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After I found this place we were very happy with what it has to offer for the kids. It has nice trails in a nice natural setting, many educational exhibits and play areas, and an impressive indoor area so even in bad weather the kids...More
We have never been here and didn't know what to expect. There are a lot of walking trails with interactive learning experiences. Inside the main building there are a lot of fun things for kids to do. Would definitely recommend it.
I stopped here briefly while traveling through the area. In my short time exploring, I saw many birds, frogs, snakes, and turtles. I was surprised by how many different animals I saw! I didn't have time to look around inside the center onsite, but all...More
I live 10 minutes from Wickiup Hill. The dog and I hike there daily. I can select a trail based on how far I want to go that day or I can sit and drink coffee and listen to world wake up. You can go...More
Our school took our fifth graders to Wickiup Hill. They do a good job communicating with us setting up our program, explaining to the kids expectations, how activities work, and they are great engaging the students in the activities. Students learn through hands on fun,...More
I really wasn't expecting much when we visited. We had planned to stick only to the trails, but it turned out to be a cold, rainy, crummy day so we went in instead. We were visiting family who had used the trails regularly, but didn't...More
We're local to the area and venture out to Wickiup Hill at least a few times a month. There is no cost to hike or explore the nature center. They have several miles of well maintained trails through prairie, wetland and timber (our favorite is...More
Great exhibits from Native Americans, to wetland habitats to relaxing viewing area to watching the outdoor wildlife. Fun way to spend an afternoon and learn about Iowa's natural and cultural history. Extra bonus it is Free!
Wickiup Hill is a good place to get outdoors right outside Cedar Rapids, and the hiking is typical Southeast Iowa: dense forests, brown streams, and abundance marshes. It gets HOT here in the summer, and bug spray and sunscreen are a must on sunny days....More