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Junction City

Milford Nature Center & Fish Hatchery

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Closed Now: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Nice place to visit

Outside of the nature center there is a live bald eagle and a golden feathered eagle on display... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Debbe S
Galion, United States
Nice place to take the kids.

This is a small place; but packed with surprises. Great place to take the kids for an afternoon... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2018
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Hours Today: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3400 Hatchery Dr, Junction City, KS 66441-8651
+1 785-238-2638
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Outside of the nature center there is a live bald eagle and a golden feathered eagle on display together with a bobcat and several owls. Inside the nature center are various displays with live snakes, spiders and prairie dogs together with other displays of fish...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Debbe S
Reviewed November 5, 2018

This is a small place; but packed with surprises. Great place to take the kids for an afternoon adventure. A short trail available; with play area. Inside has interesting displays to see. I am bothered by the lack of "enrichment" tools for captive birds/animals displayed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

While visiting our son stationed at Fort Riley, we were looking for local attractions and were extremely pleased with the Milford Nature Center and Fish Hatchery. Plan to spend at least a couple of hours and enjoy every bit. Don't rush through, there is alot...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 986sallys
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Located a few miles out of Junction City near the lake/dam. More things than I thought would be there. Short hatchery film. Indoor exhibits of live and taxidermy animals. Small butterfly house that is better than many we have been to. Live animals probably are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 519joeb519
Reviewed July 18, 2018

We spend our summer at Milford Lake and find ourselves enjoying the Hatchery as many times as possible. This FREE attraction offers great nature and animal experiences for kids, plus has walking trails and a play area.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MrsKateDixon
Reviewed March 18, 2018

Wanted to pull out my rod and go fishing there... I don't think that would have gone over well with the staff!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Eagle Day(s) is an educational/conservation event about the birds living in Kansas. They take you out on 30 minute bus trips around Milford Lake to view the Bald Eagles and their nests. Nothing beats seeing a Bald Eagle fly over your head. There were also...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank kathleenkegley
Reviewed September 22, 2017

If you are ever in the Junction City, Milford Lake Kansas area and need a reminder of all the joys that nature brings, this is the place to come. There are small walking trails, many species of animals, a fish hatchery, butterfly garden, and the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank 2ROBCR
Reviewed September 6, 2017

I had never been until this last weekend with my grandson and my husband. It has a lot for kids to experience and do. It is very educational for everyone in the family and best of all it is free!! Thats right free!! Well worth...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank KIM H
Reviewed July 26, 2017

Has great hands on activities for the little kids! The video was interesting as well. Not a large place, but nice.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Denise B
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Sheryl D
September 9, 2016|
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The hours vary seasonally. Now that it's Fall they're open M-F 9:00 - 4:30.
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