holiday Inn at 308-234-2212. Younes Conference Center at 308-234-7300.

The Holiday Inn’s unique water center provides fun for your entire family. The center features two 30 ft. high water slides. . . A 200 ft long open slide and a 100 ft long enclosed tube slide, as well as an interactive submarine and octopus with two children’s slides and fountains in the kids area.

The center also offers:

  • Large whirlpool spa
  • Dressing Rooms
  • Complimentary towels
  • Seating area
  • Vending Machines
  • Complete Fitness Center
  • Video Arcade Room

For everyone’s safety and enjoyment, no food or beverage items are allowed in the water center and certain restrictions and rules apply for use of the facility. The center is required to close in the event of severe weather. Hotel wristbands, provided at check-in, and hotel room key are required for entry to insure that the area is exclusively for our hotel guests’ enjoyment.
The water center and recreation facilities are open daily with hours that vary by season.

Whether it’s a casual dinner for 10, a small meeting for 5 or a three day meeting for 500 persons with banquet meal functions, the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center can accommodate your group in extraordinary fashion.

Meeting Space includes:

  • Two large ballrooms, each capable of seating up to 800 theatre style.
  • As many as eight additional breakout rooms for 10—100 persons each.
  • Complete on-site catering for meals, break service and cocktails.
  • Free broadband internet service throughout the meeting facilities.
  • Complete in-house audio/visual department.

We have the flexible meeting spaces and full service hotel features that make us the perfect place for your group. Family reunions, conventions, receptions, trade shows or special events. . . . We are well known for excellence in convention services and our banquet food service. We are ready to accommodate your event with our distinctive style of hospitality with the areas most experienced staff. Relax and let us take care of the details – call one of our planning professionals at 308.234.2212.

Click here for Meeting Capacity Chart


Yanney Park
Great Platte Archway
Children’s Museum
MONA Art Museum
Firefighter Museum

Angus Burgers & ShakesAngus Burgers and Shakes is Kearney’s newest burger specialty restaurant.  Travis & Sara Evans of Sozo Restaurant, serve as the executive chefs and managing partners of Angus Burgers & Shakes.  Providing exemplary service in conjunction with the highest quality products to create a unique and memorable hospitality experience is the goal of the Evans’.  In accordance with their desire to focus on local produce, Angus Burgers & Shakes will proudly serve beef from Nebraska Star Beef in Holdrege.  A full bar will feature cocktails and both Nebraska and regional beers.

The restaurant seats up to 90 in the dining room, 36 in the bar and 12 seats outside.  It is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. MondayThursday and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. FridaySaturday.  The bar will be open late every night of the week.

Phone Number: (308) 455-6218


CoppermillCoppermill Steakhouse is Kearney’s newest steakhouse and lounge. Coppermill will serve premium, choice, prime and dry-aged steaks.  Additionally, they will feature fresh sea food flown in two-to-three times a week and a raw oyster bar.

The two owners, Adam and Tyler, are coming to Kearney to express their true passions: Fine food from local producers, combined with an array of local and imported beverages, presented by great people to produce awesome experiences for all guests and employees.

The steakhouse seats 180 people and features a small lounge and bar. The bar will serve high end whiskey, bourbon and scotch as well as mixed drinks and wines.

The restaurant is open seven days a week from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. On Sundays, the restaurant opens at 10 a.m. for brunch and closes around 2 p.m.

Phone Number: (308) 455-4580


The Buy Nebraska Store (A non-profit gift shop by the GROW Nebraska Foundation) moved to the Younes Campus Fall 2018. The gift shop features thousands of unique products from over 200 Nebraskans! From food, to home décor, to bath & body and apparel, we have what you are looking for! The Buy Nebraska Store is open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday from 9:00 a.m – 6:00 p.m. The store will be open on Sunday’s by appointment only. Hours are subject to change during holiday hours. We are open 24/7 online at buynebraska.com. The GROW Nebraska Foundation was founded in 1998 by our current CEO, Janell Anderson Ehrke. Today, GROW Nebraska® Foundation serves over 400 Nebraska businesses. The program provides training to over 850 businesses yearly. GROW Nebraska® also annually hosts the premier Midwest Marketing gathering conference, MarkeTech at the Younes Conference Center across the street.

Phone Number: 308-338-3520