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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
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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
markbC4668EO
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Grand Island, Nebraska
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The perfect place for viewing sandhill cranes on their spring migration.
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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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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[

Date of experience: April 2018
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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!

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank suenamee
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