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Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center

12805 St. Croix Trail, Hastings, MN 55003
651-437-4359
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Ranked #7 of 16 Attractions in Hastings
Type: Educational Sites, Farms, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Most recent review
- Jul 2, 2014
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Minneapolis
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was my second year running the Apple Blossom race and I just loved it! The trails were clean and it was a perfect Minnesota Park! Loved the buildings and the view was to die for! I would suggest family gatherings, weddings etc.. as its the perfect spot for something like that. Great park for walking as well!

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Blaine, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We did an approx 3 mile walk on the trails. The paved trails need some repair but the views of the river were good.

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Ellsworth, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We enjoyed seeing the Visitor Center and all that is being done to preserve this wonderful nature sanctuary.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Beautiful views of the st. croix valley, great walking trails and very informative staff of volunteers.

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St. Paul
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49 reviews 49 reviews
39 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Beautiful area to walk around. The main building has a few large birds to view. They have a raptor release in the Fall for birds that hve been rehabilitated. Worth the trip!

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Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

We discovered this place by accident. We were traveling part of the Great River Road and decided to drive along the St Croix river on county road 21 - St Croix Trail - and saw the sign at the entrance. It was a lucky find. This nature center is worth visiting. I didn't take a photo of the fields and... More

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Midwest, US
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011 via mobile

Walking trails, gardens, apple orchard, bird watching and learning center. Great place for a quiet walk on paved trails with views of the St Croix. Free to walk the trails. The center offers programs for children for a small fee (apple orchard tours, tapping a maple tree for syrup). We saw a bald eagle released to the wild once, too.... More

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