Grand Island, NE

Grand Island, NE

In the mid-1800’s a plan came to light to develop a city along the Platte River Road, in hopes that its’ central location would be ideal for the relocation of the nation’s capitol from Washington D.C.

In 1857, the banking house of Chubb Brothers & Barrows from Davenport Iowa financed an expedition of 35 German immigrants, with instructions to choose their settlement’s location within an area named by French fur traders as “La Grande Isle”, an island in the Platte River.

By Sept 1857, log houses had been constructed from ash, elm and cottonwood timber. Their dream, of course, never became reality, but our German heritage remains strong.


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SPONSORED LODGING IN GRAND ISLAND, NE (HIGHWAYS 281, 2, 30 & I-80)


number-1  Comfort Inn

3535 W. State Street
Grand Island, NE 68803
308‐381‐7788

HOT LINK: 
www.choicehotels.com

Comfot Inn | Grand Island, NE
   

number-2  Island Inn Motel

2311 So. Locust Street
Grand Island, NE 68801
800‐646‐6869
308‐382‐1815

HOT LINK: 
www.islandinngi.com

Island Inn Motel | Grand Island, NE

   

number-3  Rodeway Inn Motel

3205 S. Locust Street
Grand Island, NE 68801
800‐766-1706
308‐384‐1333

HOT LINK: 
www.rodewayinn.com

Rodeway Inn | Grand Island, NE
   

number-5  Days Inn

2620 N. Diers Ave.
Grand Island, NE 68803
308-384-8624

HOT LINK: 
www.daysinn.com

Days Inn | Grand Island, NE

 

 

number-7  Grand Island K.O.A. & Cabins

904 South ‘B’ Rd
Doniphan, NE 68832
800‐562‐0850
402‐886‐2249
(I‐80 Exit 318)

HOT LINK: 
www.koa.com

KOA Campgrounds | Grand Island, NE

 

 

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