Grand Island: Culture

Townsley-Murdock Immigrant Trail Site

Townsley-Murdock Immigrant Trail Site
Approximately 1.5 miles south of Alda 40°50′42″N 98°28′27″W, Grand Island, NE 68801

Andrew M. Hargis House

1109 West Second Street, Grand Island NE

Built in 1898, the Andrew M. Hargis House is a fine example of the Queen Anne style and also incorporates Neo-Classical Revival detailing in its design.

Cornhusker Wildlife Area

4 miles west of U.S. Highway 281 and Old Potash Highway, 1/2 mile south on country road., Grand Island NE

Heinrich Gies House

, Grand Island NE

The Gies House had several stages of construction from 1963 to 1877.

Hotel Yancey

123 North Locust Street, Grand Island NE

Named for its proprietor, William L. Yancey, the hotel was begun in April 1917.

La Grande Isle Historical Marker

Stolley Park, Grand Island NE

Lee Huff Apartment Complex

213-215-1/2 South Walnut Street, 324 West Koenig, and 316-318-1/2 West Koenig, Grand Island NE

The Lee Huff apartment Complex is an excellent example of a multiple-dwelling complex that incorporates both an apartment building and two flats.


, Grand Island NE

In 1870 German settlers met to organize a German singing society or "Liederkranz" to provide musical and social entertainment and to cultivate the members' musical talents.

Mid-Nebraska Speedway

608 E. Bismark Rd, Grand Island NE

Speedway Racing.

Moonlight Ridge Vineyard

8150 N. US Hwy 281, Grand Island NE

Vineyard featuring a tasting room.

Mormon Island State Recreation Area

Interchange I-80 Exit 312, Grand Island NE

Pioneer Park Historical Marker

US 30 , Grand Island NE

Prairie Winds Art Center

112 W. 3rd St, Grand Island NE

Art Center

Roeser-Gartner House

721 West Koenig Street, Grand Island NE

Also known as the Oscar Roeser House, it was built in 1908 by Henry H. Falldorf following the plans of architect Thomas Rogers Kimball.

Sandhill Cranes Historical Marker

U.S. 34/U.S. 281 and Platte River Road, in between Grand Island and Doniphan, Grand Island NE

The O.K. Store Historical Marker

Fonner Park, Grand Island NE

The Old Fort Kearny (Nebraska City) Road Historical Marker

U.S. 34/U.S. 281 west of Doniphan, Grand Island NE

Townsley-Murdock Immigrant Trail Site

Approximately 1.5 miles south of Alda 40°50′42″N 98°28′27″W, Grand Island NE

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this site is adjacent to the Wood River Crossing area where Mormon Trail travelers funneled onto a narrow ridge which separated the Wood River and the wetlands of the Platte River. This created the wide, shallow swale that is still visible today.

William Stolley Homestead and Site of Fort Independence

, Grand Island NE

William Stolley was one of a small band of German immigrants who came to the central Platte Valley of Nebraska Territory in 1857.