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Nixon Park Nature Center

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Great Educational Park

We have been to Nixon Park many times. We hiked on our own and have taken guided walking tours... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
want2BinDW
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York, Pennsylvania
Wonderful for the entire family

Nixon Park is perfect for any type of weather. On a nice day, explore the outside trails and enjoy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MommaBecks
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Glen Rock, Pennsylvania
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5922 Nixon Dr, York, PA 17403-9367
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Nixon Park many times. We hiked on our own and have taken guided walking tours. We have attended several educational sessions to learn about birds, plants and many different things.Inside is a mini museum which everyone should visit as well while...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nixon Park is perfect for any type of weather. On a nice day, explore the outside trails and enjoy the beauty of nature. There are even some paved trails for wheelchairs and strollers. If it's cold or rainy, the inside exhibits are outstanding.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MommaBecks
Reviewed June 19, 2019

Great park for young kids. Love the animal museum and frog pond. Lots of easy hiking trails make it a great day trip with the kids.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 9, 2019

This is a gem of a nature center and park off the beaten path. I was surprised and impressed by how much they have in their exhibits.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 3, 2019

I chaperoned a field trip to Nixon Park today with my 2nd grader, his class, and 2 other classes. We had been to the park and nature center before for Reptile Week, Go York!, and hiking, but we had never experienced an elementary field trip...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

I had an hour to kill in Jacobus PA and took an easy hike at Nixon Park. There are lots of trails. I took a relaxing one along the creek. Crystal water and falling leaves of gold and red, purple and brown made a beautiful...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Patrick V
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Just a well kept beautiful place to visit expect to spend two or so hours here and it’s free of charge great for all ages

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

They have nice hiking trails, but disappointed we were not allowed to have our dogs anywhere in the park, as I like to take them with me, I probably won't go back. But over all a nice park.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Kimberly M
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I've been here to do the center on our own and also with a school field trip. Both experiences were fantastic. There's plenty of hands on learning. The staff is great and the other patrons are always friendly.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KMills4489
Reviewed August 1, 2018

A hidden gem just 10 miles south of downtown York. Free. Dropped in when in York. State Park Nature Center with so many hands-on activities for children. Seriously well-planned with a number of areas focusing on various York County environment - soil, rocks, birds, animals,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Linda A
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No, but there is a nice little bakery in Jacobus.
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