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Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge

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Address: 9601 Fossil Ridge Road, Fort Worth, TX 76135
Phone Number: +1 817-392-7410
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Peaceful nature reserve located just ten miles away from downtown Fort...

Peaceful nature reserve located just ten miles away from downtown Fort Worth; amenities and attractions include 20 miles of hiking trails, a resident bison herd and prairie dog colony, a marsh boardwalk and the Hardwicke Interpretive Center. Professional naturalists offer a wide variety of programs, classes and guided hikes each week.

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Very nice place to relax and enjoy nature

In the area for work .So was looking to relax and enjoy the area Spent the day hiking and enjoying the natural Area at its best . Many trails and they have classes and some... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 21, 2016
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Texas
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

In the area for work .So was looking to relax and enjoy the area Spent the day hiking and enjoying the natural Area at its best . Many trails and they have classes and some exhibits there also .

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Thank TexasTravelernow
Rob D, Manager at Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, responded to this review

So glad that you had a chance to visit the FWNC&R as a respite from work. Hopefully you can return to see the Refuge during the different seasons as it changes almost daily. Thanks for the great review! More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Spent and half day here and enjoyed it so much I went back the next day. Lot's of wildlife and birds and numerous hiking trails and entire family can enjoy.

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Rob D, Manager at Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We hope that you make many return visits! More 

Keller, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

I signed my 3 year old up for a preschool discovery course. It was $8 on top of the entrance fee. She absolutely loved it!! They painted, read, took a small hike, fed titles and alligators, and lots more. The teachers were wonderful! It was definitely worth the $8!!

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Rob D, Manager at Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, responded to this review

Glad to know that your child enjoyed the Preschool Discovery Club! Helping our youngest naturalists enjoy the natural world is one of our favorite activities. More 

Livingston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

This is a very cool place to hike around and take in the scenery around the outskirts of Ft. Worth. The visitor center has some cool exhibits including live reptiles and fish. The trails are and traverse different types of landscapes including marshes and fields. The entrance fee of $5 per person is well worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

I really love the Fort Worth Nature Center! All of my friends eventually have to visit here with me. There is great hiking. You can rent canoes. There's a wonderful nature center. You can see prairie dogs and the buffalo. My favorite hike in FW is the canyon ridge trail but be warned it is a bit challenging. The boardwalk... More 

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Dunnellon, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We visited Texas to visit our daughter and son in law. It was a beuatiful place to walk and enjoy the day.

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Rob D, Manager at Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! The Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge is indeed a beautiful piece of Texas. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

A beautiful place to hike, explore, and enjoy Texas nature. There are numerous hiking trails and rest stops along the way. Be sure to bring your camera for some pictures you will not want to miss.

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Rob D, Manager at Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Michelle. We are thrilled that you value the Nature Center for hiking, exploring and enjoying Texas nature! Be sure to visit during different seasons because the FWNC&R changes constantly. Who knows what you will find on your next visit! More 

San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

I went with a friend and her son on a week day. It was shortly after there had been a LOT of rain, so many of the trails were closed due to flooding. It was lovely to drive around and their nature center has some great things to see. Helpful educators are happy to share information. I would definitely visit... More 

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Suzanne T, Manager at Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us, Lisa, and for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to your next visit! More 

Geneseo, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

This is the largest Nature center in the us own by a city. There is a child size village, and an old car that has been there since the 60s or so, before it was built. You can go a hundred times and see new stuff everytime. I love hiking here Oh and you cant forget the buffalo and prarie... More 

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Suzanne T, Manager at Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, responded to this review

Thanks for your generous review, krysjo66! We appreciate your support and are glad you've visited here often. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

It was the first time I've been there and my brother and I hiked Canyon Ridge Trail. It was fantastic. I only wish that they had a couple signs along the way so you know you haven't gone off the path.

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Suzanne T, Manager at Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, Naomi. I'll pass your signage suggestion on to our maintenance team for investigation. I hope you and your brother will visit us again soon! More 

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