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Indoor Crane Viewing Experience

Indoor Crane Viewing Experience (evenings only)

Watch Sandhill Cranes return to their river roost from the comfort of the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center. This program begins with our “Crane Behavior Basics” class followed by crane viewing from inside the visitor center. This experience is ideal for people who may have limited mobility or are unable to stand out in the cold for multiple hours. The visitor center is wheelchair accessible. This experience is NOT ideal for photography.

Reservations can be made starting January 2, 2020 either on-line or by calling 308-468-5282 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST, Monday-Friday  Please review the information below prior to making a reservation.

Tour Start Times: (Note change in start times due to Daylight Saving Time)
5:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m.  - March 1- March 9
6:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.  - March 10 - April 7

$20 + taxes and fees/person. Experience lasts approximately three hours.

Pre-payment is required and can be done with Visa, MasterCard & Discover.
Note: Cancellations are refundable up to 14 days prior to your trip, but are subject to a 5% charge on your purchase total.

Where to Meet:
Meet at the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center. Directions: Take I-80 Exit 285 (Gibbon exit) and drive south two miles to Elm Island Road, turn west (right) onto Elm Island Road and travel two miles to the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center parking lot entrance located on the north side of the road.

Drive time from south Kearney to the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center is 20-25 minutes.  From Grand Island, drive time is 45-50 minutes.

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N 40° 40.178
W 98° 53.088

What to Bring:

  • Binoculars

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