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“A Gem in Jamestown”

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Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History
Ranked #5 of 16 things to do in Jamestown
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Trent Hills, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
292 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“A Gem in Jamestown”
Reviewed March 2, 2014

Even if you are not a big bird / nature fancier this is a great place to visit if only for the magnificent architecture of the building. A very peaceful location almost in the city of Jamestown. Beautiful walking trails and a museum / library profiling the work of Roger Tory Peterson. One weakness - not enough information on the man himself. They need a description of the man and his work as you enter the facility.

Visited March 2014
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Have a Field Guide to the Birds?”
Reviewed November 30, 2013

If you have a Field Guide to the Birds, or any other Field Guide, you know of Roger Tory Peterson
Roger Tory Peterson grew up in Jamestown, roaming the fields and woods not far from here. Much of his works is being housed in the extensive library, along with changing exhibits and gift shop.

Visited September 2013
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Pittsburgh
Level 6 Contributor
90 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Stunning architecture”
Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous building. Original artwork. Amazing exhibits. Viewing spots and trails. If you are a birder or wildlife lover, you owe yourself a visit.

Visited September 2013
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Bay Village, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
196 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Very Nice Place To Visit”
Reviewed September 14, 2013

This is a stunning building when you walk up to it.
The art work and information inside is just great.
We were only there for about an hour, but could easily have made an afternoon of it.
They also have hiking trails for those who want to get out and about.

Visited September 2013
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West Hartford, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Worth the Trip”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

The institute is a new facility that is quality educational and natural history center. It's ground are lovely, it's library is extensive and the art work in amazing. If you are a birder be sure to go, is you enjoy the art of nature by all means go, the grounds are very family and child friendly especially when there are educational programs being offered. When in the Jamestown area this definitely an activity that should not be missed.

Visited August 2013
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