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Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History

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A Hidden Gem

Extremely helpful staff. Outstanding contemporary exhibition by Alberto Rey. I am not a birder but... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Robert H
Buffalo, New York
Beautiful Nature Center and Tribute to RTP

Beautiful Nature Center and Tribute to Roger Tory Peterson. His art and conservation ideals are... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
Mark R
Seattle, Washington
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“paintings”(6 reviews)
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311 Curtis St, Jamestown, NY 14701-9620
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Extremely helpful staff. Outstanding contemporary exhibition by Alberto Rey. I am not a birder but found the TRP to be a hidden gem.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Beautiful Nature Center and Tribute to Roger Tory Peterson. His art and conservation ideals are captured in this beautiful center.

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 8 August 2018

If you like art or birds, this is the place to visit. RT Peterson was an amazing artist. I would love to have one of his paintings, but alas they they deserve to be in such a nice museum for all to enjoy.

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 4 July 2018

This is a must see museum for admirers of the late Roger Tory Peterson (author of the bird guides) The museum has is original drawings, a detailed history of his life and work. The grounds are next to the local community college and a walking...More

Thank Jim J
Reviewed 10 August 2017

While I am not an art or history buff, this is one it felt like I "should" stop by since I was in town. It was worth it to see the building and enjoy a trail walk. The works of Peterson were interesting and I...More

Thank LST2323
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We take students to RTPI for field trips. There is a lot to see, and the staff is courteous, knowledgeable, and helpul!!

Thank rosemary h
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I teesting enough but there is very little memorabilia of the man in the buildings. The are a few paintings and some his, (I assume as there were no descriptive tags). There was another exhibit with was interesting enough button by someone I recognised. Expensive...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Awesome hiking trail outside ! Alot to do inside, A must to go when in town. Low cost ! Books to read and art work on wall's .

Thank sozostar
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Having been to the RTP facilities on numerous occasions with both of my children, I have seen the changes and improvements over a span on 20+ years. Friendly and knowledgable staff members, mostly volunteer, answer all your questions from both young and old. There also...More

Thank John N
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful museum with wonderful bird and animal paintings and sculptures. I was unaware that Roger Tory Peterson was from Jamestown and learned a lot about him as well as other artists whom he inspired. The museum changes exhibits several times a year always keeping it...More

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