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“interesting stop” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Crane Meadows Nature Center

Crane Meadows Nature Center
9325 S Alda Road, I-80 Exit #305, Grand Island, NE 68883
308-382-1820
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Ranked #4 of 15 attractions in Grand Island
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Birdwatching
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Evanson, Wyoming, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“interesting stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

wildlife is terrific. information is wonderful. people are nice and friendly. I treasure my pictures of the beautiful sunset

Visited April 2013
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Underwood, Iowa
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Morning Solitude”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

After a night of tent camping nearby we started the day out as the first visitors on this lovely Friday morning. The variety of flora and fauna is wonderful and the view from the observation tower is just a five-minute walk from the visitor's center. This is truly a stop worthy of your time. The buffalo are in their summer pasture so you have to head out onto the five miles of hiking trails. Bring your water bottle and bring your camera!

Visited June 2013
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Papillion, Nebraska
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Nice place to stop even when the cranes aren't here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick visit and walk along thbe trails. Saw lot of birds, and a deer running across the river. The Lady at the front desk was very friendly, made you feel like you were part of the family. Trails were nice and scenic. Wish we had more time. Next time I'll. Stop in when the cranes are here.

Visited June 2013
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“Quite an experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

I did the morning blind tour here the end of March to see the cranes. My biggest frustration was that I couldn't find the place in the dark. There is no lighted sign.I drove past it twice and finally stopped for directions. Ifelt like a fool when I saw it was literally 5 min off the interstate. So when you exit the interstate turn left and go over the viaduct....it's just to the left.
They have you start off in the center for a brief overview about the cranes and some instructions.
Then you have to drive maybe 2 miles down the road to an area on private land where you park and walk maybe 200 yards to the blind.
Keep in mind that the blinds are unheated and you spend about 2 hours in them so dress accordingly. The morning I was there it was 20 degrees.
Seeing that many birds is amazing and I was lucky enough to see a Whooping Crane (only 300 in the wild) and some bald eagles.I had a 300 zoom camera and it wasn't strong enough to see them in close detail. Bring some binoculars
It's $25 for the tour.

Visited March 2013
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Hastings, Nebraska
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“Not to be missed! Come in March”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

The annual migration of the sandhill cranes is phenomenal, and this is the place to start your visit. After you learn about these amazing birds, head down to the Alba bridge just before sunset.

Visited March 2012
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