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Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center

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Great Place to Bring the Kids and for Birdwatching!

We love visiting DPNC. When our kids were younger we visited several times,and now we bring the... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2019
FamilygirlMidwest
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Nature at its' best!

You won't regret a visit to this wonderful facility. Good for the old and for the young... and... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
Ken J
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4500 Sioux River Rd, Sioux City, IA 51109-1657
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Reviewed March 11, 2019

We love visiting DPNC. When our kids were younger we visited several times,and now we bring the grandkids when they visit from the Des Moines area. The inside of the visitor center is updated and always clean, plus has a lot of fun activities to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

You won't regret a visit to this wonderful facility. Good for the old and for the young... and everybody in between. Take your time and rest your soul.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ken J
Reviewed December 12, 2018

This is very educational on history, prarrie, and wildlife.Very enjoyable, and will stick with you. Bring the family

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bill B
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We enjoyed visiting here. The visitor center was nice with several exhibits. There were great trails for hiking. We only hiked one short loop as the weather was not very good, but would have liked to do more.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

Although the Nature Center display area is somewhat small, they have quite a few exhibits to see and several interactive exhibits for children. They also have an outdoor raptor exhibit and quite a few hiking trails. We also enjoyed watching all the birds at their...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank IA-bolledudes
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

The Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center is not only a great educational facility. It’s a great park and nature preserve. The Nature Centers hands on exhibits on how the Loess Hills were formed are a great learning tool and resource. It also builds on that too...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

I was looking for things to do in Sioux City Iowa that my five-year-old would enjoy this was hands down one of her favorite things. They had lots of animals to see, lots of nice hiking trails, pretty good playground. Saw lots of turkeys and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

They have a great indoor center with interactive stations, but outside they have a very cool playground! A lot of it blends in with nature and helps kids get interested in nature.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank DanielleandKelly
Reviewed July 5, 2017

Looking for something new, we decided to see if this nature center was open on a holiday. Fortunate for us - it was! We found well maintained and well marked trails. Thick mulch softens your steps, Different birds sang as we hiked most of the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank ILUV2SEE
Reviewed June 18, 2017

Fun place to roam around and explore. Not a large place, but a good outing. Staff is friendly and very clean.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank GinaKat
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