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Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Ranked #2 of 37 things to do in McKinney
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Nature Reserve, garden, hiking trails and nature center provides an escape to nature.
Dallas, Texas, United States
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56 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Hidden Germ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

This is not an amusement park, but rather a peaceful place for a country walk to photograph and commune with Texas nature.

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English first
McKinney, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Awesome for kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

My cousins young sons loved this place, especially the animated dinosaur walk. Definitely worth a visit.

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Texas
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43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good family outing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2012

We went during the summer and have wanted to go back ever since. The museum itself is pretty small, but the exhibits were pretty cool and my daughter (5) really enjoyed herself. She especially loved the butterfly garden and the animals outside. I liked that the trails are family friendly and not too long.

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Plano, Texas
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60 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“wow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

what can you say about sanctuary. this place has a heart, they help injured birds and such. the grounds are great. plan to spend the day learning

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Dallas, Texas
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2,373 reviews
474 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 962 helpful votes
“Museum and Trails”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2011

The cities and towns are slowly taking up all the previously natural areas. This little museum and trails still survives although surrounded by lots of development. It is definitely worth your time and effort to take a trip to see this attraction which has been around for many years. Lots of trails for the kids to run up and down and they will also like the wildlife exhibits in the museum.

Visited December 2011
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