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Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

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Beautiful.

The wildlife refuge has many paths you can walk along. I loved the path that went down by the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joseph-S4652017
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
Wow!! 😍

An awesome place to visit- we enjoyed the Nature Center & took a short hike... everyone was so... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Kelly S
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Sainte Genevieve, Missouri
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3815 American Blvd E, Bloomington, MN 55425-1600
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wildlife refuge has many paths you can walk along. I loved the path that went down by the wetlands and through the trees. Very cool to walk through.

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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

An awesome place to visit- we enjoyed the Nature Center & took a short hike... everyone was so nice! We found a monarch that has just emerged from its chrysalis!! Great place!!

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

This is a free educational nature attraction right near the MOA and the airport. Lovely trails, variety of animals, plants birds. You can bring your dog on leash. If you live in the city, or are just trapped in a nearby hotel and need to...More

Thank Heather J
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

This is a short drive from either city and is worth the drive. Many paths, sifting areas, and indoor things to study. There is an excellent bookstore too. You park for free and no fee to enter. There are many large charts to explain habitat...More

Thank stephen s
Reviewed 11 July 2018

A very well kept trail that leads down past the Center into the backwaters and along the river. Plenty of fowl and insects and an amazing array of plant life. You can go beyond 10 miles on the trail. Always been a favorite run of...More

Thank JackrabbitRamos
Reviewed 22 June 2018

As a chaperone I go here with school groups 3x a year. Each time the staff is awesome! The kids love going down the trails and looking for various signs of animals, plants, trees etc. It's always an adventure. The building inside has exhibits. Some...More

Thank JSLTraveler
Reviewed 18 June 2018

I literally stumbled onto this nature trail area while taking a walk away from the hotel. I was pleasantly surprised how this little nature reserve exists surrounded by roads, a water treatment plant, and jets roaring above. I saw lots of birds and found the...More

Thank MontanaBones
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

A hidden treasure and a beautiful place for walking, that it is so near the airport, the Mall of America freeways and outside of downtown will surprise you. Stop in to learn about the Minnesota River Valley. It’s on my list for visiting throughout the...More

Thank paultV3604WW
Reviewed 16 April 2018

The Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge offers hiking trails, a spot to observe a range of critters, and a butterfly garden that are especially enjoyable from spring through fall. Do not to let winter weather deter your outdoor explorations, since there are snowshoes available for...More

Thank Peggy W
Reviewed 5 April 2018

We saw 4 bald eagles, a cooper's hawk, and ducks. It even snowed a little. In spite of being told that the trails aren't "kept," the trails were in great shape.

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Kelli D
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Response from fwmaggie_12 | Reviewed this property |
Deet is for tick and mosquito spray. Ticks are most active in the spring. Just check yourself when you come in from outside. Behind the ears are quite common for them to burrow. We like OFF Deep Woods. Mosquitoes are... More
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