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Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History

311 Curtis Street, Jamestown, NY 14701
716-665-2473
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Jamestown
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
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Canandaigua, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I was particularly struck by the impact of Roger's middle school teacher on the trajectory of his career. What a profound influence she had on him! So thankful to see this. That's why we go to museums - to learn the hidden facts and features.

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Alexandria, VA
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559 reviews 559 reviews
275 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

With more than one copy of Peterson's books on my bookshelf, this visit to his boyhood town was an interesting one. It brought back memories of earlier years when his books brought the birds in the backyard into full view -- their colors, habitats, migration patterns, calls, etc. The Institute introduces visitors to Peterson as a man and as a... More

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Randolph, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Beautiful job in preserving Peterson's works. Very educational, even if you are not as much as a bird enthusiast as Peterson himself you will be glad you went. Lovely atmosphere and grounds.

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Chicago, Illinois
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100 reviews 100 reviews
32 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a peaceful place. We would have hiked through the woods but it had just rained and was quite muddy and full of bugs. The displays are interesting for anyone has ever used a Peterson's Guide book!

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Jamestown, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The Art work is highly rated!!! The walk is beautiful and very easy for any one to enjoy. It is safe for everyone!

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Sinclairville, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
47 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Nice and peaceful hiking through woods and to a neat pond. Building also has educational displays and information.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Jamestown may be a small place, but it is the birthplace of Roger Tory Peterson, the naturalist. It is great that such a small place has a natural park with a center for kids to learn about wildlife and plants. It is also great for people wanting to teach their kids about nature, as there are trails to walk on.

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Trent Hills, Canada
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154 reviews 154 reviews
11 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Even if you are not a big bird / nature fancier this is a great place to visit if only for the magnificent architecture of the building. A very peaceful location almost in the city of Jamestown. Beautiful walking trails and a museum / library profiling the work of Roger Tory Peterson. One weakness - not enough information on the... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

If you have a Field Guide to the Birds, or any other Field Guide, you know of Roger Tory Peterson Roger Tory Peterson grew up in Jamestown, roaming the fields and woods not far from here. Much of his works is being housed in the extensive library, along with changing exhibits and gift shop.

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Pittsburgh
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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous building. Original artwork. Amazing exhibits. Viewing spots and trails. If you are a birder or wildlife lover, you owe yourself a visit.

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