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Trinity River Audubon Center, Dallas

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web
The Trinity River Audubon Center is a nature center and the central structure in the Great Trinity Forest, a large urban open space park in Southeast Dallas, Texas.ArchitectureThe center is part of the Trinity River Project, a public works project to redevelop the Trinity River in Downtown Dallas. The center was designed by architect Antoine Predock, and completed in 2008.The center is the first LEED-certified building constructed by the Parks and Recreation Department of Dallas. It includes a green roof (planted), rainwater collection system, energy efficient systems, and recycled materials.NatureThe National Audubon Society has a natural history museum and nature center in the building and its surroundings.The Great Trinity Forest urban park is located within the Texas Blackland Prairies ecoregion. Habitats within it include bottomland hardwood forests, riparian zones, wetlands, open water ponds, grasslands, and the Trinity River itself.
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  • Learn about native grasses, plants and animals. Diamond in the ruff. Outdoor adventure with exploring the woods and creeks. 
  • Very nice place to explore habitat within the city of Dallas. Very informative and educational about Dallas and its history. Unbelievable to have this so close to the city. 
  • I went with my daughter and grandson and we enjoyed walking the trails and identifying the plants and birds. My grandson got a book on birds and we looked up the ones that we saw. It was a relaxing wa...  read more »
  • The Audubon Center is a hidden gem of a nature preserve and museum just southeast of downtown. It's housed in what is possibly the best example of green architecture in the entire D/FW metroplex, to boot. A must visit for any Dallas resident.
  • Great place for birdwatching, hiking and being outside. Friendly staff will help make your visit great.
  • Great to see places like this in Dallas. There should be more education on when the best time of year to visit are otherwise with no birds = walk in the park. With birds = lots of fun
  • Smaller than expected, but great scenery. Saw turtles and small fishes in the multiple lakes they had.
  • Always a nice peaceful experience. Staff is always personable.
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