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“Nice hike and nature museum.”
Review of Cradle of Forestry

Cradle of Forestry
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Temporarily Closed Continuing a legacy of forest conservation history, the Cradle of Forestry offers a snap shot of life at America's first school of Forestry along the Biltmore Campus Trail. You can also take a picturesque walk along the Forest Festival Trail complete with a restored 1914 logging locomotive, or take a simulated ride with firefighters aboard a helicopter on their way to a roaring fire in the wilds of Idaho in the Forest Discovery Center Exhibit Hall. Come explore the sights and sounds, check out the events and activities, and plan your adventure at the birthplace of Forest Conservation in America - the Cradle of Forestry in America. We are CLOSED November-March.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Not a very big nature museum but a nice stop. The outdoor path is better. We strolled thru pretty quickly

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Reviewed October 7, 2012

The information you can gather is the best. The old structures and area are great. Picnic area also worth it. Just the information on how our forests grew to be was good.

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Reviewed October 5, 2012

Well presented historical site - interesting and entertaining. The Visitors Centre is large and has good facilities (shop, cafe, history) and caters to young and old. The walking track is beautiful and the historic buildings are very well presented. Well worth a visit.

Thank BrettJR
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

The Cradle of Forestry is an excellent example historical preservation. I have been to the Cradle numerous times and have been intrigued each time. The old buildings are wonderful. They have been very well kept by the volunteers and government. It truly is like walking back in time.

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Reviewed September 23, 2012

I enjoy everything about this place. The walk around the history trails and learning about the forestry schooland some of the hardships they had. it's a great place to take the kids and or grandkids!

Thank Sheila m
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