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Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center

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Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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This is very educational on history, prarrie, and wildlife.Very enjoyable, and will stick with you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bill B
Beautiful Place

We enjoyed visiting here. The visitor center was nice with several exhibits. There were great... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
Judy S
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“loess hills”(6 reviews)
“hiking trails”(4 reviews)
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4500 Sioux River Rd, Sioux City, IA 51109-1657
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is very educational on history, prarrie, and wildlife.Very enjoyable, and will stick with you. Bring the family

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bill B
Reviewed 16 October 2018

We enjoyed visiting here. The visitor center was nice with several exhibits. There were great trails for hiking. We only hiked one short loop as the weather was not very good, but would have liked to do more.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Judy S
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Although the Nature Center display area is somewhat small, they have quite a few exhibits to see and several interactive exhibits for children. They also have an outdoor raptor exhibit and quite a few hiking trails. We also enjoyed watching all the birds at their...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank IA-bolledudes
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

The Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center is not only a great educational facility. It’s a great park and nature preserve. The Nature Centers hands on exhibits on how the Loess Hills were formed are a great learning tool and resource. It also builds on that too...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank livinit14
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

I was looking for things to do in Sioux City Iowa that my five-year-old would enjoy this was hands down one of her favorite things. They had lots of animals to see, lots of nice hiking trails, pretty good playground. Saw lots of turkeys and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank 778kristyf
Reviewed 11 July 2017

They have a great indoor center with interactive stations, but outside they have a very cool playground! A lot of it blends in with nature and helps kids get interested in nature.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank DanielleandKelly
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Looking for something new, we decided to see if this nature center was open on a holiday. Fortunate for us - it was! We found well maintained and well marked trails. Thick mulch softens your steps, Different birds sang as we hiked most of the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Fun place to roam around and explore. Not a large place, but a good outing. Staff is friendly and very clean.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank GinaKat
Reviewed 8 May 2017

enjoyed the hiking trails; very well marked. Great views. admission was free. has a place for birds of prey, place for bird watching.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Andrea W
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Very nice nature center with a lot of things to see inside and out. Great play center outside. There is an owl and hawk that sustained injuries great enough to not be released so you are able to see them outside along with a small...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank NWIowamom
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