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“Awesome!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blandford Nature Center

Blandford Nature Center
1715 Hillburn NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
616-735-6240
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Ranked #11 of 26 Attractions in Grand Rapids
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Owner description: Blandford Nature Center is a non-profit that features 143 acres of land and wildlife. There is a Wildlife Center and Interpretive Center that is open M-F 9 to 5 and Sat. Noon to 5, as well as 4 miles of trails that are open from dawn until dusk.
Rochester, MI
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We stopped by this hidden gem on a sunday morning on our way back home from our weekend. The gate was up, but a sign said to go ahead and enter, so we parked along the street and walked in. I am sooo glad we did. I love nature walks, The trails are well maintained, no trash or trip hazards anywhere! Lots of paths to take. The highlight of our walk was looking over the cliff near the nature center and just watching the leaves and the beautiful colors of fall. IT was amazing! The animals were an added bonus. I wasnt aware that we'd be able to see them even though we didnt pay. It was great. We got lots of pictures and enjoyed them tremendously. Loved the bobcat and vultures. I wish we werent rushed to get home or I would have spent more time there. If I would have known how beautiful it was, I would have packed a snack or lunch to sit down and eat.

Even when its closed, its an enjoyable experience! An absolute hidden gem!

Visited October 2012
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Grand Rapids, MI
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“Kid Fun that's good for Adults too!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Want to learn something new with your kids? Then make a trip to Blandford. They usually have some sort of educational program going on. The animals are well cared for and change as they get new guests. Staff is wonderful and will answer questions no matter how many your kids might have!

Visited May 2012
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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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“Family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

One of the places we used to take our children too. Enjoyed the spring events with the maple syrup making. Walked the trails many times and enjoyed the nature center. Many things always happening through out the year so check there website.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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“Back to Nature”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Great learning for kids and adults too! At certain times they have special events which are even more fun!

Visited April 2012
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Western Michigan
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“a fun Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

A fun, learning experience. Be prepared to do a lot of walking. Although what's open every day from dawn to dusk, admittance is restricted after 4 PM.

Visited March 2012
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