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Milford Nature Center & Fish Hatchery

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Address: 3400 Hatchery Dr, Junction City, KS 66441-8651
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+1 785-238-2638
Today
13:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 13:00 - 17:00

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Awesome learning center and it's free!!

We've gone to the Nature Center several times and find a new activity to do every time. The outdoor animals and playground area are always a big hit with the kids. My favorite is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 December 2016
Sadie B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We've gone to the Nature Center several times and find a new activity to do every time. The outdoor animals and playground area are always a big hit with the kids. My favorite is the butterfly room where you can see lots of beautiful butterflies! Inside they have more small animals to view and hands on play areas for the... More 

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Atchison, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

What fun to be able to witness nature in the wild...lovely area fit for a day trip, walking trails, fishing, watching the eagles...fabulous day!

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Thank KansasDayTripper
Manhattan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

There's a lot packed into a small space at Milford Nature Center. It's a must see for animal lovers and anyone interested in nature in general. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. Their purpose is to rehabilitate animals and educate visitors. Please leave donations at the gift shop, as the work they do is so important (and of course,... More 

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Arkansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Great for kids I think. Still fun for adults. Animals, info, fish hatchery and small butterfly walk through. Shaded spots to sit when outside and playground for the kids.

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Thank Carrie B
Hampton, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

The fish hatchery was closed when we got there but we got to see a lot of ducks and geese on the pond to top it off we got to say to Baldeagle's got real close to get some pictures.

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Thank Mem1960
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

We visited and enjoyed the butterfly house with many monarch butterflies (so rare now) were flying between flowers. Our 2 year old grandson enjoyed the Nature Center exhibits, especially the diorama with the calls of the various animals available. We also found the snakes and reptiles, screech owls and other animals interesting. Watching the prairie dogs scampered through clear tubes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

we would recommend going here. the fish part was a bit bland, but the animal and reptile exhibits were awesome. there are rattlers and turtles and frogs and prairie dogs. we took the kids. beautiful butterflies,and owls, amd cats too. great price at free. worth a stop.

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Solomon, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Great for all ages. Bald eagle and other assorted things both on the ground and in the air. Staff is very informative. Fish hatchery is interesting too.

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Thank John M
Junction City, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Milford lake is said to be the largest manmade lake in the midwest US. A lot of activities can be done like fishing, boating, hiking, sight seeing, and swimming. The best time to visit is summer. There are cottages and huge parking areas, if you have motor homes you can spend days there enjoying the cool breeze and greeneries. Sunsets... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

The Milford fish hatchery and nature center had more than I expected. There is live animals, birds, reptiles, butterfly house and lots of displays of wildlife and fishes. We thought this place was amazing. We would definitely bring our friends or family to this facility.

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