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Nixon Park Nature Center

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Lots of fun

I've been here to do the center on our own and also with a school field trip. Both experiences... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
York, Pennsylvania
Awesome Hands On Nature Center for Kids & Adults

A hidden gem just 10 miles south of downtown York. Free. Dropped in when in York. State Park... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
Carol K
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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5922 Nixon Dr, York, PA 17403-9367
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

They have nice hiking trails, but disappointed we were not allowed to have our dogs anywhere in the park, as I like to take them with me, I probably won't go back. But over all a nice park.

1  Thank Kimberly M
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I've been here to do the center on our own and also with a school field trip. Both experiences were fantastic. There's plenty of hands on learning. The staff is great and the other patrons are always friendly.

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Reviewed 2 August 2018

A hidden gem just 10 miles south of downtown York. Free. Dropped in when in York. State Park Nature Center with so many hands-on activities for children. Seriously well-planned with a number of areas focusing on various York County environment - soil, rocks, birds, animals,...More

2  Thank Carol K
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Great place to walk with kids. The exhibit center is interesting, interactive and larger than I expected. My 4 year old loved it here. Best of all is it's free to visit!

Thank dobepaws
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Lots of different plants and environments to look at, this place is great for a day-trip hike. Need to pack snacks and water! Wear comfortable shoes, no sandals! Have fun!

1  Thank Joe N
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

My family went here and had lots of fun lots to see beautiful nature center we will be back had a great time!

Thank elizabeth452018
Reviewed 4 June 2018

The collections of bugs, butterflies, wild animal mounts are truly fascinating. Good place to identify snakes and see bees in action.

Thank tourist218463
Reviewed 26 May 2018

This beautiful nature preserve is simply a lovely walkthrough. Vegetation of so many species makes you go back to when we were kids, exploring the woods near our house. There is also a very informative nature center building, with a HUGE number of taxi'ed lovely...More

Thank TRexPhiladelphia
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Nixon Park has sever nature trails which are neither to long or too strenuous, nice short hikes. The center is focused mostly on local animals and fauna. There is a section of African animal trophies which seems incongruous and a dumping ground as there doesn't...More

3  Thank TomCarolyn H
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I have a very active toddler and no screen policy at home, so we are always looking for some fun in the nature, this place is perfect, all the trails are kid friendly, you can go with a stroller if you need to, but the...More

1  Thank Fernanda M
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