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Tanglewood Nature Center & Museum

443 Coleman Avenue, Elmira, NY 14903
607-732-6060
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Ranked #6 of 19 Attractions in Elmira
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Nine miles of scenic trails in the Finger Lakes area that begin at the Nature Center allow you to experience the natural beauty of the Chemung Valley... more » Owner description: Nine miles of scenic trails in the Finger Lakes area that begin at the Nature Center allow you to experience the natural beauty of the Chemung Valley first-hand. We offer hiking year-round and winter activities including snowshoe rentals and GPS rentals. Our 12,000 square foot building features a museum with 43 species of live animals. Our trails are open 365 days/year dawn to dusk. Our museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 9-5 (May-October) or 9-4 (November-April). Admission is free but donations are appreciated. « less
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Millerton, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Free to the public. Very nice place to visit with the family. Several animal exhibits. Haven't hiked all the trails but definitely on our to do list.

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We took our dogs for a quick vacation to the Finger Lakes Region of New York State and ended up in Elmira, New York. We decided to take the dogs for a hike at the Tanglewood Nature Center and Museum and we all got some much needed exercise on the many nature trails at Tanglewood. We stopped in to the... More

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Horseheads, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I visit into Tanglewood at least once per month. I have a three year old son. On Saturdays we visit the Museum at Tanglewood, which is always a good way to spend an hour. Did I mention everything is FREE. Donations are gladly accepted, and I encourage you to drop a few dollars in the donation box. The Museum offers... More

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Montecito, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
42 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My Google GPS gave me a mis-read for 443 Coleman, but I continued down the road and found the center. It has a small nature center with some live animals and other exhibits. Very nice, pretty trails to walk around the property. You might luck out and have the whole place to yourself.

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Gainesville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is the perfect place to take your child if they have a love of unusual pets and animals that rarely stand still in nature long enough to be viewed and enjoyed by little ones. The outdoor areas with a few small raptors is a interesting time if you get there when they are being fed, but be careful if... More

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Elmira, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

my son likes going here to just walk around and enjoy the outdoors. they have a couple of trails. a nice place to get out and enjoy.

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Rochester, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

A beautiful setting in the hills outside of Elmira. Had fun browsing through the small museum and the grounds are great! Knowledgeable and helpful staff. A nice spot to explore and sit awhile to relax. Great find!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a great day trip for a family or a group of kids. The kids stay engaged. There is plenty to do.

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Elmira, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

OK, so I'm biased......I maintain a glass walled observation beehive and I do a lot of miscellaneous volunteer work there. I do it because its a great place and I want to help them get even better. The place has miles of beautiful walking/hiking/cross country ski/snowshoing trails. The main building/museum has live animals (hawks, owls, other birds, tortose, rattlesnake, other... More

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Elmira, New York
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89 reviews 89 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The Nature Center is hosted by a great group of volunteers who make you feel like family. The surrounding areas-trails, ponds etc are nicely maintained. We had some snow fall while there and took advantage of the snow shoe and cross country ski trails-what fantastic views of the endless mountains. A nice place and a nice time was had by... More

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