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Address: 2850 San Lorenzo Way off Tarshes Drive, Carmichael, CA 95609
Phone Number: 916-489-4918
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking

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You will see deer, wild turkeys, rabbits, hawks, vultures, and woodpeckers going about their daily business on a typical walk through the riparian woodland park behind the Effie... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Carmichael, California
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Carmichael, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

You will see deer, wild turkeys, rabbits, hawks, vultures, and woodpeckers going about their daily business on a typical walk through the riparian woodland park behind the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. The wildlife seem to know they are protected and they wander freely around the trails, grazing and foraging. Kids love it! Several "rescue" animals live at the center and... More 

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Carmichael, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful peaceful place to take friends and family. Lots of information about animals and nature.I will definitely return in the Spring.

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Sacramento, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We have been to Effie Yeaw so many times. We are never disappointed at the creatures we see there: Turkeys, deer and lots of birds. The area isn't huge, but it contains so many different habitats. You have the American River area, the riparian forest, the pond area and the open plain area. It's a great place to bird watch... More 

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Sacramento, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Many trails that weave through the woods and ultimately take you down to the American River where you can enjoy nature with very few people around. Trails at the Nature Center are for walkers only, which is refreshing because there are no bikers to contend with. Go in the springtime to see male turkeys strutting their stuff in full-feathered regalia,... More 

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Carmichael, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is one of the Sacramento area's finest jewels. Near the American River, the area attracts a wide variety of wildlife and offers some of the best birding in Sacramento. As a nature center, it functions as an important doorway to nature for thousands of school children. Adults will find it to be a rejuvenating experience, one that nurtures the... More 

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Carmichael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This nature center is great for children and adults. The walks reveal so many birds, plants and a unique view of the river. There are lectures about the animals and birds and they have live animals inclluding snakes and birds in the center.

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Carmichael, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I have taken my 18 month old grandson there several times. I have taken my two young neighbor children there. Hands on activities, live animals, stuffed animals shown in their habitat. Safe and fun place to learn and explore. The trails leading to the river are also fun to travel.

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Carmichael, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The nature center itself is relatively small, but the surrounding wildlife area is immense and diverse. The river is home to salmon, water fowl, deer, and all manner of flora and fauna. Plenty of walking (and horse) trails among the sun and shade. Great place for anyone of any age!

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Sacramento, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Very small nature center on the American river. They help injured animals so their collection can change. The staff is very friendly and the kids can run around and enjoy the interactive exhibits.

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Carmichael
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My husband and I moved to our current home in Sacramento specifically because of the Effie Yeaw Nature Center and adjoining Ancil Hoffman Park. The Nature Center offers weekend guided tours and classes in a natural setting along the American River. I love to take walks along the many trails, viewing the deer, turkeys, birds and occasional coyote. Because it's... More 

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