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Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Beautiful Place

We enjoyed visiting here. The visitor center was nice with several exhibits. There were great... read more

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Judy S
Small but Worth a Visit

Although the Nature Center display area is somewhat small, they have quite a few exhibits to see... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Davenport, Iowa
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4500 Sioux River Rd, Sioux City, IA 51109-1657
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Reviewed yesterday

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.

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

2  Thank livinit14
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

Thank Kristy F
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.

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

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.

Thank GinaKat
Reviewed May 8, 2017

enjoyed the hiking trails; very well marked. Great views. admission was free. has a place for birds of prey, place for bird watching.

Thank Andrea W
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Very nice nature center with a lot of things to see inside and out. Great play center outside. There is an owl and hawk that sustained injuries great enough to not be released so you are able to see them outside along with a small...More

Thank NWIowamom
Reviewed November 16, 2016

My grandsons grad pictures were taken at Dorothy Pecaut nature center..by the bridge, on the walking trails. My grandkids like to see and read about all the animals displayed inside.

Thank Brenda R
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