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Come visit us along the Platte River

Least Tern. Photo: William Dix/Audubon Photography Awards

The Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary lies right in the heart of a critical spring staging area for migrating Sandhill Cranes.  Come experience one of the last great wildlife migrations on the planet.

Rowe Sanctuary offers a wide variety of activities to help you experience the Sandhill Crane migration.  For more information call 308-468-5282


Update: We're open from 10 am to 2 pm Monday through Friday. Our trails are open from sunrise to sunset. 

The Iain Nicolson Audubon Center is normally open year-round, except most holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year's.

Admission: Free (donations always welcome)

Access to Rowe Sanctuary is limited to two walking trails that originate from the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center. These trails are open from dawn until dusk for most of the year, but are closed during Crane Season and during rifle deer season. Please contact us at 308-468-5282 if you have any questions.

Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary
44450 Elm Island Rd
Gibbon, NE  68840

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