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Fernald Preserve

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7400 Willey Rd, Harrison, OH 45303
+1 513-648-4899
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My dog is more damaging to the environment than uranium...

I was looking for a new place to hike with my dog and discovered that the Fernald Preserve had... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Stephanie H
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Class field trip - grade 4

None of the categories for type of visit fit - I would not take really young children unless they... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Sharon M
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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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22 May 2017
“Daily walk ”
28 Sep 2017
“My dog is more damaging to the environment than uranium...”
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7400 Willey Rd, Harrison, OH 45303
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

I was looking for a new place to hike with my dog and discovered that the Fernald Preserve had several hiking trails that were supposedly nice. The preserve was hard to find with Google maps as it takes you down a street that doesn't have...More

1  Thank Stephanie H
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

None of the categories for type of visit fit - I would not take really young children unless they will be well supervised because of the ponds. This was a great field trip. Everything was well organized and informative. The "museum" was interesting and gave...More

Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

PLEASE PLEASE !!!!! There is a DVD called The Safe Side of the Fence, you will understand why you should not go here..... this is not a good place for children nor yourself.

3  Thank campgirlsmile
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Great place to walk. Trails are clearly mark and well kept. Several different trails from short and easy to longer uneven terrain. Lots of deer and small animals. Inside they have a wonderful history museum of fernald and some of the surrounding farms. Large meeting...More

Thank Kelly0301
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Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Neat place to kill a few hrs. Great historical information. Worth a visit if it us raining etc. Also free cannot beat that!

Thank Jeffrey G
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Reviewed 13 November 2015

In the 1950's America needed uranium to build atomic bombs. Fernald, Ohio was a rural area near Cincinnati that was one site chosen to purify or "enrich" uranium ore to fill this need. Cost was no object; America needed enriched uranium. It was called a...More

2  Thank Bob S
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

omg...great place. very educational and very good displays. very interactive for your self and the kids. my kids loved this. The museum is so nice.. takes you right back into the past. I had family that worked there in the 1950's-1980's so it brings back...More

Thank Jodie P
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Reviewed 10 May 2015

The museum is very well done, and the docent was very helpful. We spent at least 2 hours going through it. The whole uranium processing method was explained, and the part that the Fernald plant played in the overall weapons production system. After WWII, it...More

3  Thank Larry M
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Reviewed 19 February 2015

Kept very clean, Quiet area with very few visitors. Could use a port o let or two _______________________________________

Thank Romantic30
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

The Fernald Preserve is a wonderful spot for birding -- and learning about Ohio's role in Cold War manufacturing. Originally a uranium enrichment plant built in the 1950s, the reclaimed site features several miles of trails throughout restored prairie and wetlands. The visitors center, an...More

2  Thank Pat W
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