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Quarry Hill Nature Center

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Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Very nice place

Very nice and helpful people there. Many great exhibits and walking trails with ponds for young... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lloyd C
Rochester, Minnesota
exploration abound

what a great place to get outdoors and learn of all things nature. our boys love it. I even walked... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
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“all ages”(16 reviews)
“hiking trails”(8 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 weeks ago

Very nice and helpful people there. Many great exhibits and walking trails with ponds for young people to practice fishing. Saw a young fellow catch several small bluegills.

Thank Lloyd C
Reviewed 7 August 2018

what a great place to get outdoors and learn of all things nature. our boys love it. I even walked away learning more than I thought. great educational programs and camp options, too!

Thank wannabevacati0ner
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We enjoy walking the nature trail around the pond and along the river. There is also a wide paved trail for walkers, runners and bikes. Take time to enjoy the ducks, birds and butterflies. If you are inclined there are several trails with a challenge....More

Thank P N
Reviewed 6 August 2018

All of the educational programs for children, adolescents and adults are amazing. I especially enjoy the adult educational opportunities presented by educators from colleges and universities in the southern Minnesota area. My understanding of the special environments found in the driftless zone and in the...More

Thank 244candacem
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

So we came here for about an hour. This attraction is free and well worth the 15 minute drive from our hotel. The only reason we didn’t stay longer was because we had an appointment to get to and it also started raining. There is...More

Thank sunshinesandy32
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This is the first time we have been to the Nature Center since they have updated it. They did a wonderful job and the grand children enjoyed it very much. It is not real big so it does not take a long time go through...More

Thank RedflagDan
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

I used to go on field trips here and think it is a great place. The nature center offers various animal exhibits and the outdoor area has a large pond, hiking trails, rock quarry where you can look for fossils, and a cemetery they did...More

Thank baseballslage
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

We love hiking here different times of the year. Tadpoles in the spring up in the quarry are awesome to see!

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 15 July 2018

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 28 June 2018

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
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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