Crane Viewing

Guided Blind Tours

Guided Blind Tours

2.5 HOURS, $40 + Tax + Booking Fees per person.

A trained guide will accompany you to one of our prime viewing blinds on the Platte River. Blind tours are offered in the early morning while the cranes are roosting on the river, and also in the evening when the birds are returning to the river to roost for the night.

Each tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours, which includes a presentation on the Great Sandhill Crane Migration at the Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center before you depart for the blind. Visitors will need to be able to walk about ten minutes over uneven terrain to reach the blind. Children must be 12 and over and be accompanied by an adult.

During a typical spring, up to 4,000 people view the cranes from blinds at the Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center. Another 1,000 experience the migration from VIP blinds on Crane Trust land. Proceeds from these activities contributes significantly to our year-round habitat maintenance efforts.

Crane Viewing Etiquette



Cancellation Policy

All refunds requested will be considered under our cancellation policy:

8 days’ notice of cancellation and over a 90% refund will be issued.

3 to 7 days’ notice of cancellation a 50% refund will be issued.

2 days and under notice of cancellation no refund is issued.

The Crane Trust will cancel tours if Interstate 80 is closed anywhere between Lincoln and North Platte due to bad weather. In the event of a closure, we will attempt to reach you via email and by cell phone. In the event that the Crane Trust cancels a tour, you will receive a full refund.

All refunds will be made back to the payment method used at the time of booking.