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Lilly Nature Center

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Great hiking away

Adequate parking and well maintained trails provide many miles of exploration through woods, next... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Rodney V
Celery Bog is a treasure!

We visited with it Purdue University student for a short evening walk. Nice and easy trail, about... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Susan J
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Celery Bog, 1620 Lindberg Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906
+1 765-775-5172
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Adequate parking and well maintained trails provide many miles of exploration through woods, next to wetlands and a beautifule golf course. The Nature Center provides information on the plants and trees you will see and is strongly suggest one tours the Nature before starting the...More

Thank Rodney V
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We visited with it Purdue University student for a short evening walk. Nice and easy trail, about 10-15 minutes to the lake. Saw a lot of wildlife—frogs, turtles, birds, etc. Quiet park, but well-used. Trails are not paved, and a little muddy, but not bad....More

Thank Susan J
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The mosquitos can get pretty bad at times due to the water but other than that, it's a nice place to enjoy a little bit of nature without driving far. There is always a good amount of joggers but it's never overly crowded.

1  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We go at least 4-5 times a month because the grandchildren are members of Junior Nature Club that meets in the center 10 months of the year. The nature center has a lot of resources especially about birds and wetlands. I appreciate the bird viewing...More

Thank grandmaof3189
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Many refer to this as Celery Bog Nature Area. I first visited this park in February on a warm winter day. It had pave trail that I could walk my dog on with out the mud. Unfortunately nice days and days off did not match...More

Thank hooliganhjp
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Lilly Nature Center serves as an entryway to the Celery Bog, a bog/wetlands area on the northern edge of Purdue University. There are several well marked and well maintained trails along the western edge of the bog, and around the nature area. There are...More

1  Thank marcus322
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I enjoy going to Celery Bog to walk, bird watch and just relax. The trails are well maintained and have benches and boardwalk overrlooking th bog at various places on the trail. There are picnic tables and open areas for kids to play frisbee or...More

2  Thank Janaroni
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Celery Bog is a paradise in the hear of west lafayette. Great place to hike, exercise, watch birds and relax!

1  Thank asubr_12
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We didn't actually go into the nature center but the Celery Bog Nature Area is a great place to hike. If you are into bird watching it's a good place to see all kinds of water fowl. We saw lots of wood ducks and all...More

1  Thank 3MG1949
Reviewed 29 June 2016

The Lilly Nature Center is a fun and FREE family activity! We love exploring all the parks in the Lafayette/West Lafayette area. This one is a hidden gem among Purdue's residential living area. The best part is all the animals surrounding the center that live...More

1  Thank RashellyB
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Lauri M
8 July 2016|
Response from Sandra W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Lauri, people do bring dogs. They must be leashed. The owner has to scoop the poop. There is a doggy drinking fountain just west of the building. Be aware that there is a lot of poison ivy along the edges of the... More