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Address: 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA 30075
Phone Number: 17709922055
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This private non-profit nature center with a Discovery Center that includes...

This private non-profit nature center with a Discovery Center that includes a Nature Exchange and Exhibits, plus a Theatre is focused on interpreting the Chattahoochee River Watershed. With 127 acres of woodland and wetland trails the Nature Center has several well marked walking trails and a river boardwalk with rehabilitated animals along the route. Beautiful butterfly gardens and Georgia's eco-regions are emphasized. The Unity Garden is a great place to learn about sustainable community gardening. Bring a picnic, visit the Nature Store, watch the movie (Re-Imagine the Chattahoochee) and enjoy learning about the Chattahoochee River and environs and the native plants and animals that call this place home.

Regular programming takes place, check the website for times and dates of special events that are family friendly. The Nature Exchange in the Discovery Center is a trader's delight! Learn more on our daily calendar, to plan your visit.

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A GEM and working to get better

The Chattahoochee Nature Center is a top attraction for local kids, and some adults. Very interesting for those that enjoy nature. They are working to build a much longer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Marietta, Georgia
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Roswell, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my 3 grandchildren to the center. The story time was okay. The person reading the story geared her comments and tone to very young children. The 9 year-old was too old for the story time but did enjoy the self-directed craft at the end. The workers there are friendly. The person at the cash register was not particularly... More 

Thank Leigh5519
Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Chattahoochee Nature Center is a top attraction for local kids, and some adults. Very interesting for those that enjoy nature. They are working to build a much longer boardwalk for viewing. My son has several times carried wounded turtles over to their reptile hospital for treatment.

Thank ballhawg
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We attended the yearly butterfly festival this year with our family (14,8, and 3 year old twins). It was very poorly run and they did not have enough activities to handle the very large crowd. They had lots of volunteers walking around but we did not see them really doing anything. They had a few activities, a stamp station that... More 

Thank carrie s
Ellijay, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Chattahoochee Nature Center is a great place for the entire family. I agree with all the positive comments I’ve read about this center. My favorite was the wetlands trail. This is a raised walk through the marsh where you will see things not normally seen on a standard woodland hike. While the wildlife exhibits are something the kids will not... More 

Thank Tom A
Myrtle Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

The Chattahoochee nature center is just about 45 minutes from Downtown Atlanta is a great place to spend a pleasant Saturday or Sunday afternoon. A lot of live animals. The River along side of the park is nice and comforting Bring the kids because there is a lot of things to see and do for them. This place is great... More 

Thank koshinski187
Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We really enjoy going t the Nature Center. Recently they had a Farm Days festival and our son loved getting to see all the animals. On a daily basis they have plenty to see and enjoy no matter your age. The center is well laid out and the paths are easy to follow.

Thank SWCortez
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Really wasn't expecting much but was impressed with the facilities and trails. Also a number of woodland creatures in exhibits

Thank Bill C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

I took 4 boys under the age of 9 and my 11 year old daughter. They had a wonderful time and didn't want to leave. We walked thru the hands on museum before going outside to check out the trails. The kids could have spent a day just inside and another day exploring outside.

Thank StathamFamily
Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit here. Took the Homestead, River Boardwalk and other paths. Nice walking paths, very well maintained. Also enjoyed the eagle aviary. We were thinking there would be more river views. Probably better suited for kids; they seemed to be loving it!

Thank JimandMarty
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

I have a 2.5 year old and he absolutely loved the nature center. We were there for 2 hours and didn't even explore half of the grounds. I let him lead the way and he was so thrilled that he could touch and explore versus being told no. There are exhibits inside and outside so there is some relief from... More 

Thank Lauren W

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