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Brookside Nature Center

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1400 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton Regional Park, Wheaton, MD 20902-1361
+1 301-946-9071
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Great place to visit especially with kids. Big pond outside and many interesting and educational... read more

Reviewed December 16, 2015
Lincoln117
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Rockville, Maryland
Simply breathtaking. Romantic for two. Great place for a family to unwind.

This is the place to unwind, along with the Botanical Gardens, Pine Lake, and the Japanese Tea... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2015
HickoryRidge
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Greenbelt, Maryland
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1400 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton Regional Park, Wheaton, MD 20902-1361
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Reviewed December 16, 2015

Great place to visit especially with kids. Big pond outside and many interesting and educational things in the building.

Thank Lincoln117
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Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is the place to unwind, along with the Botanical Gardens, Pine Lake, and the Japanese Tea House. You can go horse riding nearby. When most people thing of Wheaton, they think of the shopping center. This is a world away. Take a load off...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2015

A wonderful complement to the Brookside Gardens, the Brookside Nature Center is both educational and fun. Wonderful displays of local plants and blossoms (sometimes there are photo exhibits with striking images for purchase), and knowledgeable staff who seem to delight in sharing information. Be sure...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2015

What a fun place for a walk. You can walk for miles or just a little. I particularly enjoy the paths that go along the water.

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Reviewed July 1, 2015

Visit the gardens and the green house. Be sure to walk back to the lake and gazebo, that is the best part. Be sure to park legally!

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Reviewed March 25, 2015

A wonderful family destination. The gardens ar well maintained and attractive throughout the year. The perfect place to forget the cares of the day.

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Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

No matter what the season, there is always something new and wonderful to see. Of course spring and summer showcase the gorgeous glowers, especially the roses, but i love comi g jere in the winter, when everything else os gloomy. The conservatory is open year...More

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Reviewed January 4, 2015

I like everything about the place. Apart from being a botanical garden, provides a pleasant environment for all ages. Children have their own area, families can enjoy walking with their children, and anybody can forget there the multiple worries of the world. It is mainly...More

Thank Tavole
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Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

I have been going to this lovely place for the past 25 years. I live in Virginia but don't mind the 40 minute drive to a well maintained and peaceful spot. It is tucked away in a residential neighborhood so there is no traffic noise...More

Thank Maura M
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Reviewed October 4, 2014

The Nature Center is next to the Brookside Gardens and the Regional Park. It's a really pleasant place with a large nature exploration area for children. I'm sure that it's a great place to take your kids and teach them about nature.

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As far as I know you can eat in the Nature center where it is cool. There are alot of places on the grounds that would be fine for a picnic. There are geese and ducks on the grounds so be aware of them. Enjoy the pretty... More
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