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Quarry Hill Nature Center

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Quarry Hill is not only amazing for nature walks, but the cross country skiing is amazing (you can... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
kateRochester_Mn
Excellent park to visit

This is a wonderful park to visit, for children and adults! Great place to sit and meditate to get... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
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Rochester, Minnesota
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Enjoy the beauty and habitat of southeastern Minnesota by hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, or snowshoeing the meadows, flood plain and upland forests on the 5 miles of trails covering 320 acres. Park land features a former working quarry, the...more
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701 Silver Creek Rd NE, Rochester, MN 55906-4504
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

Quarry Hill is not only amazing for nature walks, but the cross country skiing is amazing (you can rent skis and snow shoes) and adventuring through the old quarry with kids is a blast. The nature Center has summer programs for young kids to mid...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful park to visit, for children and adults! Great place to sit and meditate to get in touch with nature. To observe small critters and winged creatures. The last time I was there I saw a deer with her fawn. Pleasant and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

This is the place to take your kids if you are trying to find something to do. The animals are fun to watch and they have fun hiking trails for the kids.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lovellnaomi
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Lots to see and learn and plenty of wild park space to burn off energy. Free too. Can't beat it for a day out.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

This place has so much to do. The cross country skiing is excellent, the hiking is invigorating and there is a surprise around every corner.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kathy T
Reviewed November 9, 2018

We’ve been to the Quarry Hill Nature Center many times over the years we have lived in Rochester. Both with and without children and grandchildren. The place is interesting either way. And close to town. For the kids there is a big fish tank with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ed F
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

What a fun and interesting learning experience we were able to do with my daughter and grandchildren! The participants were in character and kept us all interested! It wasn’t too long of a hike for little and older... legs. The staff was knowledgeable and made...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sherpa722916
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

The nature center itself is so well done, with tons of animals to see. The hike to find fossils was easy enough for our 2.5 year old and the center staff had great tips. We actually found a few to bring home! A lovely morning....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Onlyzuul
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Great hiking trails leading up to the visitor center. Huge aquarium, bee hive and bird viewing area. Really unexpected but a nice getaway.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bendupree00
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Very nice and helpful people there. Many great exhibits and walking trails with ponds for young people to practice fishing. Saw a young fellow catch several small bluegills.

Date of experience: August 2018
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