Jay C. Hormel Nature Center, Austin

4.5
#20 of 25 in Wildlife in Minnesota
The 507-acre Jay C. Hormel Nature Center preserve was established in 1971 and is located in Western Mower County within the city limits of Austin. The Nature Center features restored and remnant prairie, hardwood forest, wetlands and meandering streams. As you hike the ten miles of trail, you may see deer, mink, raccoons, salamanders, birds and other native wildlife.
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  • The new interpretive center is open. Wow, what a place. It's one of the best nature center buildings I have experienced. Once you have visited the center, plan to hike and explore the trails etc. You ...  more »
  • Nice place to go and be with nature. Trails are well groomed. Nice way to spend an afternoon.Will return again and again!  more »
  • The new building is a great place for kids to explore. We go for a walk first and then write on the calendar inside what animals we saw on what day.  more »
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  • Beautiful spot, great new interpretive center. Well worth a visit.
  • Beautiful place they keep it amazing and have done some nice upgrades!!
  • Love the outdoor trails and live animals and indoor exhibits!
  • Usually quiet, pretty short nature trails, tons of snapping turtles. My kids like climbing the rock out front more than anything.
  • It was a very educational experience for children.

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