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.