Stay minutes from the historic city center at our hotel in Kearney off I-80

Offering a prime location just off I-80, the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Kearney, NE makes the perfect stopover on an interstate drive. Kearney has been a travel hub since pioneer days, a fascinating legacy traced in several unique museums including The Archway, which is housed in a structure inspired by a covered bridge. Catch a concert at the Viaero Center, less than a mile from our hotel, or browse independent shops in Kearney’s historic downtown, which takes its nickname, The Bricks, from its picturesque streets. If you’re here to tour the University of Nebraska at Kearney, you can drive there in as little as five minutes. We’re also well placed for spring’s famous sandhill crane migration, when more than 600,000 birds congregate along the Platte River from March to mid-April. Need some fresh air between local business meetings? Stretch your legs on the hiking trail just outside the hotel’s entrance.

After a day of travel, relax in our lobby with a cup of hot coffee or tea and a free cookie while connecting with family and friends via free Wi-Fi. If you left your laptop at home, feel free to use our business center. Clear your head with a dip in our indoor pool and a relaxing soak in the hot tub, or get energized with a workout in our fitness center. In the morning, take advantage of our free, hot breakfast.

Recharge in welcoming rooms and suites with microwaves and free Wi-Fi

Whether you’re taking a respite from the road or on a Midwest vacation with your family, you’re sure to enjoy a restful stay thanks to our comfortable beds and flat-screen TVs. Free Wi-Fi makes it easy to plan the day’s activities or catch up on email, and a fridge and microwave in every room help you save money on drinks and snacks.

2 Queen Beds

  • 2 queen
  • 4 adults
Perfect for family stays, our standard room with two queen beds includes a fridge and microwave for easy snacking.

King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 2 adults
Get down to business at the desk using free Wi-Fi in our standard king-bed room, and then unwind with a cold drink.

1 Bedroom Suite-Queen Bed

  • 1 queen
  • 3 adults, 1 child
After seeing a show at the Viaero Center, you can lounge on the sleeper sofa in this suite’s living room.

1 Bedroom Suite-King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 2 adults
Sip freshly brewed coffee and peruse a free weekday newspaper in the living room of this one-bedroom suite.

Whirlpool Suite-King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 2 adults
For an extra-special getaway, reserve this suite with a whirlpool for two and a fridge for chilling champagne.
Host a team meeting, a reception, or an intimate social event in the breakfast room at the Country Inn & Suites. The hotel’s charming dining area can be reserved any time after breakfast and arranged to your specifications. Our professional team can help you arrange every detail—from setup to off-site catering recommendations—to ensure you have a flawless gathering. If you’re planning a wedding reception, be sure to ask about available discounts.


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Located in the heart of the country, our vibrant city was once a pioneer hub and a stop on the Pony Express. You can discover the area’s fascinating heritage at several museums and historic sites, including The Archway and Fort Kearny State Historical Park, and then explore the local trail network spanning more than 20 miles. Less than two miles from the hotel, “The Bricks” is Kearney’s historic downtown, full of specialty shops, lively brewpubs, and laid-back cafés. Don’t miss these attractions during your stay:


3.5 mi / 5.64 km from the hotel
For outdoor and sports gear, head to Cabela’s in Kearney. Going fishing? You can pick up some bait, and then treat yourself to some delicious fudge at the General Store.

Fort Kearny State Historical Park

4.6 mi / 7.41 km from the hotel
Built in 1848, this outpost provided protection for Pony Express riders, westbound pioneers, and gold prospectors. You can explore the rebuilt stockade and other structures like a reconstructed blacksmith’s shop.

Fort Kearny State Recreation Area

4.86 mi / 7.83 km from the hotel
Take your fishing pole and a picnic basket, hike along an old channel of the Platte River, or go for a swim in a sparkling lake at this 186-acre park. During spring, look out for the area’s huge concentration of migrating sandhill cranes.

Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary

10.41 mi / 16.75 km from the hotel
Learn about the amazing annual migration of sandhill cranes and other waterfowl while you take in lovely views of the Platte River at Rowe Sanctuary, which covers more than 2,400 acres.

Kearney Area Children’s Museum

3.96 mi / 6.37 km from the hotel
Your children’s imaginations can run wild at Kearney Area children’s Museum, where hands-on exhibits inspire youngsters to create, explore, build, and play.

Museum of Nebraska Art

1.78 mi / 2.86 km from the hotel
The Museum of Nebraska Art displays the history and culture of Nebraska through its 5,000-piece art collection. You can experience the Cornhusker State through the eyes of artists like John James Audubon, Robert Henri, and Jun Kaneko.
105 Talmadge Street, Kearney, Nebraska 68847, United States

Located just off I-80, the Country Inn & Suites provides the ideal interstate stopover. Our hotel is near the Platte River and less than two miles from downtown Kearney, making it the ideal choice for both business and leisure guests. Several family restaurants are within easy walking distance, and if you’re flying in from Denver or Chicago, the drive from Kearney Regional Airport typically takes 15 minutes or less.