This Incredible Nebraska Spectacle Is Like Nothing Else In The World

Every spring, Nebraska becomes host to some 500,000 winged visitors. These tourists converge on a small swath of land along the Platte River for a few weeks to fatten up and rest before continuing on their long journey. These special visitors are sandhill cranes, and their presence is an exciting part of late winter/early spring in Nebraska.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Even if you’ve never been much of a bird watcher, everyone should make an exception for the spring sandhill crane migration. This natural event is beyond compare, and it happens every year only in Nebraska.