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Nature & Wildlife Discovery Center - River Campus

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5200 Nature Center Rd, Pueblo, CO 81003-3974
+1 719-549-2414
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Quick stop to help support the birds

I'm a little torn on this review, but for the sake of supporting the birds and the overall mission... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2017
thekryingonion
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Denver, Colorado
These folks do great work!!

My son volunteered here for a summer and learned a great deal. Can't say enough about Diana Miller... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2017
topjimmy2016
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Pueblo, Colorado
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The Nature & Wildlife Discovery Center is a member-supported, non-profit organization. Our beautiful setting along the Arkansas River features a variety of facilities and picnic areas, where we also offer educational nature programs for all ages. Bike, walk, or blade along our paved riverside trails, cast your line on the scenic fishing deck, or visit our resident birds of prey at the Raptor Center (open from 11 AM to 4 PM, Tuesday through Sunday). For an up-close raptor encounter, come to one of our free bird of prey presentations at 11:30 AM every Saturday and Sunday!
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“injured birds” (6 reviews)
“the river” (12 reviews)
“parking fee” (2 reviews)
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5200 Nature Center Rd, Pueblo, CO 81003-3974
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

I'm a little torn on this review, but for the sake of supporting the birds and the overall mission of this place, I am leaving a 4/5. So what I liked: The birds! As people have said, it's small. There are maybe around 15 birds,...More

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Reviewed October 20, 2017

My son volunteered here for a summer and learned a great deal. Can't say enough about Diana Miller and the work she does. An awesome and very educational experience for kids. My son will never forget getting to release a rehabilitated Red Tailed Hawk back...More

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Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

Lovely place. If you're a cyclist, there are challenging bicycle paths. Here you can walk on your own pace, relax and sit on a bench while looking through the lake. And there's a cafe close to the parking area.

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Reviewed September 12, 2017

This Raptor Center is used by Pueblo School children as a field trip. The $5 is. The raptors are either abandoned babies or injured. The goal is to release these raptors back into the wild after healed. Great place to visit and great place to...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

Came to Coyote Grille with a group of friends. Food was great. Fish and chips were amazing. French fries were fresh cut and not out of a bag like most restaurants. Friendly server. Beautiful scenery.

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Information M, Reception and Programs Staff at Nature & Wildlife Discovery Center - River Campus, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2017

Thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your experience, and we hope you'll be back soon!

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Reviewed July 3, 2017

For $5, my carload got to go into the Nature and Raptor Center for the day. Our first stop was the Raptor Center. This is a little refuge for injured raptors. Almost every enclosure had at least one resident. Some had up to 4. I...More

Thank See B
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Information M, Reception at Nature & Wildlife Discovery Center - River Campus, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2017

Thanks so much for your detailed review! We're happy you had a good time visiting our birds and enjoying the scenery, and we hope you'll come back to visit us again soon!

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Reviewed July 2, 2017

There is a trail that connects the raptor center to the visitor center/restaurant/gift shop. Either place requires a $5 parking fee. They do lots of special events, some require an additional fee. The staff was helpful while we were there, sometimes they are called away...More

Thank Lindsay F
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Information M, Reception at Nature & Wildlife Discovery Center - River Campus, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2017

Thank you for your review, Lindsay! We hope you'll be back to visit us soon!

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Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

I gave it a 3 only cause it does help injured birds and will release when they can. Other then that it is very boring and trying to get info at the visitors center was like trying to pull teeth out of a grizzly while...More

Thank Tracy L
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Information M, Reception at Nature & Wildlife Discovery Center - River Campus, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2017

Hi Tracy, Thank you for your review, and we're sorry to hear your experience at the Nature and Raptor Center wasn't enjoyable for you. We do offer free educational bird of prey presentations every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM, and when...More

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Reviewed May 24, 2017

We toured the Raptor Center as a group today. It is a rather modest compound caring for injured birds. While their mission is to bring the birds back to health and then release them into the wild, there are some too badly injured to release....More

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Information M, Reception at Nature & Wildlife Discovery Center - River Campus, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2017

Thank you for your review, Mike! We appreciate when our visitors understand how seriously we take the care of our resident raptors and our raptors in rehabilitation. We hope you'll be back to visit us and the birds again soon!

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Reviewed February 22, 2017

There are all kinds of things going on at the center. Bike riding fishing, nature walks great restaurant. It is all here for the grabbing. We have been here for music feats and dances, it is just one big happy place to go, it is...More

2  Thank LesK4
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Information M, Reception at Nature & Wildlife Discovery Center - River Campus, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're glad you've enjoyed your experiences here, and we hope to see you down by the river again soon!

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