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“A must see.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jay C. Hormel Nature Center

Jay C. Hormel Nature Center
Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Austin
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Home to over 10 miles of hiking trails that take visitors through over 500 acres of prairies, wetlands and forests. An observation tower provides a beautiful panoramic view of the surrounding preserve. The Interpretative Center offers a variety of displays, hands on exhibits and learning opportunities for visitors of all ages. Live educational animals allow visitors to get up close to some exciting native species. The Childhood Room features a library, puzzles, games and a great view of the bird feeders. The Jay C Hormel Nature Center offers ski and snow shoe rental in the winter, kayak and canoe rental in the summer and many special events year-round.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Huntington Beach, California
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A must see.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

Excellent wildlife museum with examples of the indigenous animals. The trails are well maintained and give you a sense of walking through a forest.

Visited October 2012
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3 Thank Ed B
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Austin, Minnesota, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2012

good trails, activities are fun and cool, went tor a feild trip for school and went in the rivers c: friendly people out there

Visited October 2012
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3 Thank Morgan R
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Fort Riley, Kansas
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lots of trails, few amenities”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2012

Beautiful area with lots of trails. It is open year round. Great for exploring and learning. There's a prairie area, observation tower, and a conference room for small events. You can go cross country skiing in the winter time.

Visited September 2012
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2 Thank TravelinMomOfTwins
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Beautiful Natural Prairie”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2012

Not too many places in Minnesota still have never-plowed prairie. This is a beautiful site. The trails are well-maintained; the center has a welcoming "hands on" atmosphere.

Visited November 2012
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3 Thank strikketoy
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rochester
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“All levels of trails”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2012

A nice park to walk. This nature center includes enough space to challenge most hikers. There are several Geo Caches to hunt and many dear and other wild life to enjoy.

Visited October 2012
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2 Thank smoothmover
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