Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center

Top choice nature reserve in Grand Island

Upstream of Grand Island, the Platte hosts 500,000 sandhill cranes (80% of the world population) and millions more waterfowl during the spring migration (mid-February to early April). Expert guides lead seasonal Sandhill Crane Migration Tours ($35, 2½ hours) to prime viewing blinds on the river. This nature center is a good place for viewing and has worthwhile hikes year-round.