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VINS Nature Center

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6565 Woodstock Road, P.O. Box 1281, Quechee, Hartford, VT 05059
+1 802-359-5000
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Had the best time.

This past fall we had the pleasure of visiting VINS Nature Center. I happen to love birds, so this... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carol L
An excellent way to spend the day

We had taken a day off from skiing because it was so cold and had seen brochures for VINS. We were... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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VINS Nature Center offers special educational live bird programs! Admission includes entrance to Exhibits, Nature trails, and Avian Rehab in action. Open picnic areas, beverages and snacks are available at the Nature Store. The VINS Nature Center is located 1/2 mile west from the Quechee Gorge.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“birds of prey” (29 reviews)
“bald eagles” (15 reviews)
“beautiful birds” (14 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
6565 Woodstock Road, P.O. Box 1281, Quechee, Hartford, VT 05059
+1 802-359-5000
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This past fall we had the pleasure of visiting VINS Nature Center. I happen to love birds, so this was a must see. It did not disappoint us. The caretakers were so friendly, knowledgeable and spent time with us on a one to one basis....More

Thank Carol L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had taken a day off from skiing because it was so cold and had seen brochures for VINS. We were pleasantly surprised by the entire organization. We pulled in and were impressed by the sheer size of the place. It wasn’t what we’d expected....More

1  Thank AndreaMP7684PZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate at a special buffet breakfast here recently. My brother was married at Simon Pearce the night before and we gathered for breakfast the next morning before we all headed home. We had a delicious buffet of muffins, Danish, fruit and granola, juices, biscuits...More

Thank Kimberly W
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Pretty cool place to visit, lots of exhibits and lots of well informed and knowledgeable staff. The price is a little.bit much for what it is but money goes to helping wildlife so you can't go wrong with that.

Thank Kyrie K
Reviewed 29 November 2017

For those who are interested in and care about birds of prey and nature, this is a great spot to visit. The staff were caring and generally very knowledgeable. We walked through the area where birds of prey are housed, each unable to be released...More

Thank Ruth-Art
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We picked up a brochure on this Nature area and stopped to view it. The shop was full of great things to buy, we were too early to see a feeding, but we were allowed to tour the area by ourselves. My husband loves Eagles,...More

Thank Jeannene A
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We drove by here several times and after reading about it we decided to visit. We did go on a Saturday so be prepared to share the visit with a lot of families and children. The property is large enough that there is plenty of...More

Thank alidaylily
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped by on our weekend visit. Great place and things they do for the injured animals! Friendly staff and a nice little nature walk through the woods. Beautiful birds in nice enclosures.

Thank Rockchef1
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This is a bird rehab facility that has numerous raptors on display. Most were injured by cars or other means and have limited flight and can no longer survive in the wild. The center does rehab and release birds that are capable of surviving in...More

Thank Tom-WCT
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This was a really nice stop....very informative, very close-up to beautiful birds. Our visit coincided with a raptor lecture/demonstration, which was great. There's a nice gift shop, and parking is easy. So worth a visit.

Thank LookingforGilligan
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Mary L
22 September 2015|
Response from Mb300sr | Reviewed this property |
can't remember. best to google.
Mary L
22 September 2015|
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Response from NHethel | Reviewed this property |
10-5 until Nov. 1 when it switches to 10-4 ADMISSION Adults: $13.50 Seniors (62 plus): $12.50 Youth (4-17): $11.50 Children 3 and under: Free VINS Members: Free
Velora F
12 September 2015|
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Response from jelisel | Reviewed this property |
I could not have said it any better than the answers posted by tajinx. Regardless of the ability to photograph or not, the experience of VINS is worth it. If you choose to have pictures without mesh in them, may I suggest... More