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Anita Purves Nature Center

1505 N Broadway Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-1825
+1 217-384-4062
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Husband's 30th Birthday party

We rented a room to celebrate the 2nd half of his party (food, cake, games), and it was great... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
via mobile
Nice walk

You can walk through the woods (actually, Busey Woods) or look through the displays. It's a... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Nancy G
Urbana, Illinois
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14 May 2017
“Husband's 30th Birthday party ”
17 Jan 2017
“Nice walk”
1505 N Broadway Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-1825
+1 217-384-4062

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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We rented a room to celebrate the 2nd half of his party (food, cake, games), and it was great!! The facility was clean, quiet, and the grounds were beautifully landscaped. The air even smelled sweet from blooming flowers! My husband had a great time, and...More

Thank madelineroze
Reviewed 17 January 2017

You can walk through the woods (actually, Busey Woods) or look through the displays. It's a pleasant place to go and family friendly.

Thank Nancy G
Reviewed 17 November 2016

I walked through the wooden boardwalk, across from the cemetery. It was a quiet, peaceful fall day. Nice place.

Thank Kathy E
Reviewed 23 March 2016

So nice to see art work which is constantly changing with the seasons in the hallway. Lots of stuff to look at in the Gift Shop and in the discovery museum room. Turtles, snakes, a couple of owls. A great bird viewing room with microphone...More

Thank jwhoyt1
Reviewed 4 February 2016

The nature center is adjacent to Crystal Lake Park, and to Busey Woods. The center itself is not much to write home about, although they do have a small gift shop and offer restrooms if you're going for a hike during their business hours. They...More

Thank Cello12345
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Ok its winter, but its quiet and you can get a nice day out walking through the woods at the back of the nature center. Also check out the glass cases around the walls inside, snkes and other things to look at. Great meeting rooms...More

Thank TheScotsman61
Reviewed 30 December 2014

I am a mentor. I took my mentee to Anita Purves Nature center and she, and myself, loved it. They have many "hands on" experiences with drawers packed with different natural items. There are even interactive videos to learn from. We learned a few things....More

Thank Vicki W
Reviewed 2 October 2014

I really enjoyed looking over the displays. They even have some screech owls! The hands on area for kids looked fun as well. I plan to bring my granddaughter back here so she can see the puppets and displays they have on hand. They also...More

Thank AliceDilts
Reviewed 14 January 2013

An inspiring place for nature lovers from tiny tots to elderly folks. Bird walks on Sundays in spring, seasonal nature walks and much more. Above all, a free Urbana Park district facility maintained with great care. Not to be missed during your visit to the...More

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