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Beautiful River

A beautiful unique river. Never the same depending on the time of year. Lots of public access... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
Tom F
Perrysburg, Ohio
Platte River

This is a beautiful river. It is full most of the time. Come and see the cranes. People come from... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Grand Island, Nebraska
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“sandhill cranes”(12 reviews)
“crane trust”(6 reviews)
The perfect place for viewing sandhill cranes on their spring migration.
Grand Island, NE
+1 308-382-1820
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 3, 2009

Every spring almost 500,000 sandhill cranes come to the 50 mile stretch of the Platte River between Grand Island and Kearney, NE. The stay for a few week to rest, eat, and socialize (make pair bonds) as they prepare for their flight north to Canada,...More

6  Thank gibby2
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Reviewed March 2, 2012

The only time it is a major attraction is when the Sandhill Cranes come to the Platte River in the spring, At that time there are visitors from long distance to view the Sandhill Cranes perform their dances.

2  Thank Cletus L
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

A beautiful unique river. Never the same depending on the time of year. Lots of public access areas. Guide available from the Nebraska Natural Resources. Great for wildlife viewing.

Thank Tom F
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This is a beautiful river. It is full most of the time. Come and see the cranes. People come from all over the world to see the sandhill Cranes. 1000s of birds to see.

Thank markbC4668EO
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 Barb Z
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!

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