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“Stamford's Best!”

Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Stamford
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Seasonal fun awaits you at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. The 118-acre property is home to Heckscher Farm, an 18-acre working farm; Overbrook Nature Center; the Bendel Mansion, with changing exhibitions and pieces from the Museum’s permanent collection; an otter pond; Nature’s Playground; the Stamford Observatory; Animal Embassy; and more than 80 acres of hiking trails. The Wheels in the Woods Trail provides a universally accessible nature trail. Come discover, learn, and enjoy!
Barrington, Rhode Island
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35 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Stamford's Best!”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

SM&NC is the best place in all of Stamford. Great trails, a playground, a farm, a museum. Beautiful foliage in the fall, a gorgeous rushing brook in the spring, a snowy playground in the winter, and plenty of shady areas in the summer. We have been members for 5 years and plan to be for many more. A really, great, GREAT gem in the city!

Visited November 2013
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Flower Mound, Texas
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great Place to educate the kids and have fun”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

I have been going here since I was a young boy and wanted to learn about both science and nature. The exhibits and trails do not disappoint. For those looking for a wonderful way to both exercise and enjoy nature, the trails are fabulous.

I always enjoy reading the information for the exhibits and learning more about the climate, wildlife, and environment in Connecticut.

Visited September 2013
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Stamford
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Fun outing”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Great farm with lots of animals. Interesting visiting exhibits in the museum. There are several hiking trails which are family friendly. Only complaint would be the cost. It was much better when admission was free for Stamford residents on Wednesdays.

Visited June 2013
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Stamford, Connecticut
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61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Kid friendly”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Just visited for half day. Was great for grandson.....liked it all...will return in the fall as the trails should be beautiful

Visited June 2013
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Stamford, Connecticut
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128 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Wonderful year round place for families, particularly children”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

The center is well run with a variety of things to do. One can walk in the woods, play in the great playground with a birds nest, visit the animals (my favorite are the otters), picnic by the lake or visit the exhibits. They do special events year round and all are interesting. They also involve the community, such as the boy scouts. In addition, they have summer classes for all ages. it is great for a short midweek visit or a day long outing.

Visited January 2013
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