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Address: 6500 Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas, TX 75217-5648
Phone Number: 214-398-(8722)
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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At 6,000 acres, the Great Trinity Forest is the largest urban hardwood...

At 6,000 acres, the Great Trinity Forest is the largest urban hardwood forest in the United States. The Great Trinity Forest supports a diverse community of plant and animal species and contains a unique mixture of bottomland hardwoods, aquatic and wetland systems and grasslands. The Trinity River Audubon Center, opened October 2008, and serves as the gateway to explore these amazing resources. Visitors have the opportunity to explore hands-on exhibits; miles of nature viewing trails; the Children’s Discovery Garden; and sustainable building features including a vegetated roof, rainwater collection system, energy efficient systems, and recycled materials.

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Great place to take your kids

Learn about native grasses, plants and animals. Diamond in the ruff. Outdoor adventure with exploring the woods and creeks.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Blon2be
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Learn about native grasses, plants and animals. Diamond in the ruff. Outdoor adventure with exploring the woods and creeks.

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Thank Blon2be
Lexington, OK
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Very nice place to explore habitat within the city of Dallas. Very informative and educational about Dallas and its history. Unbelievable to have this so close to the city.

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Thank Evecat
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I went with my daughter and grandson and we enjoyed walking the trails and identifying the plants and birds. My grandson got a book on birds and we looked up the ones that we saw. It was a relaxing walk of about 2 1/2 miles as we walked more than one trail. I especially recommend the watching tower at the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This place is 20 minutes south of downtown. While the main building itself is impressive architecturally speaking, the surrounding grounds are nothing to look at unless you have a special appreciation for natural-state grasslands and wetlands. The local bird and wildlife population is sparse to limited depending on the season. I financially support this place because I believe in their... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

This is in no way a fault of the center, but we went on a cloudy day and as soon as we stepped outside, it started pouring. I left the wife and daughter at the center to peruse the exhibits while I walked alongside the river, which had half submerged some of the trees. Even on a bad day like... More 

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Pearce, Arizona
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Our family used a meeting room for a reunion, and the venue was perfect for all ages. Although it feels very secluded and remote, it is quite close to Loop 12 and highway175. It's a perfect place for hiking and enjoying nature. The employees are friendly and seem to really enjoy their jobs. Great for all ages.

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Thank Anna N
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

After a heavy rains and the river well out of its banks, the unique purpose if the center and site was showcased as to the impact of urbanization on downriver wilderness areas. What an experience! Excellent exhibits indoors and environmental learning opportunities outdoors. Looking forward to a future dryer visit for exploring the trails.

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Thank 55LoneStar
Murphy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

There are trails here for hiking and birding. Check to see what programs and events they might be offering before you go. One of my favorites is the Owl Prowl which is an evening walk where a guide will help identify some of the different owls you might hear.

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Texas
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

Great nature center with 6 walking trails ranging from .20 mile to 1.0 mile. There is also a bike trail that's 1.0 mile leading out to the Trinity Bridge. We headed here on a spur of the moment and really enjoyed it. We spent 90 minutes walking around the trails, some of which are right beside the Trinity River. We... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

The trails are cool, not much of a draw. There are other trails in the dfw area that are better. The little museum inside isn't much. If you're outdoorsy, it's worth checking out. If you're not outdoorsy, but want an outdoorsy adventure there are better places.

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