Winter: No reason to stay inside

Nebraska winters are cold, snowy and beautiful. Whether it's glistening frost clinging to the cottonwoods or a fresh foot of snow quietly insulating the prairie, winter is no reason to stay away from Grand Island.

Festive Christmas events are abundant in the early months of this season.

Hunting for deer or pheasant out on the prairie is another popular pastime. Snowshoeing or cross country skiing are options at places like Hall County Park and the Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center. Birdwatching is a must in the winter. Cardinals are brilliant against snowy backdrops and the Sandhill Cranes begin arriving on their spring migration in February.

Come and watch the Nebraska Danger indoor football team when their season starts in February. Truly adventurous and hardy winter souls won’t miss the Polar Bear Tank Race down the Loup River along the Loup Rivers Scenic Byway.

Average Winter High: 32° Fahrenheit
Average Winter Low: 12° Fahrenheit