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Laurance Rockefeller Preserve

Moose Wilson Road, Jackson, WY
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Ranked #1 of 32 Attractions in Jackson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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122 reviews 122 reviews
27 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Nestled just north of Teton Village/Jackson Hole ski resort this forested biome is a short journey from town on a very limited maintained road. The charm is that a lot of people doesn't know even exists. While there for a short while we spotted many deer and a few moose. Definitely worth the drive. You don't ned a four whe3l... More

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Macedonia, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

A very nice FREE hidden gem/attraction with highlights of the area. Well marked trail Heads of different difficulty and length, Waterfall, limited parking. This is a very serene & peaceful tribute to the local beauty of nature preserved by Laurance S. Rockefeller. First class displays, Library, Continual slide shows,meditation room, friendly staff. Picnic areas & Restrooms. Beautiful building inside and... More

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McLean, VA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is a great half day hiking spot just minutes from Jackson. Beautiful visitor center with unique "sounds of the wild" room. Well kept trails to and around the lake at the base of the Tetons. While part of the National Park, it keeps its unique family retreat character.

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London, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
15 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Well, you can imagine, if the Rickefellers built their retreat here, this is a corner of paradise not to miss. Their ranch and complex was built on the back of a frontier village, all of which has now been erased, but you can hike up to the lake where it all existed. On the way is a brilliant discovery centre.... More

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Jackson, Wyoming
14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The perfect place to relax and enjoy the wilderness and tranquility. They even have a comfortable reading room Unique tribute to a man whose vision made Grand Teton National Park the joy that it is.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We visited third week in Sept. The road had been closed for several days due to grizzly bear but opened on our last day. The area was beautiful with fall colors but we did not get to hike to the lake because the bear was spotted 2 hours earlier and we had no bear spray. I wish the nature center... More

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New Orleans
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11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We visited in October which is considered the "shoulder season". The Preserve nature center was closed for the winter but the trails are open all year. The trails we walked were lovely. Some are flat and appropriate for older or disabled folks who cannot walk far or on rugged terrain. Highly recommend visiting this place!

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Portland, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Poetry by Terry Tempest Williams appears on the walls. There's a sound room where you can close your eyes and experience the animals, the weather, the sounds of the wilderness. There's a library. There are trails across streams and waterfalls--and people of every level of fitness and mobility can enjoy them. There's a textural panel where you can feel your... More

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Asbury, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

After visiting both Teton NP. & Yellowstone, if I had only one place I could go it would be Teton NP & surrounding area.

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Clarksville, Maryland, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The preserve serves as the trail head for some fantastic hikes around Phleps lake. However the museum is a unique and wonderful addition to the park. It is not at all a traditional museum. It is more of a glorious sanctuary that will help you feel, see and hear nature, not just in the park, but everywhere in your life.

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