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“All sorts of informative presentations and Hikes” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cranberry Mountain Nature Center

Cranberry Mountain Nature Center
Monongahela National Forest, Marlinton, WV
304-653-4826
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Ranked #5 of 16 Attractions in Marlinton
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Owner description: The Cranberry Mountain Nature Center has many interesting features that appeal to visitors of all ages and backgrounds. The exhibit hall features many interactive displays which are both educational and entertaining to young and old alike. The auditorium offers short films on request on topics, such as Smokey Bear Story, Jewels of the Monongahela, Cranberry Glades, wildflowers, and many others. The nature center is host to several popular events during the open season. Kids Night activities include live snake shows, educational programs, magic shows, wildlife presentations, games and visits by Smokey Bear.
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
33 attraction reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“All sorts of informative presentations and Hikes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The Nature Center is well done, small, compact and very interesting. Have done the Native Orchid presentation and hike twice in the last few years. This year attended the Snake Show as well and that was interesting and informative. Would recommend this to everyone. Bring lunch however, there really isn't anywhere to eat nearby, although Hillsboro has the Pretty Penny and that is wonderful.

Visited July 2013
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Green Bank, West Virginia
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“Kid friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Wonderful place to take children. A great hands on learning day!
Children love the live snakes and stuffed animals.

Visited August 2012
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Christiansburg, Virginia
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7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Very informative center”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

The center is great and educational. The staff were friendly and informative. They really do a great job in WV with their state parks

Visited August 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Very informative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

The information center was very cool. On Saturday they had several events Orchid Tour, Snake Show and a guided tour of the Cranberry Glades. The restrooms were clean and there was an interesting exhibit of local wildlife and a nice giftshop.

Visited June 2012
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Franklin, WV
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Secret treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

I lived near this attraction for the first 20 years of my life. I have memories of picnics and nature walks with my grandparents when I was young. I have moved further away but still travel by the center to visit family. My daughters and I always stop to see the sights and watch Mr. Moose with the snakes. On one of our last visits we took the tour with Mr. Moose through the glades. Plenty of beautiful plants and birds to see. He is very informative about the area and I am looking forward to stopping again on our next trip through. The people at the center are very friendly and the area is very scenic.

Visited September 2011
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