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interesting nature walk

We encounter a shower rain when we are in there, but I think it was really fun to get wet and... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2018
Tianlan D
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Brooklyn, New York
Mellow Walking.......

The Morningside Nature Center is a wonderful property on which to take a hike. There are great... read more

Reviewed January 29, 2018
Rebecca C
,
Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed October 25, 2016

The fall flowers are just gorgeous and attract a great number and selection of butterflies. However, the nature center and education space appear fairly run down and aren't open on the weekends (the property is, just not the small nature center). But, if you want to see native flowers and butterflies, this may be the best place in the Gainesville area

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank bj2kb
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Reviewed June 8, 2016

Love going to the Morningside Nature Center, especially when they try to make it very 19th century. There are nice farm animals and it attempts to mimic how folks lived in the Reconstruction period in the South.

There are nice trails in this park, but definitely go see the chickens and rams.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Edwin A
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Reviewed April 22, 2016

I've only been when there are no re-enactors. But this is a wonderful park to visit. There is a small cracker homestead and some livestock. There is the most personable cow. Her name is Penny and she likes for her name to be called and she wants all the pettings. All. Of. Them. Your hands will be solid black from all the dirt in her fur. Fear not, there are facilities in which you can wash your hands. However, when you walk away from Penny she will moo mournfully. Having plucked your heartstrings most expertly you will go back and pet her some more.

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed February 27, 2016

We have visited here several times, the first time on a day with no re-enactors and it was a pleasant, pretty and peaceful park. The second time was on a day of living history. How delightful. A working farm, animals, blacksmithing, the house has been restored to it's original including a fascinating loom and amazing kitchen. The people that give the tours and answer questions actually cook food there that you can taste. The people you talk to truly love the homestead and grounds and what they accomplish there with living history. Wish I could rate it higher!

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank ClaudiaP349
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Reviewed February 22, 2016

This is a beautiful park. If you want to take a morning stroll, this is the place. It will sooth your soul.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Debi414
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