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Houston Nature Center

#2 of 6 things to do in Houston Features Animals
215 W Plum Street, Houston, MN 55943
+1 507-896-4668
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A great place at the head of the Root River Trail Bike Path.

The Houston Nature Center is a great place to stop while biking and/or camping in the area. There's... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2016
Alan S
Great local attraction as well as for the world traveler.

This has been a pleasant and informative addition to our little town of Houston, MN. Please come... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2016
Marlene S
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31 Dec 2016
“A great place at the head of the Root River Trail Bike Path.”
5 Feb 2016
“Great local attraction as well as for the world traveler.”
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215 W Plum Street, Houston, MN 55943
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+1 507-896-4668
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

The Houston Nature Center is a great place to stop while biking and/or camping in the area. There's a nice park for the kids, bandshell events in the summer and a hiking trail on the premises. The NC also has a number of interesting nature...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 6 February 2016

This has been a pleasant and informative addition to our little town of Houston, MN. Please come and see for yourself and enjoy the friendly people and outstanding scenery.

1  Thank Marlene S
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Lots of educational material and sometimes workers to ask questions. Clean restrooms for campers, wood for campfires and lots for kids to do.

1  Thank CJF2731
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Some amazing taxidermy pieces here, including two deer heads with antlers locked together. Very educational and lots of unique items in gift shop.

Thank TA R
Reviewed 25 November 2014

I have been here many times and this is a great place that kids and adults will enjoy. For adults, take a look at the repurposed iron sculptures outside the Nature Center. In the building, you will likely see one of the owls in the...More

1  Thank MNcustomer
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We went to the concert in the park and stopped in at the nature center. Very interesting, I had no idea Minnesota had rattle snacks but was happy to know no one has been bitten since the 1800's. Definitely a place to stop when in...More

Thank jette1155
Reviewed 27 March 2013

I returned after attending the Taste of the Trail event last fall. This place offers Alice the owl, who is the pet of the local naturalist. I had so much fun meeting Alice and learning about the Owl events.

Thank Gail B
Reviewed 14 March 2013

Alice, a real live Great Horn Owl, works at the Houston Nature Center. There are lots of animals feathers and furs for the kids to touch and feel. Cool place.

Thank Janice V
Reviewed 13 March 2013

Karla is an expert naturalist and her owl, Alice is a great attraction. Interesting displays and free camping are a plus it being right on the Trailhead for the Root River rails to trails program! Must See.

Thank Valerie S
Reviewed 6 January 2013

The Houston Nature Center never fails to impress me...and the local Houston community's support of the Houston Nature Center is also impressive. This nature center serves as a trailhead for the eastern most stop on the Root River Trail, but also has great exhibits, a...More

2  Thank WomanOfthePlains
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