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Address: 6665 Otis Road SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403-7134
Phone Number: 362-0664
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Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Nature at its best

Indian Creek Nature Center is just minutes from Cedar Rapids but it's also worlds away. Beautiful mature tres, walking paths, birds and a butterfly house. I took my grandson to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Lu B
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Indian Creek Nature Center is just minutes from Cedar Rapids but it's also worlds away. Beautiful mature tres, walking paths, birds and a butterfly house. I took my grandson to the Center for a class last summer and he still is talking about the activities he did that day.

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Thank Lu B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

The ICNC offers a wide variety of nature centered activities for the entire family. Check their website for the latest details.

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Thank Marge H
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

This place is beautiful all year around. I've been to it multiple times and loved every single time I went. The plants are amazing a the center is educational and great for the kids. The only things are in the summer the ticks are very bad. One time in the summer me and my family went there (didn't go onto... More 

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Thank JaderTader
Center Point, IA
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60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you enjoy trails, the woods, and an interpretative center stop by the Indian Creek Nature Center. It seems like there is always something happening at ICNC. The trails can lead down to the river for fishing, or just exploring. ICNC keeps bees on the property and offers a great bee-keeping program each year.

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59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I loved the lectures and tours they have had there. Seeing the GIANT tree on the trail, finding the "pods" from owls, and the wonderful guides knowledge were most intriguing to both the school kids and their chaperons.

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Thank Mauryne S
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Well maintained hiking trails that go through prairie and forrest. Very peaceful and quiet. Without a map I just randomly hiked the various loops and eventually found my way back to the parking lot. The visitor center was mediocore. Not much to see or do and the one employee didn't seem interested in explaining anything. They have a cool bee... More 

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Thank Cathy H
Vandalia, Ohio
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Unfortunately the center itself was closed by the time we arrived but the trails are open from sunrise to 10:00 pm. The trails are very nice and we met several people who were running/biking.

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Thank DebbieVandalia_Ohio
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Nice center inside. Loved how they had some interactive stuff for the kids. Paths were very well maintained. Wish that the trails were open. Closed due to flooding.

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Thank Jill G
Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Stopped in for the maple festival with the kiddos. Walked around the grounds and checked out the old process of getting syrup. Very fun and interesting for curious kiddos. The back to the shop for pancakes and homemade syrup. Good time, nice location.

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Thank Kris P
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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103 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We have visited the Indian Creek Nature Center in all 4 Seasons and it was always a great time. Spring time, you are able to see great variety of flowers and beautiful flower trees, several species of birds most of them will be nesting, ducks and ducklings, not to mention the bee hive inside the Main Building. Volunteers are available... More 

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