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Cayuga Nature Center

Address: 1420 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone Number: (607) 273-6260
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Ranked #24 of 48 things to do in Ithaca
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Wow! I wrongly assumed the treehouse was free to visitors just walking the grounds, my family was there for about a half of an hour and we were charged $28 ! My suggestion would be to have a family price or per car , for now we won't be returning , my children did enjoy the treehouse!

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Ithaca, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Experience nature "hands-on" at CNC. They have great events and ongoing programs for kids and families. Wonderful and knowledgeable volunteers keep most of it going. Definitely worth a visit while you're in Finger Lakes country.

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Allentown, PA
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249 reviews 249 reviews
41 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had read information about this nature center and were excited to visit it, but the info that we had read about the Center was definitely not what we experienced there. I guess that all non-profits are having problems right now, but the Center surely reflected that issue. We have visited many non-profit sites in the past year or so,... More 

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Corning, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I like the wooden treehouse, the rest of the place is just lame and sad. The butterfly conservatory is in shambles and abandoned, the walking trails are nothing special, the indoor stuffed animals are nice, but the mini zoo is kind of lame. If it was free, I'd say go, but they charge way too much for how poorly kept... More 

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Far Hills, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The native wetlands at the top of the lake are filled with flocks of birds and bundles of native flowering plants, bring a snack and blanket to enjoy more.

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Ithaca, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I went with my job for a company workshop it was great we did team building excercises it was great I would go back again nature at its best

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Binghamton, NY
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87 reviews 87 reviews
28 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We thought there would be more to see here. I've driven by it for years and never stopped, but read that there were waterfalls there. This time of year, the falls are very small (really only one waterfall and it wouldn't be amazing any time of year). There were a few animals in cages outside (a fox, some peacocks and... More 

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buffalo, ny
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Recently we visited the nature center with kids ages 3 and 11. We enjoyed the animal exhibits, especially the fox! The butterfly garden was pretty and there are some nice hiking trails. The highlight was the mutli-level treehouse. The kids loved climbing through the passageways and on the ladders. The view was beautiful. I think hey spent about a half... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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110 attraction reviews
370 helpful votes 370 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

What a great place to take the kids! The indoor and outdoor attractions are sure to hold their attention. There are activities inside as well as live animals both inside and out. The butterfly gardens and trails are beautiful and fun to explore! Last, you can't forget to visit the tree house located in the woods and beside a small... More 

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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This nature center is quite enjoyable if you like hikes and exploration, not a lot more to do than look at nature and take a walk, but all in all quite a beautiful place to explore.

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