Indian Creek Nature Center, Cedar Rapids

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#4 of 8 in Wildlife in Iowa
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  • A little late in posting, but loved the Creekside concert we attended at the Nature Center in August. The amphitheater is a beautiful setting nestled in the woods. The seating is tiered and makes for ...  more »
  • A wide variety of trails for different levels. We did a woodland and a prairie hike. Would be a great place to take the kids. The bird Library was so peaceful.  more »
  • Indian Creek Nature Center has beautiful surroundings outside as well as inside. Easy to get to and learning areas inside will capture adult and children's imagination. You can even meet a fox!  more »
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  • This is my favorite place to hike in the area. The forest is dense and varied, from elm copses to the gorgeous pine stands that house the growing woodpecker population here, and prairie as well. The walk never gets old. There's also plenty for the casual forager to find, without having to worry about pollution from runoff, as most of the terrain is above the level of the river and surrounding countryside. There's tons of wildlife here as well. Every time I go out, I always run into deer, rabbits, and more. Many of the deer trails out here are so well defined you can take them in lieu of the marked path and still find your way back easily. Every time I come out here I see something new!
  • Beautiful new nature center, great programs, very nice volunteers! Fun 'natural' play area outside for kids. Some nice paths to hike. I've taken only a couple of the trails - one prairie trail was made of several smaller loops - easy walking, and another 'hill/forest' trail - slightly more difficult, but not very strenuous and beautiful and peaceful.
  • Great day park. Super welcome center. Be prepared to walk, as parking is not close to the building.
  • The new building is beautiful! We attended a boy scout workshop about rocks and minerals. The staff was well informed and really took their time explaining things to the boys. They even had some hands on experiments for them to try. Can't wait to get back out there and see what else they have to offer.
  • So many amazing activities for anyone, just check out their website, a hidden gem right here in Cedar Rapids

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