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Lilly Nature Center

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Address: Celery Bog, 1620 Lindberg Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906
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+1 765-775-5172
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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We go at least 4-5 times a month because the grandchildren are members of Junior Nature Club that meets in the center 10 months of the year. The nature center has a lot of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
grandmaof3189
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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9 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We go at least 4-5 times a month because the grandchildren are members of Junior Nature Club that meets in the center 10 months of the year. The nature center has a lot of resources especially about birds and wetlands. I appreciate the bird viewing area which is always full of activity. It has a large meeting room and access... More 

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East Syracuse, New York
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Many refer to this as Celery Bog Nature Area. I first visited this park in February on a warm winter day. It had pave trail that I could walk my dog on with out the mud. Unfortunately nice days and days off did not match up until today. Before the afternoon thunder storms hit my Peekapoo walked the wood chip... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

The Lilly Nature Center serves as an entryway to the Celery Bog, a bog/wetlands area on the northern edge of Purdue University. There are several well marked and well maintained trails along the western edge of the bog, and around the nature area. There are several types of water fowl that can be viewed year round in and around the... More 

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1 Thank marcus322
West Lafayette, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I enjoy going to Celery Bog to walk, bird watch and just relax. The trails are well maintained and have benches and boardwalk overrlooking th bog at various places on the trail. There are picnic tables and open areas for kids to play frisbee or other games. In the nature center you can sit inside and watch the birds at... More 

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1 Thank Janaroni
Lafayette, Indiana
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Celery Bog is a paradise in the hear of west lafayette. Great place to hike, exercise, watch birds and relax!

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Greenfield, Indiana
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We didn't actually go into the nature center but the Celery Bog Nature Area is a great place to hike. If you are into bird watching it's a good place to see all kinds of water fowl. We saw lots of wood ducks and all kinds of warblers.

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1 Thank 3MG1949
Lafayette, Indiana
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

The Lilly Nature Center is a fun and FREE family activity! We love exploring all the parks in the Lafayette/West Lafayette area. This one is a hidden gem among Purdue's residential living area. The best part is all the animals surrounding the center that live off of the celery bog. The nature center has so many different activities to explore... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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81 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Come, sit and rest in the glass fronted viewing area where small animals and birds come to feast. You will want to build one at your own home. This building on the edge of a noted bog is a first class experience, with or without children. You will learn about the area from the time of the glaciers up to... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

We visited here while visiting our daughter at Purdue . . . once in the summer, and once in December .. . both times were delightful. There are many very easy trails through the woods and the bird-watching is excellent . . . we saw so many different species . . in the woods and on the water .. .... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Over the years I have been there on many occasions and for different programs and events. The trails are interesting, and the displays in the building are a tremendous help in understanding the ecology of the "Celery Bog".

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