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Address: 1020 V Rd., Kearney, NE 68847
Phone Number: 800-228-4307 Ext. 926
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset, Birdwatching
Description: Great place for watching sunrises and sunsets.

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Got Cranes?

Not here! But great trail to go out to the river and the very long, and crowded, bridge. Lots of birders, just no birds (cranes) both nights we were there...they seem to be down... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
Mark107
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Longmont, Colorado
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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Tried this spot for a sunrise one morning and a sunset and sunrise the following week. Certainly more sandhill cranes the 2nd week, but the snow geese are also beautiful. There was almost a party atmosphere for the sunset, the crowd was large and noisy. We stayed after most of the crowd left and the sun had set. We were... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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90 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Not here! But great trail to go out to the river and the very long, and crowded, bridge. Lots of birders, just no birds (cranes) both nights we were there...they seem to be down more in the area of the Audubon Sanctuary. Great sunset views though and very good place to hear the cranes - just saw very few here... More 

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North Platte, Nebraska
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259 reviews 259 reviews
65 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Did not even know this was there even though I stop in Kearney all of the time. It is a beautifully landscaped paved trail that is next to the Archway monument.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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76 reviews 76 reviews
31 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Free access off of Kilgore Road to an old railroad bridge over the Platt River. The Sandhill Cranes use areas near the bridge for a nightly roost during their March migration to northern nesting areas. We watched about 5000 Cranes land within a mile of us!

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Ravenna, Nebraska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The Hike/Bike Trail in this location is at Fort Kearny Recreation Area. I noticed some reviewers are talking about the paved trail that runs through Kearney. Both are nice trails, but be aware that this trail is only 1.5 miles long and starts at the recreation area. It does cross an old railroad bridge and is a very nice trail... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We went here on the advice of one of the visitor centers and were warned that it could get pretty crowded, but it seemed like there was so much activity (bored and restless kids stomping and whistling and occasionally shrieking, lots of adults chatting) that the birds veered away and flew on either side of the river. That may be... More 

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Woodstock, IL
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76 reviews 76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Since most of the land along the Platte River is privately owned, there are few opportunities to view sandhill cranes on their migration which take you to the river. The Hike-bike Bridge is one of the few. It's a short walk to the Bridge from the parking lot. The river is beautiful here, but your crane views are mainly limited... More 

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

A very nice walk out across the Platte River and beyond over an old RR bed. Not much to see past the river.

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Nebraska
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

It was all cement for 1.5 miles (est.) along a river's edge, out to a lake. Walking at 8:00 a.m. I saw two deer.

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Colorado USA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Nice view of cranes on Platte. Enjoyed the hike and the $5 entrance fee was resonable.

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