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Tanglewood Nature Center & Museum

#5 of 21 things to do in Elmira Features Animals
443 Coleman Ave, Elmira, NY 14903-9311
+1 607-732-6060
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Love the trails and the views

I've seen walking, running, and biking on these trails. I recommend wearing sturdy shoes, as it... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
Ashley G
Beautiful

This is a great natural beauty that can be found in our area. You can follow the trails and see the... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
Stacey H
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Nine miles of scenic trails in the Finger Lakes area that begin at the Nature Center allow you to experience the natural beauty of the Chemung Valley first-hand. We offer hiking year-round and winter activities including snowshoe rentals and GPS rentals. Our 12,000 square foot building features a museum with 43 species of live animals. Our trails are open 365 days/year dawn to dusk. Our museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 9-5 (May-October) or 9-4 (November-April). Admission is free but donations are appreciated.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
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443 Coleman Ave, Elmira, NY 14903-9311
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

I've seen walking, running, and biking on these trails. I recommend wearing sturdy shoes, as it can be muddy at times. The trails are well maintained and there are options from a half mile walk to over 3 miles. You can also choose a route...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is a great natural beauty that can be found in our area. You can follow the trails and see the birds and other animals found in our area. Schools can take field trips and learn about the animals that are natural to this area....More

Thank Stacey H
Reviewed 20 February 2017

While on vacation in Elmira and surrounding area we decided to give Nature Center a try. I am sure it is the wrong time of year for it. We did go onside and pretty much all there was to do was to look at mostly...More

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Nice trails, knowledgeable staff, great location, have been many times, will go back. Recommended for families with younger kids (10 and under)

Thank aircotim
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

This beautiful escape from town it's a great place to take your children. I went with my mother grandmother and six-year-old set and we all enjoyed and saw beautiful creatures. Fun walk not very busy and friendly staff would suggest for a fun afternoon

Thank Jamie M
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The walking trails are well maintained and offers varied levels from really easy to a moderate three-mile walk. Great in the late fall. I was not expecting it to be so nice, but there was a light snow cover on parts of the trail and...More

Thank AlanBartlett
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to go fora hike, especially in the fall! You are surrounded by the beautiful fall colors and the leaves are falling around you. We took the red trail, which is the most challenging, but there are other easier trails. When...More

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Nice marked trails. Beautiful valley overlook. Some geocaching along the way. Longest trail 3 miles. Nicet indoor and outdoor animal exhibits.

Thank armand f
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Took a day trip to area and stopped in to see the Hedgehog (daughter request). Self-Guided, the staff got the animal out so we could get a closer look which was awesome. Took family on Red Trail loop to Chemung River overlook - great hike!...More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We've visited here before but really enjoy going back because its a well done nature center; with a small museum and trails to hike if your in the mood. They have an outdoor aviary with injured birds which was really great to see. On the...More

Thank geminigirlNewYork
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