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Indian Creek Nature Center

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Address: 6665 Otis Rd SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403-7134
Phone Number:
362-0664
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Thu 09:00 - 16:00
Fri 09:00 - 20:00
Sat 09:00 - 16:00

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Maple Syrup Festival

This annual event is one we attended with our children and now our grandchildren. It's a pancake breakfast with demonstrations on how the sap is harvested and how the early... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Joan B
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This annual event is one we attended with our children and now our grandchildren. It's a pancake breakfast with demonstrations on how the sap is harvested and how the early settlers made syrup. The pavilion is amazing and there's hiking trails to work off the pancakes and sausage. A wonderful family outing.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Great place for learning and taking hikes. Always good activities being offered with knowledgeable people.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The new building and grounds, called quite aptly "Amazing Space" are a great natural getaway from the city, so close yet so far. The building itself is an attraction, if you are any kind of a sustainable, off the grid kind of person it is a must see. Kids will love a visit, there will be no problem getting them... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Very good kids trip to see nature and learn some about nature. It has many new changes in 2016 that are worth seeing about environmentally friendly power sources.

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

The beehive behind glass was fascinating, as was the huge, very very long root system of the prairie plant exhibit. Excellent shop with unusual, hard-to-find gifts, useful items and books.

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Oro Valley, Arizona, United States
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Reviewed 29 May 2016

Miles of nature and a flat manicured trail. Enjoyed hours of walking, partially along a creek. Lots of critters along the way including butterflies, turtles, and even a baby Garder snake.

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Beloit, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

It is a good place for walk. In my opinion it was look very unattended. The office was close as the store too. No sings to explain what was around. But anyway we walk around and play with some things that where there and we had a fun time.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We stopped in on a first time visit and was very pleased with the visit. It is a very nice, quiet and fun place to take a stoll through the local woods and trails. make it a place to stop in and visit during your time here.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Nice, local place with many events throughout year where you and kids can learn a lot. New headquarters building/learning center coming soon. Sac and Fox trail runs to/through property. Worth a visit for family/kids. "Paddle Day" event with presentations by experts on paddle sports a hit/fun for us. Maple syrup making event fun.

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Cedar Rapids
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146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I have hiked this stretch of trail for many years and today I will review it for you. This place had several miles of trail, mostly dirt with some of it crushed limestone and or sand. The trail I am most familiar is along the Cedar River at the Otis Road trailhead. Plenty of parking here but be aware of... More 

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