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Cayuga Nature Center

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Address: 1420 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-9510
Phone Number: (607) 273-6260
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Great treehouse!

The Cayuga Nature Center is great low-tech fun. The kids and I always have a great time climbing in the treehouse, hiking the grounds, seeing the animals and learning some fun... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
DayTripper1630
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Buffalo, New York
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Lavallette, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Great treehouse for 4-8 year olds who like to climb. Main building has lots of good exhibits plus a couple trails with a great view of.Denison Falls. Geared for younger kids

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The Cayuga Nature Center is great low-tech fun. The kids and I always have a great time climbing in the treehouse, hiking the grounds, seeing the animals and learning some fun facts about our world. Just another fun family spot in Ithaca.

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Oakdale, Connecticut
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This was the highlight of the sightseeing portion of our trip. It was an easy walk from the parking area to the scenic overlook. We met some locals who gave us a good history of the falls, including a story about a Rod Serling episode of a Twi light zone show that featured a picture of the Falls

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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Great place to hike and see the beautiful falls and check out the tree house. WE stopped on our way to somewhere else, or we would have stayed longer.

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Ithaca, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

The tree-house alone, "Tree-tops" makes this a wonderful, whimsical experience in nature. The Nature Center also has an historic place in time that is interesting and unusual. Add some great hike/walks and you can enjoy one to two hours of very special "Ithaca nature"

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Glen Ridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Amazing historic area with an easy trail and a magical waterfall. Easy level trail is good for small children.

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Ithaca, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The nature center is located in a beautiful area not far from Taughannock Falls. I went there to learn about how maple syrup is made and to sample it on a pancake breakfast! Wonderful for everybody...kids and adults.

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Hatfield, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Amazing sites! took the 3/4 mile trail. There were 2 other trails that lead to the top of the gorge. 1 1/2 mi and 1 1/8 mi trails.

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Thank Karen S
Dover, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

After visiting the Paleontological Research Institution’s Museum of the Earth, I drove a short distance to the Cayuga Nature Center, its other facility. Museum of the Earth is about eons past; the Cayuga Nature Center is about the present day. Its displays include live birds and animals, fossils, mounted specimens, recorded bird calls, and interactive exhibits. Admission fees were: $5.00... More 

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Stormville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The nature center has been under going some renovations and is looking great! We only went for the giant treehouse which is the reason for the 4 green dots. It is hours of fun for the kids and adults. A short, not treacherous walk from the main building and there you are, a 3 story treehouse overlooking a gorge! Great... More 

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