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“Small forested nature area”

Valley Nature Center
Hutchinson, Minnesota
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46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Small forested nature area”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

I enjoyed the nature center bldg. It is a bit old but they are in the process of building a new one just next door. The forested area is quite small compared to many of the others in the area. The nature center itself is quite interesting with a number of turtles, snakes etc. A lot of interesting nature artifacts to view. The staff are very helpful

Visited January 2013
Thank Dean W
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Columbia, Missouri
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671 reviews
161 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 373 helpful votes
“Delightful, small, new things coming”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Tucked away in the corner of a city park are 3 acres (or so) operated by Weslaco parks & rec. as a natural history educational center with a good trail system. Birds here are easy to view along the trails or at feeders.

New (still under construction in Jan. 201) are a photography blind and a beautiful nature center. Buff-bellied Hummingbirds are regularly seen.

Red-crowned Parrots may be seen flying to roost in the late afternoon-early evening. Watch and listen for them in the parking lot in the park.

The only drawback to the site is its pocket size. it's always worth a visit. Note the schedule:
Monday: Closed 

Tuesday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 8am-5pm 
Sunday: 1pm-5pm
Closed all Major Holidays.

Visited January 2013
Thank Edge W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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