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Carl G. Fenner Nature Center

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2020 E Mount Hope Ave, Lansing, MI 48910-1905
+1 517-483-4224
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Close to the city but a world away!

I visited Fenner Nature Center while in town on business looking for somewhere to move a bit after... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michelle C
Norton Shores, Michigan
Great for a outdoor birthday!!

I had my daughters 1st birthday here and everyone loved it! The staff was great, our guide led all... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2016
Elizabeth B
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2 weeks ago
“Close to the city but a world away!”
28 Mar 2016
“Great for a outdoor birthday!!”
2020 E Mount Hope Ave, Lansing, MI 48910-1905
+1 517-483-4224
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Fenner Nature Center while in town on business looking for somewhere to move a bit after a day at my desk! The first trail I took dead ended in what turned out to be a deer run, but that didn't disappoint me as...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 29 March 2016

I had my daughters 1st birthday here and everyone loved it! The staff was great, our guide led all of the kids on a nature hike through the woods and had them identify several things found in nature and mark them. The child who had...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 29 February 2016

If you love nature without the frills and want to actually learn about plants animals and habitat in MI this is the place - trails abound and the inside facility gives a wealth of information about all living creatures and plants that inhabitat this state...More

Thank MaChan H
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Lots of festivals throughout the year at Fenner. Walking, birding, cross-country ski trails. Neat little store where you can but books, guides, mementos, t-shirts, jewelry, etc. They even have a library in the nature center.

Thank Meredith B
Reviewed 29 November 2015

We love the Fenner Nature Center because they offer several little trails to walk around. Our dogs love visiting, even in the winter time. They do provide baggies and trash cans at the start/end of the trail, but I recommend bringing a spare baggie just...More

Thank TripsWithDogs
Reviewed 12 November 2015

We've visited Fenner many times over the years. This offers a relaxed, educational experience for both children and adults interested in ecology. Lots to do there!

Thank Suzanne R
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Fenner Nature Center is located within Lansing, and it protects several different types of habitats with trails going through all of them. It's a nice place to take a walk and take a breath of fresh air when you need a break from it all....More

Thank Andrei S
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Right in the heart of Lansing, over 4.5 miles of trails through native prairies, marshes, maples, oaks, and something unique to Fenner, A native chestnut grove! Wildlife here is highly acclimated to people, so get up close with the deer, turkeys, and abundant other wildlife....More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 18 September 2015

We like to come here for a casual walk. The herb garden is especially interesting to stroll through. Varieties of plants, weeds, trees - and once in a while some wild turkeys - are pleasurable. . Programs or kids are good. My only suggestion here...More

Thank Realkayakjack
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Love stopping by Fenner! Great scenery, fun "Fests," and a nice place to walk around and enjoy nature.

Thank UnVegano
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