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Dodge Nature Center

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365 Marie Ave W, West Saint Paul, MN 55118-3848
+1 651-455-4531
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Great escape in the heart of the Twin Cities

I walk here regularly with my spouse. I often feel like I can find a peaceful refuge from the... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Elvia M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
via mobile
Dodge Nature Center

One of the best.... The Thomas Irvine Dodge Nature Center was founded in 1967 by Olivia Irvine... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
Floyd R
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The Thomas Irvine Dodge Nature Center is an environmental education and habitat restoration organization located in West St. Paul. Over the past 40-plus years, Dodge has seen more than one million children and their families pass through our gates, each one leaving with a greater understanding and appreciation for the world around us.
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  • Very good11%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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365 Marie Ave W, West Saint Paul, MN 55118-3848
+1 651-455-4531
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Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

I walk here regularly with my spouse. I often feel like I can find a peaceful refuge from the hectic demands of life. Dodge nature center recharges those who walk through. It is both serene & beautiful. We are blessed to be close by. The...More

Thank Elvia M
Reviewed 6 May 2017

One of the best.... The Thomas Irvine Dodge Nature Center was founded in 1967 by Olivia Irvine Dodge. A pioneer in environmental education, Dodge was one of the first nature centers in the state of Minnesota. For 50 years, Dodge has developed an expansive environmental...More

Thank Floyd R
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This community nature center offers so much to this community. It partners with the school, offers special events and hosts numerous fundraising functions. I've attended weddings there also, beautiful and affordable

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite places to just walk and commune with nature. It is stunningly beautiful. The trails are well laid out and are easily walkable no matter where you are in your fitness. If you go in the late afternoon make sure to use...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 26 July 2016

A nice place for walking and enjoying nature. Dodge Nature Center has prairies, hardwood forest, wetland, hiking trails and more. They provide experiences in nature through environmental education and have an onsite preschool. Events, programs, and volunteer opportunities are available for all ages. They have...More

Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This was place is awesome I get a good workout and I have fun. It was really fun and I learned a lot but two things I don't like is you can't have dogs there and you can't ride your bike.

1  Thank wildhockeylife
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

We attended a festival at the Dodge Nature Center and had a great time! There was live bands, pony rides, a bounce house, tug o war, face painting, walking tacos, ice cream, and a bake sale to list just a few activites as well as...More

Thank Wanda S
Reviewed 26 February 2016

I grew up in the area and recently returned because I had so many great memories as a child. They have raptors, lakes, hiking trails, and a farm. Great place to explore as a child and as an adult. They have great programs for all...More

Thank Ella W
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

I have been here a few times but only on self guided tours. The trails are good and well maintained. They have a few live raptors that are very cool to see up close.and it is fun to watch the farm animals too.

Thank Adam H
Reviewed 7 November 2014

It's an incredibly beautiful place, and so cool that it's free -- but the model farm is anything but. Maybe it would be a model a few decades ago, but it gives kids and even adults an impression that their food comes from pretty places...More

Thank One_Happy_Bull
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