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Croydon Creek Nature Center

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Pleasant surprise

We had a great time. We arrived during lunch time for the turtles. My nine year old boys loved... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2018
Heather C
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An Unexpected Delight

I needed to get away during the workday and found this lovely park. The rocky cascade/waterfall... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2018
Silver Spring, Maryland
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  • Average16%
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Aug 9, 2018
“Pleasant surprise”
Mar 30, 2018
“An Unexpected Delight”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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852 Avery Rd, Rockville, MD 20851-1057
+1 240-314-8770
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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time. We arrived during lunch time for the turtles. My nine year old boys loved watching the turtles get fed. We also took a short hike to the creek.

Thank Heather C
Reviewed March 30, 2018

I needed to get away during the workday and found this lovely park. The rocky cascade/waterfall was such a lovely surprise. I plan to come back on a weekend when I have more time to enjoy it. If you work in Rockville and need a...More

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Reviewed July 22, 2017

Out of Towners might not realize this Nature Center is tucked in behind the Glenview Mansion grounds. The "mini zoo" and displays are in a relaxing setting and are an excellent way for natives and weary tourist to unwind.

Thank Svennicht
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Love bringing my kids to this nature center. The hiking is fun and the park guides are always so helpful.

Thank Kara H
Reviewed September 14, 2016

You can learn about local plants and animals. Sometimes there are special events for children. There are some short trails, perhaps a mile long. Glenview Mansion is about 1/2 mile away, and it has interesting gardens to walk in even if it is closed. (There...More

Thank Zachary L
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Interesting realistic hands-on nature center, short trail down to serene waterfall and pool. The walk up is just challenging enough for a good workout.

Thank Tim F
Reviewed August 10, 2016

Croyden Creek is a good place to take children for special programs offered. They'll learn about invasive plants, local animals, water conservation etc.

Thank Dayle M
Reviewed August 8, 2016

The nature center has some reptiles and a nice cross cut hive where you can watch bee activity up close. It's fun to try to find the queen. The trails are great local hidden gems, mostly following a creek. There are three trails - one...More

Thank IntrepidFromDC
Reviewed May 23, 2016

Our playgroup has met up at Croydon Creek several times during the winter and on rainy days. The facility is maintained well and barely used during the week. There is a room with animals in terrariums (turtles, snakes, lizards) and toys and puzzles. There is...More

Thank Susie G
Reviewed January 14, 2016

Great place for a birthday party! There's a large party room (near a kitchenette with fridge and sink access) with several tables and plenty of floor space for the center's guide to show the kids a few animals up close. Due to the weather, the...More

Thank DestructoCat
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