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Cayuga Nature Center

1420 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 273-6260
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Ranked #16 of 18 Attractions in Ithaca
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Allentown, PA
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203 reviews 203 reviews
34 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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84 reviews 84 reviews
27 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
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17 reviews 17 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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196 reviews 196 reviews
109 attraction reviews
360 helpful votes 360 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Accokeek, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We visited the CNC recently for the wedding reception of my cousin and it was an ideal location for her event. Beautiful setting, kid friendly, amazing treehouse, growing gardens, nice lawn area. I would agree with the many reviews that caution taking older kids (or just adults) there. There are two highlights of at the place. The first is the... More

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Markham, Ontario
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We stopped by to visit on our way to a state park. We all enjoyed the exhibits that the centre has to offer. The highlight was the treehouse and playing hide and seek in it (with the parents). There weren't too many butterflies, but the ones we observed were fun to watch.

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