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Laurance Rockefeller Preserve

Moose Wilson Road, Jackson, WY
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Ranked #2 of 32 attractions in Jackson
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

This is the best place to go for short day hikes. Be sure and go on one of the ranger led hikes, they are really informative. Also go early, as the parking lot fills up quickly and they then don't allow any more vehicles until someone leaves.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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91 reviews 91 reviews
31 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

An easy walk on a well marked path to the lake. There is a long route and the short route it all depends on the level of fitness. Take plenty of water it can get pretty hot.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Helpful staff and pleasant 2hrs. well spent. No charge to enter, displays are excellent. History, Wildlife and more are covered.

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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191 reviews 191 reviews
43 attraction reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Forget everything else, this is a must do. Wonderful birds and other wildlife and terrific scenery. Awesome views and tranquillity. Visitor centre is a must do too

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England
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We visited the park early one morning in September and were delighted to come face to face with a black bear on the trail just above the visitor center. We had seen signs of fresh bear scat and had been entranced by a couple of mule deer that calmly wandered in front of us a little earlier. Fortunately the bear... More

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Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

What an amazing place! First off, I love that the parking lot only holds a certain amount of vehicles. I think because of this, the trails and visitors center never seemed crowded. I would definitely recommend bear spray. We did not see any bears while we were there, but saw lots of fresh bear poop. We expected to turn a... More

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Bondurant, Wyoming
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

A bit out of the beaten path, but well worth finding. Totally gorgeous hiking path ... pure wilderness. Bring bear spray, just in case. The center itself has a space in which you can hear and feel a rainstorm, and it's a Zen-like experience unlike anything I'd felt before. Truly beautiful and well worth the few minutes of getting out... More

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Aachen, Germany
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65 reviews 65 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Great set up and info centre. Beautiful architecture. The hike around Phelps lake is spectacular. Saw bears near the parking lot.

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Clearwater, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Was able to visit and hike the preserve just before the government shut down. It was scenic, offered good exposure to wildlife (in our case bull elk and black bear) and offers hiking options which are not too difficult. Also its relatively close if your staying in Jackson hole or even more so from Teton Village.

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PHL
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The Rockefeller preserve is an amazing walk through pristine forest, meadow, along a wild trout stream, along a spectacular lake surrounded by the Teton Mt. range all while constantly watching the birds, small mammals and an occasional bear. It's a quiet, tranquil place to find oneself and escape the mechanical world if only for an hour or two. Do not... More

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