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Tanglewood Nature Center & Museum

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Grandson loved program

There was a program for kids and my grandson loved it. I think it was July. Hands on animal. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mecklenburg, New York
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Field trip

I went with a school for a field trip. The workers set up a scavenger hunt/team work program that... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2018
Elmira, New York
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Nine miles of scenic trails in the Finger Lakes area that begin at the Nature Center allow you to experience the natural beauty of the Chemung Valley first-hand. We offer hiking year-round and winter activities including snowshoe rentals and GPS...more
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443 Coleman Ave, Elmira, NY 14903-9311
+1 607-732-6060
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There was a program for kids and my grandson loved it. I think it was July. Hands on animal. The woman was wonderful explaining things to kids. He enjoyed it very much

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kathy1204
Reviewed July 19, 2018

Small indoors with snakes & amphibians plus a couple live animals. Well kept. Has a number of hiking trails, some with elevations, but trails are often through tall grass and center has tick warning signs posted. Location is a couple miles up a road so...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Randyrags
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

I went with a school for a field trip. The workers set up a scavenger hunt/team work program that was very fun. The students enjoyed hiking, fishing, identifying animals, building a raft, and a bunch of other stations. At the end, we had a picnic...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ThisisBox
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

Took grandson on a walk through the trails and building. It was, really an enjoyible couple of hours.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Robert R
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here after watching the gliders nearby. We didn't walk on any of the trails, but went to the visitors center. Two volunteers were giving a 6 month old ferret a bath when we walked in! He was adorable, esp. when he shook off...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Barbara R
Reviewed February 28, 2017

I've seen walking, running, and biking on these trails. I recommend wearing sturdy shoes, as it can be muddy at times. The trails are well maintained and there are options from a half mile walk to over 3 miles. You can also choose a route...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Ashley G
Reviewed February 21, 2017

This is a great natural beauty that can be found in our area. You can follow the trails and see the birds and other animals found in our area. Schools can take field trips and learn about the animals that are natural to this area....More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank StaceyH1549
Reviewed February 20, 2017

While on vacation in Elmira and surrounding area we decided to give Nature Center a try. I am sure it is the wrong time of year for it. We did go onside and pretty much all there was to do was to look at mostly...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Linda A
Reviewed February 17, 2017

Nice trails, knowledgeable staff, great location, have been many times, will go back. Recommended for families with younger kids (10 and under)

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank aircotim
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

This beautiful escape from town it's a great place to take your children. I went with my mother grandmother and six-year-old set and we all enjoyed and saw beautiful creatures. Fun walk not very busy and friendly staff would suggest for a fun afternoon

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank 786jamiem
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