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“Top rate facility”

Laurance Rockefeller Preserve
Ranked #2 of 80 things to do in Jackson
Certificate of Excellence
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Top rate facility”
Reviewed 22 September 2012

Extremely well done and managed preserve. Phelps Lake is gorgeous and peaceful. Take the woodland trail( about a mile) then take in the view. Its a fairly easy hike with a moderate elevation change. This place also has the best "pit" bathrooms I've ever been in. Don't miss this preserve, we stumbled across it taking the Moose Wilson Rd drive and decided to pull in and check it out. Glad we did.

Visited September 2012
Thank MS624
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Interlochen, Michigan, United States
1 review
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed 21 September 2012

Great little interactive exibit on an out of the way road in Grand Teton National Park. No RV's or Trailers are permitted, the restrooms are pretty cool.

Visited September 2012
Thank David C
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memphis, tn
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Gorgeous trails, unexpected details”
Reviewed 20 September 2012

I truly admire the wish to limit the number of people on the trail with the limited parking. It works for a peaceful and uncrowded experience. We pulled in with 2 cars ahead of us, but luckily we didn't wait more than 15-20 mins it seems. Turn off your car while you wait. There is a restroom and lots to see just milling around the parking area. People are rotating out on a pretty consistent basis. The restrooms use compost toilets (I didn't notice a bad smell) and solar panels. The trails are very well maintained and scenery is outstanding. Nearly immediately we saw a big bird of prey (hawk?) swoop down right next to us and then fly back up. We hiked to Phelps lake and had lunch on the bank with the adorable little chimpmunks and mountains reflecting on the clear lake. The restroom at the lake was very impressive. It looked like a piece of art in the woods. Beautiful design. The visitor center was also a gem. Lots of visual interest in art, photography, books, big windows, exhibits, and even a listening room that played nature sounds. I would love to see and feel that giant fireplace going when it's cold out.

Visited September 2012
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Selkirk, NY
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175 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“A walk on the quiet side”
Reviewed 18 September 2012

A visit to this preserve was part of our National Geographic Expedition to Yellowstone and the Tetons. The trails are well maintained and wander through the landscape. You are encouraged to walk quietly and enjoy the sounds as well as the sights of this land. At one point of the trail, you walk into a meadow and see the Tetons in the background. Walking queitly allows you to startle a mule deer or see a grouse along the trail.
The time wiht nature causes one to pause and relfect on the greatness of the natural beauty around us.

Visited September 2012
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Houston, Texas
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150 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“A Treasured Legacy”
Reviewed 15 September 2012

What a beautiful, natural, yet well maintained place. Recently reopened for hiking (young bears get first chance at the place, and if they do not play well with people, the Moose-Wilson access road closes in deference to the cubs. As it should be...), it was well populated with hikers. The suggested hike to Phelps Lake was peaceful, beautiful and absolutely a great way to launch into bear country hiking for these first timers. The volunteer and staff guides are well informed, helpful and seem happy to work in such a wonderful treasure. I am grateful for this generously endowed gift to the National Park Service and will continue to hike as many trails there as I can...

Visited September 2012
Thank Doreen W
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