Photo Blinds

Spend a night with 10,000 cranes!!!
Photo: Don Brockmeier

Because of the close proximity of the cranes, you are not allowed to leave the blind until a staff person or volunteer comes to get you the following morning. The safety of the cranes is our highest priority, so the rules are enforced.  Each blind has a porta-potty. You are responsible for bringing the proper equipment to stay warm overnight.

Reservations can be made starting January 3, 2017, by calling 308-468-5282 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Time, Monday - Friday.  Please review the information below prior to making a reservation.

Dates for 2017:
March 18 - April 8

Tour Start Times:
4:45 p.m.

Fees (sales tax not included):


We recommend:

  • 2 sleeping bags per person
  • foam or insulated pads
  • Extra clothing
  • Warm drinks and food

For additional information, check out the document below or call 308-468-5282.

Registrants for the Overnight Photo Blinds in 2017 will be eligible to submit their photographs for Rowe Sanctuary’s annual photo contest. More details can be found here.

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