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“The Glade” 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 #4 of 13 Attractions in Marlinton
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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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.
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“The Glade”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

This is an amazing place with boardwalks throughout the park. You can take short trails or lenghty trails, lots of options. Been there a dozen times and it never gets old. If you are anywhere within 50 miles of the Glade, make the trip. Even better, stay at the beautiful Watoga State Park and vist the Glade and Beartown.

Visited November 2013
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Summersville, wv
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“Nature center”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

We loved the educational history we even saw a rattle snake diamond back, a big one! We stopped on our way on our ride through the monongahela National forest on our Motorcycle .

Visited August 2013
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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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62 helpful votes 62 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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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“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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“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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