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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 #1 of 11 attractions in Jamestown
Type: Natural History Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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Randolph, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
134 helpful votes 134 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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3 helpful votes 3 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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8 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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Jamestown, New York
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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16 helpful votes 16 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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Bay Village, Ohio
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

This is a stunning building when you walk up to it. The art work and information inside is just great. We were only there for about an hour, but could easily have made an afternoon of it. They also have hiking trails for those who want to get out and about.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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13 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The institute is a new facility that is quality educational and natural history center. It's ground are lovely, it's library is extensive and the art work in amazing. If you are a birder be sure to go, is you enjoy the art of nature by all means go, the grounds are very family and child friendly especially when there are... More

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