Penitentiary Glen Reservation, Kirtland

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Penitentiary Glen Reservation Reviews
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  • I loved the nature center and I learned a lot....especially about poison ivy and butterflies. I made a special trip to see the wildlife center right next to the nature center and was very happy to see...  more »
  • This park has a ton of trails, amazing bird exhibit, lots of wildlife ( often see rat snakes) and has a new area for the kids that is awesome!  more »
  • This was an amazing place to visit with our kids. So many fun things to do and so many animals to look at. I would come back again when we are visiting family!  more »
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  • Penitentiary Glen is a beautiful park. The glen got its name not from a former corrections facility, but rather from the sheer (literally) depth of the eponymous landmark. Not only are there some wonderful trails to walk, but also a beautiful nature center and a scale train you (or your kids) can actually ride on (check their events page for dates of operation for the train). They also host a myriad of educational programs, including my personal favorite: Bug Day.
  • Great place for adults and kids to spend time out doors... There is something for everyone and season the new addition of the outdoor nature playground this summer is great for kids. I highly recommend a visit.
  • Very nice facility. I had an injured sparrow that I took to their wildlife center so it could be humanely euthanized. Very compassionate and knowledgeable staff.
  • We enjoy walking through the visitors center and seeing the animals at the rehab. Today, they had squirrels that kept flying into the window, too funny! After, we walked around the center to the back side to relax. There really is a lot to do here. Love it!
  • The Metroparks continue to impress with the latest update to Penitentiary Glen. The new nature play area has a pond, mini farm, pkay campsite, rocks to climb, hidden trails, science exploration, and more all in a well maintained campus that's safely fenced I so your young ones can explore. All this is I addition to the already fantastic animal rescue, trains, trails, band bird sanctuary.

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