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Cayuga Nature Center

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1420 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-9510
+1 607-273-6260
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Treehouse is the star of the show

The tree house is certainly the star of the show here. We climbed to the top and told stories as if... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2018
Heather S
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Finding the Treehouse

Remodeling and updating displays. Beautiful safe hike with birds and animals to see. Short walk... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
nreidy
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Horseheads, New York
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The Cayuga Nature Center, a public education venue of the Paleontological Research Institution (PRI), provides an opportunity for nature enthusiasts of all ages to learn about environmental and outdoor education in a fun and engaging way.Exhibits at Cayuga Nature Center enhance the amazing educational resources the outdoor world provides; since merging with PRI in 2011, renovated indoor and outdoor exhibits have transform the Nature Center into an engaging, dynamic center for nature, science, and recreation. Our visitors will use all of their senses to learn about the complexity of our environment, participate in preserving and protecting Earth’s resources, and more fully understand their roles in our world.
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  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“live animals” (5 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1420 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-9510
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+1 607-273-6260
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

The tree house is certainly the star of the show here. We climbed to the top and told stories as if we were kids. It’s a real treat.

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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Remodeling and updating displays. Beautiful safe hike with birds and animals to see. Short walk brings you to a five story tree house that is a safe playground to explore.

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Reviewed February 19, 2018

We are nature lovers and visited at the request of our college student. It was way more than expected. The displays were well done. The grounds beautiful. The rescued animals well cared for. The treetops Tree house gorgeous. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

This educational nature center includes mounted local animals, good displays but geared to children more than adults. A few live animals but don't expect to photograph them as there are wire barriers. Displays on environment also live invasive fish.

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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

First let me say, I used to love this place! My wife and I got married here, for goodness sake. Each year we come back for a visit, and each year it seems like it's a little more of a business and less of a...More

Thank Josh M
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Georgia L, Public Relations Manager at Cayuga Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2017

Dear Josh, Thank you for sharing your fond memories of the nature center. As you know, the Cayuga Nature Center merged with PRI in 2012. The goal of this merger was to expand both entities’ capabilities to offer natural history education to the public, and...More

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Reviewed July 16, 2017

Cayuga Nature Center continually improves its spaces and its programs. A highlight for visitors young and old is the tree house.

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Reviewed January 5, 2017

I loved getting to see all the wildlife here--the turtles, the birds, and of course the famous fox--but what puts it over the top is the GIGANTIC TREE FORT in the back! The thing is like six stories tall and so much fun to clamber...More

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Reviewed October 8, 2016

Looking for Denison Falls, stopped at Nature Center to inquire location, it was there. The girl at the admissions desk was friendly, told us they were closing in 10 minutes however, we could wander the grounds after the building closed. Since we drove 25 miles...More

1  Thank Darlene K
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Marissa Z, Manager at Cayuga Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2016

Hello Darlene, Unfortunately, this year's drought has taken a toll on many local waterfalls and gorges, including Denison Falls and streams located on our property. The dry conditions have caused many falls to go dry, and we are sad to hear that you were disappointed....More

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Reviewed September 16, 2016

The place is not well kept at all. Weeds everywhere. Mounted animals from 50 years ago falling apart. Butterfly gardens that looked awful. A turkey buzzard, fox, and a hawk was all that they had as animals outside. A tree house for kids. Not much...More

Thank Dennis S
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Marissa Z, Marketing Manager at Cayuga Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2016

Hello Dennis, We truly value the opinions of our visitors and we apologize that we did not meet your expectations. I would love to have the opportunity to speak with you directly to discuss your experience and how we can improve. Please reach out to...More

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Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

My kids go here for summer camp, and it's a great program. We asked our kids to give us a tour of the place. They loved it and enjoyed showing us all their lean-tos they had built, where they cook their fish that they catch...More

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