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Randall Davey Audubon Center

Upper Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501
505/983-4609
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Ranked #23 of 109 attractions in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: This 135-acre nature sanctuary serves as the state office and educational center for the National Audubon Society, which offers education programs and... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is not a tourist destination. When you are craving a little peace and quiet, the Audubon Center is a peaceful little diversion. It's usually not crowded unless they are doing a program and you can walk at your leisure and sit and rest when you feel like it. The surroundings are beautiful and if you are there during the... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

If you are in Santa Fe and want a little enjoyment of wilderness come here and make the little nature walk. You will find it to be amazingly quiet and peaceful for its relative proximity to "civilization"

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Very nice. Birdsong, birds flitting about. Stargazing. Pretty gardens and natural areas. I like it there very much.

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Dallas, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful Hike But No Birds The Audubon center affords mild hikes with gentle elevations in beautiful terrain. Educational signs help point out animals, birds and plants. The hiking trail for me was mild to moderate. Benches are strategically placed for the views. Parking is available at the visitor center Staff is helpful. Bathrooms were clean Seeing birds is similar to... More

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Henderson, Nevada
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250 reviews 250 reviews
83 attraction reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Bring a map to be sure you make the correct jag on Canyon Road or Alameda or however you choose to get here. There are exhibits and birding tours. Rent some binoculars. Do it yourself on the 1.5 mile Spring Canyon loop. The trail has been altered since the land has been modified, but still relatively easy to follow with... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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61 reviews 61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If the pine-fresh air of Santa Fe isn't quite enough for you, combine it with the tranquility and beauty of a visit to the Auduban Center - ten minutes tops from the Plaza downtown. Utter quiet, great hiking, you'll want to sit down and ponder the wonders of existence.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It was peaceful and beautiful nature center right outside of town. Great local place to take in nature after a day of sightseeing. The ride up there was pretty and I enjoyed going past the houses. I didn't go on the trails because it was late but I enjoyed strolling around the grounds taking pictures

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rhinebeck
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Beautiful trails - nicely maintained. There were benches along the trails as well at a gazebo type of building. Great views, great photo ops and peaceful. These trails are not difficult and in my opinion would serve all level of hikers well. After walking around town among a lot of people, this was a perfect place to unwind. The beautiful... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

If you've been to a National Park, you've seen better than this. The trail is about a mile long and little more than a cleared path. Could have been the time of day, but very little to see.

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Denver
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Near town so that one could bike to it, although it is slightly uphill. Several trails around. Lots guides and helpful people.

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