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Laurance Rockefeller Preserve

Moose Wilson Road, Jackson, WY
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Ranked #3 of 33 attractions in Jackson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Villa Rica, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We took the hike up to Phelps Lake and really enjoyed the view of the lake. We did not have bear spray nor bells to chase away the bears so were a little uncomfortable when we met the park ranger and others who had turned around and headed back down because they had encountered a yearling bear. We put small... More

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Hiawassee, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This preserve is outside the National Park on a back road to the Teton village. You might just see elks grazing as we did. Rockefellers did us a great service giving us public the park in the first place and now, Laurance is continuing to serve and educate with this Preserve. The building alone is enough reason for a visit... More

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Livonia, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing place. Parking is limited in order to prevent crowds on the hiking trails. The ranger led hike was informative and enjoyable for my entire family. The reception center is gorgeous. So worth the visit and free!

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Houston, Tx
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69 reviews 69 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This hike from the Rockefeller Preserve parking lot around the lake is almost exactly 7 miles with a lot of elevation changes. Great views of the lake and surrounding sites with every step. The far end of the lake shows the destruction of trees from an avalanche during the winter '14. A very interesting hike. Wear comfortable hiking shoes and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful location. Park rangers were friendly and informative. Great area to take a simple hike and to see wildlife.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Drove through the preserve on several occasions, loved the beautifully maintained naturalness of the area.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
34 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Call and reserve a spot on one of the hikes guided by a park ranger. You will learn a lot! Our guide stopped many times during the hike so if you are worried that you won't be able to keep up, you will! Our guide was very passionate about his job. In the introductory talk on the back porch of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was a great activity with the beautiful visitor center and nice hike to Phelps Lake. The trail was well kept and not too busy because the staff limit the number of visitors allowed in the parking lot. Good way to learn history of the area. Make sure you look at photo book in the visitor center of what the... More

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Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The preserve and visitors center is beautiful. I highly recommend visiting with time to hike to the lake. It is a very easy hike and is absolutely beautiful!!

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Sound Beach, New York
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The preserve was beautiful. The hiking trails were great. We saw a black bear during our hike. The lake was spectacular.

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