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Platte River

Grand Island, NE
+1 308-382-1820
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Beautiful place for photos, birds, camping, fishing

Very historic river, helped the pioneers as they moved across the Oregon trail and settlers as they... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Grand Island, Nebraska
Beaifull Sunset .. Cranes Cranes and more Cranes

Susnsets on the Platte River either at Fort Kearney SP or at the Crane viewing station is... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
John C F
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The perfect place for viewing sandhill cranes on their spring migration.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Grand Island, NE
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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
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
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We were visiting Grand Island and it was during the Sandhill Crane migration. We made our way to the river to observe. Hundreds of thousands of cranes came to rest on the waters banks and islands in the river. The sound was incredible. This is...More

Thank olroyw
Reviewed 5 June 2017

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

1  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

1  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
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1 September 2017|
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Response from Nancy2005 | Reviewed this property |
Check with the locals to determine good location.