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Chippewa Nature Center

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Address: 400 S Badour Rd, Midland, MI 48640-8661
Phone Number:
+1 989-631-0830
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Went here for pictures

Great place with many different options for photos, the kids all loved everything about the nature center. So much stuff for the kids to do, year round here.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kevin M
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place with many different options for photos, the kids all loved everything about the nature center. So much stuff for the kids to do, year round here.

Thank Kevin M
Midland, Michigan
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an absolutely wonderful experience any time of the year. Beautiful grounds and trails, kid friendly nature museum and activities. On summer weekends a chance to visit the homestead and school of the pioneers. Lots of critters. Beautiful meander along the Chippewa and Pine River. Every season has its own beauty. A nature lovers paradise.

Thank Tenoannie
Midland, Michigan
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46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do you enjoy nature? Do you like to 'go back in time'? Or just go somewhere quiet. It can be done here. The museum / center has places to sit and watch from a bench inside and outside and just watch the river flow by. You can find people to talk to and answer questions. You can see or read... More 

Thank RJVlier
Midland, Michigan
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52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We visited during an usually warm Feb day. Most of the trails are dirt so they were too muddy for us to check out this visit. There is a paved loop/trail near the Welcome Center and a longer paved trail leading to the main road. Both were adequate enough for the walkers, strollers and bike riders we encountered on our... More 

Thank MidMichiganMommy
Midland, Michigan
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a very nice place to learn about nature. There are plenty of hiking trails, and a nice information center. Nice biking trails along the river. A great place to spend a day

Thank royg3
Midland, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a great nearby location to get "out into the woods". There is a maze of paths, but we usually go for the long, perimeter path over the main grounds (about 3 miles). This takes us through pine woods and nettled ground, which gradually morphs into seasonally wetter ground, with the occasional little boardwalk/logwalk to avoid mud, then more... More 

Thank LarryLangrill
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12 reviews
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Taking family photos, nature hikes, picnics, or exploring in the river. This is a great place to take the family for a fun day outside. There are plenty of interesting things to see as well as some 100 year old buildings, some tremendously long trails, and some fun farm animals. Take the kids, pack a picnic, and enjoy a day... More 

Thank mrJoe_b
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53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Visited at night as they had an event at the homestead cabin tonight. What December fun. Nice warm fire outside, and warm wood stove inside. The kids got to make a wooden Christmas decoration and I got to check out what was cooking on the wood stove in the kitchen. Very nice evening.

Thank alan b
Columbus, Ohio
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Great place to take in nature by yourself or with the kiddos. You can hick through densely wooded area to a number of attractions in including a cute farmstead with some live animals. This is a great place to take pictures of nature, or have family pictures taken. Broad array of scenery available.

Thank Diadra358
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Our community is so lucky to have this outdoor space! Nature, in all it's GLORY! Walkways are clean and easy to walk or bike and the scenery is beautiful.

Thank Linda H

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