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VINS Nature Center

#2 of 16 things to do in Quechee Features Animals
6565 Woodstock Road, P.O. Box 1281, Quechee, Hartford, VT 05059
+1 802-359-5000
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Great place for the kids

Wonderful place to see injured birds getting rehabed! my children loved this attraction and will be... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2015
Karen C
Interesting but not particularly handicap accessible

Has a good selection of raptors and the dinosaur exhibit was very informative. Unfortunately the... read more

Reviewed September 11, 2015
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
6565 Woodstock Road, P.O. Box 1281, Quechee, Hartford, VT 05059
+1 802-359-5000
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Reviewed September 13, 2015

Wonderful place to see injured birds getting rehabed! my children loved this attraction and will be back soon! the grounds were kept up well and are in great condition.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed September 11, 2015

Has a good selection of raptors and the dinosaur exhibit was very informative. Unfortunately the trails were difficult to maneuver with a wheelchair. Had to cut short the visit due to the hills and gravel trails.

Thank CWOKen
Reviewed September 10, 2015

Thought this was a bit pricing when we first arrived but worth every penny and more by the time we left. What this place does for injured birds and turtle is wonderful. The provide very specific and interesting information on their resident birds and reptiles,...More

Thank jelisel
Reviewed September 7, 2015

Relaxing, interesting and Informative - self guided and optional information sessions you can attend.

Thank Peg F
Reviewed September 4, 2015

I often take out of town guests here….the birds are very impressive, as is as all the detailed information posted to read about each bird. And, people who work there give demonstrations of certain bird's traits, skills, abilities.

Thank NHethel
Reviewed September 3, 2015

Visited for the second time in three years with our grand children. Both, boy 9 and girl 5 were interested observers of the various birds and brought home educational material, encouraging them to look for the birds the neighborhood and at home. Certainly a worthwhile...More

Thank hene57
Reviewed August 25, 2015

The birds are amazing. You rarely see so many different kinds of large birds in one place. These are all being rehabilitated. The work that they do definitely warrants the admission price.

Thank vanessaw1121
Reviewed August 17, 2015

if you like nature, GO! great place to learn about and see up close birds of prey. very nice grounds for a short hike, and good programs on the birds and nature

Thank Rachel G
Reviewed August 17, 2015

I love this place you can see a lot of raptors that are in large caged areas . They have all been hurt and are there because they can not live on there own . They have a wonderful lecture so plan on staying to...More

Thank CarolynCavalieri
Reviewed August 8, 2015

We arrived at VINS in time to see the Owl presentation. The girl was well-informed & I learned a lot. She showed us several different owls & we were able to get up close at the end of the program. VINS cares for many raptors...More

Thank gsquaredUrbana_IL
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Mary L
what are the hours of operation and the cost of admission
September 21, 2015|
Response from Mb300sr | Reviewed this property |
can't remember. best to google.
Mary L
what hours are they open and what is the cost of admission ?
September 21, 2015|
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Response from NHethel | Reviewed this property |
10-5 until Nov. 1 when it switches to 10-4 ADMISSION Adults: $13.50 Seniors (62 plus): $12.50 Youth (4-17): $11.50 Children 3 and under: Free VINS Members: Free
Velora F
My questions are as follows; I. Are photographs allowed? Naturally not using a flash 2 Are the birds easily photographed? 3. Are some of the birds on exhibit not behind wire or glass/Plexiglas enclosures ? I will becoming from the Wesy Coast so want to make the most of my experience. Thank you Jim
September 12, 2015|
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Response from jelisel | Reviewed this property |
I could not have said it any better than the answers posted by tajinx. Regardless of the ability to photograph or not, the experience of VINS is worth it. If you choose to have pictures without mesh in them, may I suggest... More