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Address: 6565 Woodstock Road, Route 4, Quechee, Hartford, VT 05059
Phone Number: 802-359-5000
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Description: VINS Nature Center offers special educational live bird programs...
VINS Nature Center offers special educational live bird programs! Admission includes entrance to exhibits, Nature trails, and Avian Rehab in action. Open picnic areas, beverages and snacks are available at the Nature Store. The VINS Nature Center is located 1/2 mile west from the Quechee Gorge.
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What a happy surprise - highly recommend

We went on a whim, and we were so glad we did. It was late in the day, perhaps that accounts for how few people were about. But perhaps because it was so quiet, many birds were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Farmington, Connecticut

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Farmington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We went on a whim, and we were so glad we did. It was late in the day, perhaps that accounts for how few people were about. But perhaps because it was so quiet, many birds were right up front and we got spectacular looks at them. The snowy owl was unbelievable. We loved how the cages were open with... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

you pay about 13 dollars a person to see only few birds , but my god these birds are beutiful , even if I had known its only few birds I would pay the money to see them as they are very unique and beutiful .

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Burlington, Vermont
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

A great find on a rainy day - although it would have been more pleasant if the sun was shining so we could really enjoy being outside and observing the birds, the raptors and the well-maintained trail system. My 3 kids (5,8,10) really enjoyed the classroom presentations and seeing live owls, hawks, falcons and learning about how the trainers and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I cannot say enough about how great our experience at VINS was. We chose a day during our visit to Woodstock on which we would be able to take a 'behind-the-scenes' tour. Even though the weather was spotty, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The staff were all extremely knowledgable and friendly, and it was obvious they were very passionate about what... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This bird refuge rehabilitates birds of prey. The grounds were cute and clean. We got up close to many varieties of owls, condors, Hawks, and Eagles including two huge bald eagles. In the classroom section we watched the birds being trained in a flight demonstration. Pretty awesome. Then we saw them feed.

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Norwich, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have visited here on several occasions: once for an excellent retreat/conference, where speakers spoke of the type of terrain found here, such as vernal pools and the wildlife they attract, as well as of birds in their care; and a couple of times as a regular visitor to VINS. On the latter occasions, I had guests with me from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

What a wonderful refuge not only for the birds and other animals at VINS but for travelers wishing to reconnect with nature! A very cordial and warm staff, knowledgeable. Great exhibits and a very comfortable classroom for interactive learning. We were there for the morning class with raptors. Very informative!! Then, we walked the trails, which was fun. Snowshoe rentals... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

They give a little class with several owls hawks& falcons and a q&a... just about every hour and a half. Very interesting and they really docare for the birds.

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Bethpage, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Wonderful staff, beautiful facility, great opportunity for hands on learning. We stumbled on this driving by and the entrance looked so inviting we decided to check it out. So glad we did!! Really enjoyed our visit. If you're looking for things to do to keep the kids busy - highly recommended.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Our group really enjoyed the visit. Educational, informative and fun. The Raptor exhibit is especially worthwhile and the staff could not be nicer.

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Additional Information about VINS Nature Center

Address: Address: 6565 Woodstock Road, Route 4, Quechee, Hartford, VT 05059
Phone Number: 802-359-5000
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Hartford  >  Quechee
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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