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Hurstville Interpretive Center

18670 63rd St, Maquoketa, IA 52060-9155
+1 563-652-3783
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Exploring with grandchildren

Our grandkids loved going here to see the displays, walk outside, and investigate treasures in this... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
Dan P
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Just down the road from the Hurstville Lime Kilns is this fantastic Interpretive and Visitors... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
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18670 63rd St, Maquoketa, IA 52060-9155
+1 563-652-3783
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Our grandkids loved going here to see the displays, walk outside, and investigate treasures in this wonderful environment. It is not over stimulating so perfect for young children when you need a couple hour adventure.

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Just down the road from the Hurstville Lime Kilns is this fantastic Interpretive and Visitors Center. The center itself is located in the Southwest corner of an area that includes walking trails, a bird blind, observation deck, and a marsh. Depending on when you visit,...More

Thank IA_Hawks
Reviewed 14 February 2017

What a treat to have such a wonderful facility in this rural area. I have family in Maquoketa and we have visited the Hurtsville Interpretive Center several times. A trip to the center is a fantastic opportunity for young and old alike to experience first...More

Thank Nicole F
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Super friendly staff, very knowledgeable. Lots of neat nature-oriented activities for kids and adults. The kids got to hold turtles & even a snake! The glass beehive is super cool, too. See if you can find the queen bee!

Thank Jessie J
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Very easy to find, just out of town a mile or so. Good for all ages, a must stop. They have several walking paths that go out to a pond. The building has lots to look at and learn about some of the animals in...More

1  Thank Kristine N
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Great learning environment for kids and adults. Nice little walking trail. Very friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Robin632015
Reviewed 2 June 2015

This building houses the conservation efforts for Jackson County, Iowa. It's a newly constructed, beautiful prairie style building. The main floor and small loft area contains displays that are interesting and family friendly (my children ages 5-11 enjoy them). There are nature exhibits, taxidermy of...More

2  Thank Stacey B
Reviewed 9 April 2015

This is a nice nature center. Even though it is small, it has a lot to look at. There are many hands-on exhibits for kids. Our son most enjoyed the water pump outside. Nice place to spend an hour or so and best of all...More

2  Thank RoadTripfromIL
Reviewed 8 April 2015

I think the kids would like the educational aspect and the beauty of the surroundings. We'd go again.

Thank D w
Reviewed 20 January 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to come to get an education. We attended a short session on geodes. We were able to interact by breaking open our own rock after learning about these types of rocks. We then did some geocaching on the site and...More

1  Thank Jceurv
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