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Platte River

Grand Island, NE
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Platte River

A beautiful, enjoyable, location for an evening walk. I would have loved to have had an opportunity... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wichita, Kansas, USA
Nebraska's "Old Man River"

"A mile wide and an inch deep" is how the first settlers described the Platte River. A very... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Julia F
Grand Island, Nebraska, United States
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The perfect place for viewing sandhill cranes on their spring migration.
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  • Very good16%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful, enjoyable, location for an evening walk. I would have loved to have had an opportunity to kayak on the river. Maybe next time.

Thank LP2013_13
Reviewed 9 April 2017

"A mile wide and an inch deep" is how the first settlers described the Platte River. A very shallow river in general but not so wide as it once was. However, if you look carefully you can see subtle markings and other geographic clues that...More

Thank Julia F
Reviewed 3 April 2017

at fort kearney recreation area and rowe sanctuary as well as crane trust. visited march 30- april 2. restaurants i enjoyed_ the egg and i in kearney, the bellen mexican bakery in kearney and the chocolate bar restaurant in grand island.

Thank sheryltheuninck
Reviewed 21 March 2017

My wife and I spent a weekend enjoying the Sandhill Crane migration along the Platte River at the Crane Trust, just west of Grand Island, NE. It's amazing to see a half million cranes (recent counts found 18,000 per mile of river) as they roost...More

Thank rburton2017
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We spent several days around the Platte, viewing the Sandhill Crane migration and thoroughly appreciated the experience. We booked an evening blind visit through the Crane Trust and over a 2-hour time frame, saw thousands of cranes come to the river to roost for the...More

Thank Nancy2005
Reviewed 16 March 2017

been there yo see the cranes the last few years well worth a look stop by fort kearny,,crain trust,,or rowe they have spend millions restoring the river back to what it was a100 or even 1000 years ago

Thank elliot m
Reviewed 16 March 2017

A trip you can't miss! To see over 2000 cranes in the air is the most amazing experience of a lifetime.

Thank xwaffleman
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This is one of the more important ecological systems in the US. It is a major producer of all types of waterfowl beyond the sand hill crane. It extends for a couple hundred miles across Nebraska. It helps producs corn, maise, beans, etc. I drove...More

Thank Clyde K
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Good to get out and have a good time at the river. Alot of history there. Like to go jeeping once in awhile and swim and walk for the day. Well worth it

Thank Kevin J
Reviewed 11 April 2016

This river has pretty much remained the way it has always been unlike many other rivers. It's shallow, slow moving and has many channels in places. We missed the crane migration but everyone says it's amazing to see.

Thank jnobz
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