“Kearney - Nebraska, Sandhill Crane Capitol of the World”
Kearney is the perfect stop for bird watchers to witness the world’s largest concentration of cranes and migratory birds that “rest” along the Platte River every February thru April. We can help you with a personalized guided tour or you can strike off on your own adventure. Either way, you’ll ROWE SANCTUARY
have an unforgettable experience as Kearney is the premier place for viewing, accommodations, shopping and dining!
Cranefest MARCH 5TH – APRIL 5TH
“Cranes on Parade” display Compliments of the Kearney Dawn Rotary
“Native Americans & Birds” display
Crane Viewing & Tours You Can Take Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary For the very best viewing of Sandhill Cranes, special guided trips to viewing blinds are available from 5:30am-8am and 5:30am-8pm. daily. $25 per person. Overnight crane experience photo blinds are also available. These blinds hold a maximum of 2 people. Cost $150 per night. Call 308-468-5282 for more information and reservations. www.rowesanctuary.org Days/Hours Open March 5 thru April 10 - 8am to 5:30pm daily Fort Kearny State Historical Park Visitors Center Crane Watch Self Guided Tours Maps are available for these self-guided tours of the scenic Platte River and wetlands. Stop by the Fort Kearny State Historical Park before starting your tour. Representatives from the Game & Parks Commission are on hand to answer questions about migration, the cranes, and can direct you to viewing areas. A twenty minute slide presentation is shown. A valid State Park Permit is required. www.ngpc.state.ne.us Days/Hours Open Mar. 4 - April 11 - Open daily 9 am-5 pm Fort Kearny Recreation Area Hike-Bike Trail Bridge Sunrise/Sunset Viewing View the cranes navigating the Platte River from the Hike-Bike Trail Bridge at the Fort Kearny State Recreation Area just before sunrise and sunset. For more information call 308-865-5305. A valid State Park Permit is required. Day pass $4 per vehicle. Yearly $20 Days/Hours Mar. 4 - April 11 - Open daily Rivers & Wildlife Celebration Experience the millennium migration at the 40th Annual Convention. The celebration hosts field trips, speakers, educational programs and exciting adventures for the entire family. For reservations call 402-797-2301. Presented by Audubon Nebraska and the Rowe Sanctuary/Iain Nicolson Audubon Center. Days/Hours March 18 - 20 - Kearney Holiday Inn
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www.visitkearney.org 800-652-9435 • 308-237-3178 1007 Second Ave. Kearney, Nebraska 68847
www.archway.org (308) 237-1000 Spanning I-80 • Exit 272 • Kearney