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Chippewa Nature Center

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Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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We visited CNC on a whim one Saturday, driving from about 1hr 20 minutes away. It was totally... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Thomas S
Lansing, Michigan
Plan to spend a good part of your day

We didn't have a lot of time to spend the day we went...but was so impressed with what we saw will... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2019
Sarnia, Canada
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited CNC on a whim one Saturday, driving from about 1hr 20 minutes away. It was totally worth it. We thought we would only spend about an hour here but ended up spending 4 hours, just in the nature center itself. We can't wait...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 25, 2019

Midland is so impressive in so many ways. We were overwhelmed at all the city and the area have built. One of the best is the Chippewa Nature Center. Our city, four times as large as Midland doesn't have anything nearly as impressive. The Nature...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 16, 2019

We didn't have a lot of time to spend the day we went...but was so impressed with what we saw will go back. Part of the building is all windows and stretches out over the water, the water is so clear you can see to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 9, 2019 via mobile

Great place to bike to. Only 3.5 mile woodsy trail from the Tridge in downtown Midland. Super spot to bike to. There’s the nature center main building, a bunch of hiking trails on the main grounds, and the dirt road to the homestead, sugar shack...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

Definitely a great stop for the nature lover! This has a beautiful setting with diverse ecosystems. I was very impressed and want to return when we have more time!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Julie W
Reviewed March 20, 2019

We went there to have family pictures done this past fall. the place was gorgeous for taking pictures

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed January 5, 2019

This is a great spot for the kiddos to go to learn about how life was back in the day and to learn about nature. a great place to explore

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

The Museum explores the Saganaw-Chippewa history and culture.in an informative way. Clear for children but not patronising.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank David S
Reviewed November 4, 2018

The Chippewa Nature Center is a wonderful resource for people in the area and a fun attraction for visiting nature lovers. The Center includes acres of natural land to explore on your own, but they also host events (check their website!) if that's more your...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

It was pouring off and on, so the hike was halted several times. Inside the beautiful building was dulcimer music, as there was a large band playing music! The trails are beautiful, I love the cantilevered part of the building that almost goes over the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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September 4, 2017|
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Response from aburton2 | Reviewed this property |
There is a story time at 9:30 am the first and third Thursdays of the month which is great for a 3 year old. Inside there are interactive exhibits and a little play area with nature toys, my almost 8 year old still likes to... More
Jan C
August 16, 2015|
Response from Orion2014 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, no, dogs are not allowed--leash or not. To quote the CNC: CNC does not allow pets. As a nature center, our primary goal is to help people enjoy and learn about nature. Dogs are a distraction to their owner... More