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Address: 18670 63rd St, Maquoketa, IA 52060-9155
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A treasure

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2017
Nicole F
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Marion, VA, United States
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Marion, VA, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 hand a variety of natural treasures. My family and I especially loved the wild bird... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Jessie J
Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 IA. There is a live bee hive, really cool. It's free so take a little... More 

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Maquoketa, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

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

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La Motte, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 native animals, some live snakes and turtles, a model HO scale train historical layout of... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 it is free!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015

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

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Thank D w
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 in nearby parks. This is a great place to bring children.

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Corydon, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2014

We were there in the late fall, so it wasn't a good time to do any of the outdoor activities, but we enjoyed the museum. It was small but had a lot of good information. The most interesting to us was learning about the limestone kilns. It inspired us to go see them. This is a good place to visit... More 

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Waukon, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

New clean interesting, great windows to view nature from and path to walk around. Lots of information on other things to view in the area.

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