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Platte River

Grand Island, NE
+1 308-382-1820
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An amazing river!

At first glance on a map, the river seems pretty ordinary, but for eons, 80% of the worlds cranes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ancientmoods
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Thunder Bay, Canada
Site of the great Crane Migration

Over 500,000 Sandhill Cranes can be sited in the area between Grand Island and Kearney, NE on the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bzap308
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Grand Island, Nebraska
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The perfect place for viewing sandhill cranes on their spring migration.
  • Excellent70%
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  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

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

Thank suenamee
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Reviewed 11 March 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

1  Thank TexasCatBird
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Reviewed 7 March 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.

Thank Q8016ISandrewf
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Very historic river, helped the pioneers as they moved across the Oregon trail and settlers as they began their homesteads, great for photography, bird watchers, wildlife, fishing, access to hunting areas with permission

Thank RLCZ70
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Susnsets on the Platte River either at Fort Kearney SP or at the Crane viewing station is impressive. During Sandhill Crane Migration the sights and sounds are a must see.. Crane Center off of I-80 is a good place to learn about the Cranes.

1  Thank John C F
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