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Randall Davey Audubon Center

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Address: Upper Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone Number: 505/983-4609
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: This 135-acre nature sanctuary serves as the state office and educational...
This 135-acre nature sanctuary serves as the state office and educational center for the National Audubon Society, which offers education programs and free natural history and birding walks throughout the year.
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Historic setting, good birding, and several possible walks

The setting for this popular Audubon center is the historic home of artist Randall Davey and the magnificent old cottonwoods planted around the house so long ago provide a feeling... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The setting for this popular Audubon center is the historic home of artist Randall Davey and the magnificent old cottonwoods planted around the house so long ago provide a feeling of tranquility. There is an education building, native garden planted to attract birds, a small nature shop, and a bulletin board where visitors can log their daily sightings. If you... More 

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Ashford, Connecticut
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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the short hike around the preserve and did part of the Dale Ball trail. The trail was icy/muddy at this time of year. We'll probably return when it is warmer. Ran out of time to visit the Audubon Center.

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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We enjoyed spending time at the audubon center. The walking trails are well marked. There are great views of the mountains and valleys in the area. It is a great spot for photos and exploring nature.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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101 reviews 101 reviews
52 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is a must see on your Santa Fe trip; located on Upper Canyon Road, it is a special Gem! You need to take a little time to enjoy this Audubon Center.

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Broomfield, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Good place to stretch and get away from the shopping in DT Santa Fe. Nice Bookstore. Close to a preserve with trails and trails to hike. The education center is informative.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Just five minutes from Downtown you can take a wonderful nature hike and enjoy a micro climate, which includes wetlands and beaver home. FYI closed for the winter.

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Santa Fe
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We've been going since the kids were young, but it is a serene escape anytime with anyone. Romantic, contemplative, with nature and history ~ what more do you want?

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I like to go up here for a short hike, some peace and quiet, an interesting bookshop. Its usually not crowded while also close to town.

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Tempe, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Early hike and bird watching on a Saturday morning early November This centre is fantastic for birding, lovely hikes from there, and the most brilliant, informative staff..

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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175 reviews 175 reviews
55 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is one of my favorite stops in Santa Fe. It's just at the top of Canyon Road, but far above the glamour and glitz. The Center has a very pretty old home that overlooks the valley, lovely gardens that are full of birdlife in both spring and fall, and helpful volunteers. For newcomers to the SW there's a lovely... More 

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