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Address: Grand Island, NE
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The perfect place for viewing sandhill cranes on their spring migration.

The perfect place for viewing sandhill cranes on their spring migration.

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Major Attraction of Nebraska

This is one of the more important ecological systems in the US. It is a major producer of all types of waterfowl beyond the sand hill crane. It extends for a couple hundred... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 October 2016
Clyde K
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This is one of the more important ecological systems in the US. It is a major producer of all types of waterfowl beyond the sand hill crane. It extends for a couple hundred miles across Nebraska. It helps producs corn, maise, beans, etc. I drove from Grand Island to North Platte and was continually amazed at the diversity of things... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Good to get out and have a good time at the river. Alot of history there. Like to go jeeping once in awhile and swim and walk for the day. Well worth it

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Sioux City, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

This river has pretty much remained the way it has always been unlike many other rivers. It's shallow, slow moving and has many channels in places. We missed the crane migration but everyone says it's amazing to see.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Go in March to see the sandhill crane migration. It's extraordinary and one of Earth's great nature experiences.

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Pudsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

My wife took me out to Platte river to show me where she grow up near and that she knew that I would enjoy Lots of wildlife in area so cool just walking along banks of platte

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Cushing, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

We had always wanted to do this,,,but we didn't realize you needed to reserve a spot to see the cranes two months in advance...or keep hoping for cancelations... but we drove around the countryside and saw thousands of them eating in the fields...that evening we went to the Park and out onto the hiking bridge...the cranes flew right over us...and... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Stop by the crane trust for some good information on where and when to see the cranes. Free maps provided. Take the time to get to a public viewing bridge early to wait for the cranes to return to the river. Definitely worth your time to see this natural event. Friendly person next to me offered views in his spotting... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

This is our second trip to the Platte River during the March Sandhill Crane migration. The early morning exodus or evening return of the cranes gave me chills. There is excellent viewing near Rowe Sanctuary and the Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center. Both facilities offer blind tours for real close-up viewing.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

My wife and I made a day-long trek to see the migrating sandhill cranes along the Platte River and surrounding fields. The Platte is shallow in spots and allows for cranes to stand in the water and be seen easily by visitors. The river is mostly murky this time of year, but if birding is an activity you enjoy then... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

We drove the back gravel roads of the area. The roads are well maintained for gravel. The cranes and fun to watch and we parked along the road many times to observe the flocks.

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