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amazing exxperience

thousands upon thousands of sandhill cranes stop over to rest and eat during their yearly... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2018
Beautiful Platte River

This is a beautiful river. It gives you great history in terms of the Lincoln Trail. Some times you... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2018
Caleb J
Fayetteville, Georgia
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The perfect place for viewing sandhill cranes on their spring migration.
Grand Island, NE
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

thousands upon thousands of sandhill cranes stop over to rest and eat during their yearly migration. very eerie with mating dances, constant noises, and possibly spot rare cranes[whooping[

Thank johnjanfisher
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful river. It gives you great history in terms of the Lincoln Trail. Some times you can see animals around the river. I also love seeing this river while driving on I-80.

Thank Caleb J
Reviewed April 11, 2018

At first glance on a map, the river seems pretty ordinary, but for eons, 80% of the worlds cranes have been stopping here every spring. An amesome sight!

Thank ancientmoods
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Over 500,000 Sandhill Cranes can be sited in the area between Grand Island and Kearney, NE on the Platte River. It is known to be the 2nd greatest migration in North America. The Cranes start coming toward the end of February and are here until...More

Thank bzap308
Reviewed March 31, 2018

There are so many different wildlife experiences to be had on the Platte River near Grand Island. There are also many great places to stay. I highly recommend going here.

Thank sanders369
Reviewed March 25, 2018

Watching the cranes makes this a very fun place to visit. You can watch them come in and land in big groups.

Thank Ken Q
Reviewed March 23, 2018

We came to see the sandhill cranes and had a fabulous time in the area. People are quite friendly and helpful. We took some guided blind tours but also drove around some of the rural roads to observe the cranes eating and socializing in the...More

Thank VivaMexicoLiz
Reviewed March 15, 2018

You can hear their calls and it's AMAZING! Watching them fly into the Platte at night to roost is breathtaking!

Thank suenamee
Reviewed March 10, 2018

While visiting Grand Island, NE we explored the area after our Crane Trust wildlife viewing tours. While there we continued to see thousands of geese, ducks and cranes surrounding the Platte River. During our bird viewing tours the guide explained how humans use their wildlife...More

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Reviewed March 7, 2018

We saw at dusk the cranes circling up and down before they landed on the mud flats in the river. Dusk and sunrise is the best time for viewing.

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