Indian Creek Nature Center, Cedar Rapids

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#6 of 8 in Wildlife in Iowa
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  • July 12, 2017
    We visited after a camping trip with our kids, ages 4, 10, and 12. It was extremely hot, so we didn't spend a ton of time here. This place is very cool and is still a work in progress. The kids played...  more »
  • May 31, 2017
    I have visited the nature center several times and it is a beautiful setting. It is a great place to take children to get back to nature or just take a walk on a nice day.  more »
  • May 25, 2017
    I went for the maple syrup making event. I was able to view the entire process, from tapping the trees to eating the syrup.  more »
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  • May 30, 2017
    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!
  • April 22, 2017
    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.
  • June 18, 2017
    Great day park. Super welcome center. Be prepared to walk, as parking is not close to the building.
  • January 15, 2017
    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.
  • June 30, 2017
    So many amazing activities for anyone, just check out their website, a hidden gem right here in Cedar Rapids

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