Rowe Sanctuary and Iain Nicolson Audubon Center

44450 Elm Island Rd
Gibbon, NE 68840
The National Audubon Society operates this 2,800-acre wildlife sanctuary along the Platte River. In early spring, more than a million Sandhill Cranes pass through the area on their northward migration. Trips to crane-viewing blinds are available every morning and evening during March and early April (see website for exact dates). Overnight photography blinds also are available. The Iain Nicolson Audubon Center offers stunning views of the Platte River, interpretive displays, gift shop and trails. Open year-round, Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Open daily during crane season with extended hours, late-Feb through mid-Apr. No admission fee to Audubon Center, donations accepted. $50 per person fee for the Guided Crane Viewing Experience.

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