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Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo

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Address: 5200 Nature Center Rd, Pueblo, CO 81003-3974
Phone Number: +1 719-549-2414
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo is a member-supported, non-profit...

The Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo 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!

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Small but nice.

Small area, but nice for a quick something to do. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. Just across from the Nature center there is a cafe situated next to the Arkansas... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 10, 2016
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Small area, but nice for a quick something to do. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. Just across from the Nature center there is a cafe situated next to the Arkansas river for refreshments and a short hiking trail in the area.

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Pueblo, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Educational and fun. Be up close and personal with raptors, learn about their habits and know what to do if you encounter one.

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Pueblo, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

We had heard some really good things about the Nature and Raptor Center and wanted to visit to see what it was all about. We were lucky enough to arrive on a day they were releasing a bird back into the wild admit had been completely rehabilitated...that was exciting! The staff is super friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the birds... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

We went to this area for a walk along the river. The lady at the nature center was not familiar with the walking trail and that was disappointing. When asked which direction to go, she could not say. We went to the right by the park thinking the trail would follow the river and it did not. Park of the... More 

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Thank Cindy M
Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

Walking a few miles along the Arkansas River showed a wide variety of bird life along the banks. We especially enjoyed watching an osprey fishing for its breakfast. Overall it was a nice place to stroll and connect with nature. There are various educational programs available if you have the time. After our stroll we went up the hill and... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

We heard about the Nature and Raptor Center when one of the employees brought some birds to a talk we were at, at Mueller State Park. We decided to go visit the center when some friends came into town, and we were a little disappointed. This is a wonderful group of people who really do a great job at rehabbing... More 

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Pueblo West, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

The NRCP is a great place to enjoy the edge of the city and the beauty of the Arkansas River. This nature is not about the exhibit it is about getting out and walking/running along the river, returning in time for one of the programs NRCP has to offer. The Coyote Grill is good enough to stop and enjoy a... More 

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Thank JayZ63
Pueblo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

Love to watch the big bird's every time i travel so i knew i would like this. Very interesting and i love that We save the ones we can.

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Westminster, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

The walking area is nice when accessible, the many identified flowers bushes is most interesting to view what really will grow in the Pueblo area. parking needs work.

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Thank Larue S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015

The Raptor Center does a good job in providing information on the magnificent birds they have taken in that can't be released back into the wild. Seeing those birds up close was amazing. (Note: you reach the Raptor Center and its parking area before you get to the parking lot for the "Nature" conservation area, but you need to go... More 

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