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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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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
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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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 reviews
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
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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Union City, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Fun for kids and relaxing for adults. Had fun in the treetops structure and all the hands on exhibits inside. Didn't see any butterflies but it was a rainy day when we went.

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Lindenhurst, New York
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Stopped by with my teenaged sons. Thank goodness it was only $2 each because we only spent about 20 minutes. Only saw one butterfly in the butterfly exhibit. The other animals are in amateurish enclosures. Nothing special about it. Very young children would have fun.

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Ewing, New Jersey
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80 reviews 80 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

While in town for a wedding, we were looking for something to do with my niece and nephew (3 and 8 years old) and decided to try this. Entry fee was $3 per person and we got to see some pretty impressive taxidermy, walk some trails, see some live birds and reptiles, and visit a HUGE tree house they have... More

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Corning, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

The Cayuga Nature Center is a great place to hike trails and get close to nature. The center has many displays and is a wonderful place to hold birthday parties for youngsters. Naturalists will bring in unique live animals to learn about and touch - lots of fun for kids and adults.

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