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Cranberry Mountain Nature Center

Monongahela National Forest, Marlinton, WV
304-653-4826
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Ranked #6 of 16 attractions in Marlinton
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: The Cranberry Mountain Nature Center has many interesting features that appeal to visitors of all ages and backgrounds. The exhibit hall features many... more » Owner description: The Cranberry Mountain Nature Center has many interesting features that appeal to visitors of all ages and backgrounds. The exhibit hall features many interactive displays which are both educational and entertaining to young and old alike. The auditorium offers short films on request on topics, such as Smokey Bear Story, Jewels of the Monongahela, Cranberry Glades, wildflowers, and many others. The nature center is host to several popular events during the open season. Kids Night activities include live snake shows, educational programs, magic shows, wildlife presentations, games and visits by Smokey Bear. « less
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Galveston
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Stopped in after a lengthy hike nearby. Great staff, friendly, clean restrooms, great area gifts/souvenirs. Wonderful display of wildlife in the area. Fresh hot coffee. Great resting point before your next stop in Wild, Wonderful Weedy Virginia!

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Grove City, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We just happened to stop in here. Very friendly staff and very educational displays about the wildlife and plants in the area. Also restrooms and souvenirs.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stopped here on a Tuesday in June 2014 on our way using the "scenic route" through West Virginia to Pennsylvania and discovered they were closed. It looked like such a nice facility and we sorely needed a restroom break. Anyway, be sure to find out what days/times they operate. Operation hours are not posted on website.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

This is an amazing place with boardwalks throughout the park. You can take short trails or lenghty trails, lots of options. Been there a dozen times and it never gets old. If you are anywhere within 50 miles of the Glade, make the trip. Even better, stay at the beautiful Watoga State Park and vist the Glade and Beartown.

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Summersville, wv
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

We loved the educational history we even saw a rattle snake diamond back, a big one! We stopped on our way on our ride through the monongahela National forest on our Motorcycle .

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
33 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The Nature Center is well done, small, compact and very interesting. Have done the Native Orchid presentation and hike twice in the last few years. This year attended the Snake Show as well and that was interesting and informative. Would recommend this to everyone. Bring lunch however, there really isn't anywhere to eat nearby, although Hillsboro has the Pretty Penny... More

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Green Bank, West Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Wonderful place to take children. A great hands on learning day! Children love the live snakes and stuffed animals.

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Christiansburg, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

The center is great and educational. The staff were friendly and informative. They really do a great job in WV with their state parks

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

The information center was very cool. On Saturday they had several events Orchid Tour, Snake Show and a guided tour of the Cranberry Glades. The restrooms were clean and there was an interesting exhibit of local wildlife and a nice giftshop.

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Franklin, WV
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

I lived near this attraction for the first 20 years of my life. I have memories of picnics and nature walks with my grandparents when I was young. I have moved further away but still travel by the center to visit family. My daughters and I always stop to see the sights and watch Mr. Moose with the snakes. On... More

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