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Quarry Hill Nature Center

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Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Nice get away

After spending days at the Mayo clinic it was nice to hike and be outdoors and feel like you are in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Killing time

A nice place to kill time between Mayo appointments. My hiking days are over but the wildlife... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“all ages”(16 reviews)
“hiking trails”(7 reviews)
Enjoy the beauty and habitat of southeastern Minnesota by hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, or snowshoeing the meadows, flood plain and upland forests on the 5 miles of trails covering 320 acres. Park land features a former working quarry, the...more
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701 Silver Creek Rd NE, Rochester, MN 55906-4504
+1 507-328-3950
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After spending days at the Mayo clinic it was nice to hike and be outdoors and feel like you are in the country. Only had an hour to spend, but was able to complete one trail. Nice variety of meadows, tree lined trails, inclines and...More

Thank Americantravel17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice place to kill time between Mayo appointments. My hiking days are over but the wildlife center is nice and we enjoyed watching and identifying the birds.

Thank bej59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We LOVE Quarry Hill! There are great hiking trails including different types of landscapes from meadow to rocks to the quarry. Hike up to the quarry to look for fossils. Hike around the meadows for butterflies, plants, and other critters. Explore the pond for fish...More

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience for both old and young. Go here when you want to explore nature and learn more about the creatures that share our world.

Thank Oakleykeesh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great walking paths and a good hike to the top of bluff for a nice view of the city.. it's a good spot for hiking especially if a little out of shape but want to improve!

Thank Sweetcheeks S
Reviewed 9 June 2018

This park and nature center is a MUST see. Love the time spent in the park. It is pet friendly and a great place ot just get away.

Thank kpt20162301
Reviewed 2 June 2018

We love Quarry Hill for the wonderful trails. They are well maintained, and you can travel on spur trails for an extra physical challenge.

Thank Kayla G
Reviewed 20 May 2018

We were in town last Sunday looking to do something and this caught our eye. Google maps took us to the back lot on this wet day, so we just followed the paved path for a walk and were so surprised to find that it...More

Thank Jo-Ann B
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

On a recent trip to Rochester for work, I scouted trail running opportunities, and came across Quarry Hill nature center. I’m really glad I did, as this park is stunning! It is seriously one of the best parks I’ve been to in the state of...More

Thank ed m
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

The QHNC in Rochester has recently undergone a remodel. There are many interactive exhibits to entertain curious children and adults. The trails are well maintained and there is much local wildlife to be seen. So much has changed since the original opening in 1973!

Thank Greg H
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Tim L
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Response from Linda G | Reviewed this property |
Your question sounds like you intended to send it to the Quarry Hill Nature Center. You actually sent it to me, an ordinary citizen who offered some comments about Quarry Hill. As it turns out Quarry Hill is definitely... More