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Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter

Address: 1258 Center Drive, Park City, UT 84098
Phone Number: (435) 649-1767
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Ranked #37 of 71 things to do in Park City
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Park City, Utah
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Unfortunately, not much of nature was stirring when I visited, but I did like the tower available to view the lands and the boardwalk you could walk out on. If you're in the area shopping, it's a nice quiet spot to spend a few minutes and get educated on Utah's creatures and habitats. A few interactive things for kids to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Just moved here and had some friends coming from Florida to visit. Took them snow shoeing and we all loved it. Very educational while our guide took us out on the preserve. It was mine and our friends first time shoeing and it was great! The Eco Center as well told lots of history of not only the preserve but... More 

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Chapel Hill, NC
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92 reviews 92 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

After spending a lot of time researching Sunrise and Sunset Photo locations in Park City UT, this turned out to be the best place for sunrise. There are no buildings in the way and the view goes for as far as the eye can see. This is a must and if you are luck you will get a little fog... More 

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Mohave Valley, Arizona
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80 reviews 80 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Loved walking aroound the facility and the short hike into the preserve. Good to know people still care about the environment and saving this great land of ours for wildlife.

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West Valley City, Utah
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Swaner Nature Preserve was not quite what we expected. The facility is pretty small with only a few exhibits inside although they did provide some fun picture opportunities. The people that work there are AMAZING! They were very helpful. They led our family to a spot where we could see a nest full of baby robins nestled in the crook... More 

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Park City, Utah
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Recently took the kids for a day, museum activities were a highlight, but the snowshoe tour stole the show. Kids were ages 3 - 7. EcoCenter had the gear and the right trail that was age appropriate. Great family afternoon alternative to skiing. TIP: Hot Cocoa and cookies at Kneaders next door was a great reward.

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salt lake city
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

Not worth the extra effort to go and do unless you are in the area already.

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Park City, Utah
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2011

There is nothing better than the opportunity for experiential learning about nature. The Swaner Preserve is protected yet you can walk the trails that surround it and see Sand Cranes and a variety of small birds and ducks during three seasons. The Eco Center offers programs led by professors from UT State and other visiting authorities who give tours of... More 

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202 reviews 202 reviews
87 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

Today I went solo. I have the privilege of living here. The EcoCenter's interior activities are good for adults (check out the counters in the bathrooms), and as a non-parent I'd say under ten. There is a rock wall which designates native species, some Q and A's and maps. For families and usually adults there are evening lectures on environmental... More 

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