The Crane Trust’s Wild Rose Ranch is located in south-central Nebraska on 5,000 continuous acres of native grassland prairie and wet meadows that are owned and managed by the Crane Trust.
The main ranch facility is closed to the public. It includes the headquarters office, research laboratory, dormitory, Legacy Cabins, meeting/dining facilities, private crane-viewing blinds, and an outdoor deck and observation platform with breathtaking views of the tallgrass prairie and Platte River waterway. Reservations are required to access this rare ecosystem which includes an uninterrupted seven-mile stretch of the historic Platte River, which has been preserved by the Crane Trust to mirror the unique and extraordinary habitat that has been used by the endangered whooping crane and two sub-species of sandhill cranes for millennia.
Address: 6611 W Whooping Crane Drive
Wood River, NE 68883
Phone: (308) 384-4633
Fax: (308) 384-7209
Reservations required to access land.
To access this private land you must book a VIP Crane Viewing Experience which can accommodate individuals, couples and groups of 4 to 12 couples (or 8 to 20 individuals) and guests must be 18 or older to attend. It is a memorable way to spend time with friends, family, colleagues or clients while enjoying the natural wonder of the crane migration at the Crane Trust.