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Indian Creek Nature Center

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Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Cool place to hike and see outdoor events

Really enjoyed the indoor bird sanctuary as it was a need little air conditioned wing of building... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Glenn P
Maple Syrup Festival

Once again we had a great day at the Indian Creek Nature Center Maple Syrup Festival. Wet and heavy... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2018
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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“pancakes”(3 reviews)
“hiking trails”(2 reviews)
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5300 Otis Rd SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the indoor bird sanctuary as it was a need little air conditioned wing of building where you can watch birds outside on feeders. There are some comfy chairs and easily to access reference material for identifying birds. Maps of the trails were kind...More

Thank Glenn P
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

Once again we had a great day at the Indian Creek Nature Center Maple Syrup Festival. Wet and heavy snow would never deter us. Hot pancakes cooked outdoors on the grill, then smothered with maple syrup while we sat in the cozy indoors listening to...More

1  Thank jeffhL8640II
Reviewed January 28, 2018

A great place to walk with friends, family or dogs. Interesting displays and informed people to talk with about the out doors and nature. A must visit for anyone.

1  Thank 123rtyu
Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

A little late in posting, but loved the Creekside concert we attended at the Nature Center in August. The amphitheater is a beautiful setting nestled in the woods. The seating is tiered and makes for an intimate concert setting. Food trucks, wine and beer made...More

2  Thank jeffhL8640II
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

A wide variety of trails for different levels. We did a woodland and a prairie hike. Would be a great place to take the kids. The bird Library was so peaceful.

1  Thank cmbarth1015
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Indian Creek Nature Center has beautiful surroundings outside as well as inside. Easy to get to and learning areas inside will capture adult and children's imagination. You can even meet a fox!

1  Thank kanti33
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

We visited after a camping trip with our kids, ages 4, 10, and 12. It was extremely hot, so we didn't spend a ton of time here. This place is very cool and is still a work in progress. The kids played with a sand...More

1  Thank Jaime M
Reviewed May 31, 2017

I have visited the nature center several times and it is a beautiful setting. It is a great place to take children to get back to nature or just take a walk on a nice day.

1  Thank kmbrown021393
Reviewed May 25, 2017

I went for the maple syrup making event. I was able to view the entire process, from tapping the trees to eating the syrup.

Thank Tim10sne1
Reviewed April 27, 2017

A nice large center, with lots of acreage around it for natural beauty as well. Plenty of parking it's set up nicely for both kids and adults too.

Thank Bernardo F
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