Plan Your Visit



100 E Washington St, Kearney Missouri, 64060
One of the best places in the Northland to raise a family, Kearney has a lot to offer visitors interested in history. This is Jesse James country, so it's the perfect place for history buffs. Tour the Jesse James Museum & Birthplace, which houses the world's largest collection of James family artifacts. Explore the nearby cemetery where James is buried. For live entertainment, take in a concert at Kearney Amphitheater, or attend annual events like the Jesse James Festival and Jesse James Outlaw Airshow.

Quick facts about Kearney, MO:
  • Kearney was built in 1869 when the railroad came to the area. At one time there were roughly sixty trains going through Kearney each day.
  • Kearney was once renowned for its cattle (Black Angus and Hereford) and sold more cattle per square mile of population than anywhere else in the US.
  • Visit the birthplace of outlaw Jesse James in Kearney.
  • Kearney likes to celebrate its most infamous son with the Jesse James Festival.

Play, Stay, and Eat in Kearney

Need ideas of things to do while visiting Kearney? You're in the right place! Kearney welcomes you to stay at our area hotels or Bed and Breakfasts. Play at the Jesse James home and museum or at the Historic MT. Gilead and Watkins Mill. And eat at any of our fantastic diners, winery's, and wonderful bakery's!

Learn More

Events in Kearney

Kearney is bustling with fun! Join us at the Kearney Amphitheater for a concert this summer. Come to the Fun Farm during the fall for a fair and Corn Maze! Find out what is happening weekly in Kearney by clicking below.

Learn More

Itineraries in Kearney

Visiting Kearney and don't know what to do first? We've got you covered! Follow one of our pre-made itineraries around the area. Visit some of our favorite and most popular destinations with just a few clicks!

Learn More
Back to
Tickets & Deals