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Tamarack Nature Center

#2 of 8 things to do in White Bear Lake Features Animals
5287 Otter Lake Rd, White Bear Lake, MN 55110-5851
+1 651-407-5350
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Great for the kids, or for me alone

I went to Tamarack about four times in the past month while in the area. I enjoyed running on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago

My Wife and I enjoy going here to be together or bring the kids along. Its a very peaceful place to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Daniel H
Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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5287 Otter Lake Rd, White Bear Lake, MN 55110-5851
+1 651-407-5350
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Tamarack about four times in the past month while in the area. I enjoyed running on the trails in the early morning while rustling up deer and turkeys in the underbrush. I enjoyed going back with my family for a prairie walk...More

Thank MrPalustris
Reviewed 1 week ago

My Wife and I enjoy going here to be together or bring the kids along. Its a very peaceful place to go to just have a nice walk around the lake or to take picture. If you are looking you will see wild life such...More

Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place - come with or without kids wonderful trails beautiful picnic area. our grandson was 10 and he loved it - interests for all ages.

Thank Bixby_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The nature center has a nice garden and play area for children. In the summer they have fun summer camps for kids and during the school year they offer a nature centered preschool. They also offer many classes and some free activities thru out the...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We love this place. We only wish we could take our leashed dogs. We do understand, however, that the rule no dogs is because someone abused the privilege.

Thank Jackie E
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Tamarack continues to be a rich asset for this NE Twin-Cities metro area. Strong on offerings for kids and nature lovers. Relatively small in area, but well laid out, and maintained. Currently, construction interferes with parking. We've taken our grandchlldren there for years (they're now...More

Thank Irl C
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This is such a lovely place to take your family on sunny summer day, for a hike and picnic. Wonderful learning center!

Thank IcePonyGirl
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I love taking my grandkids to play at Tamarack. We never seem to get past the garden or the playground areas, but that's great for me. There are fun places with rocks to climb, water in the form of a stream that they turn on...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Love this hidden gem for trail running. Great wilderness scenes and animals. Fun trails and very close to the city Worth the trip

Thank Jamaicaman15
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This is a worthwhile destination; while the indoor area is interesting, with displays and some live animals, the outdoor play area is the favorite of my children: realistic block walls for kids to scramble on, winding paths amongst vegetable gardens, sculpture, wood blocks, water play...More

Thank ortteb1
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25 April 2017|
Response from IcePonyGirl | Reviewed this property |
Trails and Discovery Hollow and Garden are free and open to the public. Please sign in at the main office before or after your visit. Donations are gratefully accepted.