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“Educational stop at the estuary”

Nisqually Reach Nature Center
Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is a small education center staffed by volunteers. They have a great pier to view the water, but it was closed when I went. They have stuffed animals and lots of info about the estuary. They have a few tanks to check out the ocean critters. This is a nice place to go, even for a group.

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Reviewed November 4, 2013

It was very . . . natural, rustic, and untouched by people and tourista. It is pretty cool and a really great nature walk. Inside the gift shop was some very friendly ladies!!! It's a good place to take company and a good place for a nice long walk. I can't remember if it's pet friendly, but I don't see why it wouldn't be. If you are in to nature photography, you will have plenty of chances here! I would go back.

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Reviewed October 27, 2013

What a great place to walk to see all the wonderful birdlife in the South Puget Sound. We saw owls, eagles, herons, and so many other beautiful birds. The walk is easily navigated by adults and children. The only downside was walking over a mile out to the end of the Reach and realizing there was no restroom until we returned to the main center! Next time I won't drink a full bottle of water before we leave.

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Reviewed September 23, 2013

This area is fantastic. It's scenic and now has a long, long pier, if that's the right name for it. It walks you over miles of reclaimed wetlands. And it's cool to experience as your deep in nature and never know what you might see. Birds, quiet and peace are calling you. Don't miss this wonder.

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Reviewed September 23, 2013

I make a trip out to the Nisqually Reach Wildlife Refuge at least once or twice a month. I always stop first in the Nature Center and check the guest book to see what birds and mammals have been seen and the location before setting out on my walk around the ponds and out the mile-long boardwalk. There is always something great to see and photograph; baby Great Horned owls in the summer, eagles in the fall and winter and Blue Heron, ducks and seals year round. There is a $3 charge to enter unless you purchase an annual pass. The boardwalk out onto the mud flats is over a mile long and provides an interesting and brisk walk with bird blinds along the way if you need a bench to rest on. You can take the shorter boardwalk around the ponds and see songbirds, beaver lodges, squirrels, turtles and frogs. Last year a couple snowy owls showed up.

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