Swaner Nature Preserve was not quite what we expected. The facility is pretty small with only a few exhibits inside although they did provide some fun picture opportunities. The people that work there are AMAZING! They were very helpful. They led our family to a spot where we could see a nest full of baby robins nestled in the crook of the building's joists. They also supplied us with binoculars and sent us out on the grounds to explore with field guides and charts to help us know what we were looking at...all with no fees or questions asked. However, there just really wasn't much to see here. We have six children and planned to make this a day trip, but after about an hour we were struggling to keep it going. We love to explore the outdoors and get a glimpse of nature in action, but that just didn't happen for us here. Maybe we were there on an off day, but we probably wouldn't go back.
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