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Idyllwild Nature Center

#2 of 15 things to do in Idyllwild Features Animals
25225 Highway 243, Idyllwild, CA 92549
+1 951-659-3850
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Good organic

You will be able to fine lots of organic foods friendly staff very helpful I specially love love... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2016
Eva G
Small but worthwhile visit

My family and I have visited countless nature centers across the US, and this small center within... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2016
South Pasadena, California
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30 Apr 2017
“Great easy hike ”
25225 Highway 243, Idyllwild, CA 92549
+1 951-659-3850
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

You will be able to fine lots of organic foods friendly staff very helpful I specially love love the honey is local.

2  Thank Eva G
Reviewed 9 August 2016

My family and I have visited countless nature centers across the US, and this small center within walking (hiking) distance from our campsite is very much worth a visit. The information is very good, and there are fun interactive displays and a few young-child oriented...More

2  Thank TravelDrone
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We visited Idyllwild Nature Center on Butterfly Daze. The volunteers/rangers were very helpful and had so much information about butterflies. We then walked the nature trail and enjoyed the blue sky and many different trees. I hope they get some rain soon.

1  Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

This was a great place to visit. We came there during a special event. We were able to see some live wolves and tortoises walking around. Inside the center, had lots of informative displayed and kid friendly activities. Nice deck and trail heads. No air...More

1  Thank Aneta D
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is a wonderful little nature center, with helpful displays and information about the area. It's also great for kids. There are several well-marked trails near the nature center which don't require the purchase of a pass, which several other trails in the area do...More

3  Thank JJF525
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We made the Nature Center our second stop when we got to the town of Idyllwild. We had lunch at the Idyllwild park and then drove to the nature center and was informed we would have to pay the $7.00 per person fee again. We...More

6  Thank 707clayg
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Nice drive to Idyllwild from Palm Springs-about an hour. Enjoyed the mountain cool breezes. Not much there. We walked an easy trail for about a half an hour. Better time getting there. Go to the town down the road and walk around.

1  Thank Patti Z
Reviewed 17 June 2016

We stopped by here expecting a basic nature walk loop we could do with our dog. We were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful views and for-real trails. This is a really nice park where you can choose to stroll around the grounds and the gift...More

2  Thank annafW1785NL
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit if you'd like to escape the desert sun of Palm Springs. Can be significantly cooler than the desert below, 30 degrees less sometimes, so be sure to check the weather before. Views are spectacular, and the contrast of being in a...More

Thank Shortlineski
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Nice place to enjoy mountain..only 1hr 30 minutes from LA..good place for mountain escape.. a lot restaurants. It have Big Rock mountain for hiking.. Good people in the store and restaurants.Good place for Dog Lover :-) The city mayor name MAX : Dog After you...More

1  Thank Moody M
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Penny B
Are reservations needed for camping?
25 January 2016|
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Response from Gerry H | Reviewed this property |
Idyllwild County Park is day use. You can check out the State Park which is on Hwy 243 right by the Idyllwild Fire Dept. The have camping at Hurkey Creek across from Lake Hemet. It is a county park. You pay one fee and you... More
Vicky W
Is the center close to the tram
15 February 2015|
Response from Steven858 | Reviewed this property |
Not at all. In fact it is a 10 hour round trip hike to the tram from the center. Idylwild is on the west side of the mountain range.The tram is located on the east side of the mountain range and is accessed near Palm... More