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Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center

Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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The kids loved seeing and hearing about the reptiles and amphibians. There isn't a huge amount to... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Elizabeth J
Gazebo at Oxbow Meadows

This venue is lovely for outdoors entertaining. I was recently here for a birthday party. It's a... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Columbus, Georgia
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Opened in 1995 as a collaboration among Columbus State University, Columbus Water Works, and the City of Columbus, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center provides exhibits, natural history displays, nature trails, and also offers formal and...more
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3535 S Lumpkin Rd, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA 31903-4212
+1 706-507-8550
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The kids loved seeing and hearing about the reptiles and amphibians. There isn't a huge amount to see, but it was worth going.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Elizabeth J
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

This venue is lovely for outdoors entertaining. I was recently here for a birthday party. It's a cozy spot to relax especially if the weather is nice. Afternoon Delight ! ! !

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 523gc
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The is a good family outing. Young kids will enjoy staff presentations dealing with various animals. Lots of hiking trails, displays, and unique attractions. It's free, but a donation is requested. Good parking. Plan to spend three hours.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Rbstclair
Reviewed 20 September 2017

It took us a while to find the center, but we eventually did get there. There is no admission fee, just a donation box. Julie was very helpful in describing their facility and what could be seen. This is more suited to school and club...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Scott E
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great place to take the kids for the day..take a picnic if you wish.Many animals to see and projects to do and shows to see plus several neat trails for every level...Worth the trip. They ask for a donation for entrance and it is well...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We took our 21 month granddaughter to the toddlers and tortious time. The whole experience was wonderful. She enjoyed all the displays and the experience touching the turtles.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Carol D
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We brought our 6 year old and 2.5 year old and they had a great time. We did one of the programs and both kids enjoyed it. Lots of trails around and the center itself has enough animals to keep the kids interest. Including the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Utes1914
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Amazing place, super cool staff, and if you want to see what is native to Georgia then a must see.It is also free but i suggest you make a donation too help them out (animals and staff :) )

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

Took my daughter and about 5 friends on the canopy walk, a trail walk and just a stroll around the learning center for her 19th birthday. Had a groupon. Very inexpensive. We had a great time, the view from the canopy walk was spectacular!

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank dkennedy2017
Reviewed 15 March 2017

They had different animals and plants from the area. It was a great sight to see with young and old. It is free and a great example of life in the area

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Kathy W
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17 June 2016|
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Response from Beth811 | Reviewed this property |
From their website: oxbow.columbusstate.edu/treetop-canopy-trail/ The TreeTop Canopy Trail is open for tours only. Patrons are not allowed on the trail without a tour guide. Saturdays at... More
Kelly T
8 March 2016|
Response from Jan K | Property representative |
Oxbow Meadows is geared toward kids of all ages. Your upper elementary kids will enjoy themselves. We look forward to your visit.
5 August 2015|
Response from Jan K | Property representative |
We are. There are no steps to climb. We have a paved walkway to the building and all exit doors on the main building are handicapped accessible. If someone is unable to make it from the parking lot to the center we have... More