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Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

One Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069
972-562-5566
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Ranked #3 of 15 attractions in McKinney
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: Nature Reserve, garden, hiking trails and nature center provides an escape to nature.
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Dallas, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

How about a hilly and treed walk through nature just outside of Dallas? They even had large (and some water-spitting) dinosaurs placed throughout to keep kids interested if that's your thing. We got some good exercise and enjoyed the scenery....all for $10 for adults and $7 for seniors. A pleasant spot to spend the afternoon.

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frisco, tx
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79 reviews 79 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

My husband, son, and I visited together. Parking lots were full but it wasn't too crowded once we got in. There was a big plant sale going on and some different girl scout groups there. We didn't have a lot of time so we didn't get to explore a lot. We will be back as we joined as members. It... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

4 kids from age 11 to 2 and a great time was had by all. I'm sure later in Spring is a much better time to go as more plants are in bloom and animals are out. But, today was a beautiful and our time was enjoyable!

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Warner Robins, GA
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110 reviews 110 reviews
38 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This is a limited review as we arrived late and were primarily interested in birding. We did not attempt to see most of the animals as the Center was hosting scouts and others for a fossil show and was very busy with little children everywhere. It appeared all the families were having a great time. The walk to and around... More

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Aubrey, Texas, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The Heard is a great outing for a family with young children. It's highly educational, exciting for the youngsters, and great exercise. The staff is always helpful, and the value is very good. We visit often with our grandchildren, and it's always a hit.

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Irving, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Went to see the life size audio-animatronic Dinosaurs (which are leaving after Feb 3rd) and found so much more. Great place for families. Lots to see and do. pack a picnic and enjoy. Check the website to see what's new. Will definitely come back in the spring to see the butterflies.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Clearly, the North Texas region is not known for being blessed with natural beauty but the Heard Museum and Sanctuary is a unique place with their own little manmade ecosystem. It is definitely unique. They also have amassed a great collection of wild animals, in and outside, in the cages. Alot of fun to watch, especially the little mongooses and... More

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McKinney, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This place is the perfect place to go just to cherish the day! There are nature trails, bird walks, butterfly gardens, cool animals, dinosaurs! The guides and Brenda in the gift shop are so helpful! They never meet a stranger and are always willing to give you great ideas. They have special events on occasion and you don't want to... More

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dallas/fort worth
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

All the great natural sights at the heard. my kids loved the preschool program. The trails are beautiful. Lots of helpful people and programs. Even had a birthday party there!

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Allen, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This is an awesome place for families, groups, couples or anyone wanting a taste of nature. Whether you do a walking tour, a course or just visit to check out the visitors center it is a superior! I participated in holding a small banquet there. The staff were most accommodating and the banquet was able to take great event pictures... More

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