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National Wildlife Visitor Center

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10901 Scarlet Tanager Ct, Laurel, MD 20708-4011
+1 301-497-5760
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Great place

Avery nice place to take you child and grands,The train run was nice you got to ride around and see... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great way for kids to learn about their local environment

I have taken my nieces, nephew and now children here many times. It is a great low key activity... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Dee J
Maryland, USA
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The largest science and environmental education center in the Department of the Interior.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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10901 Scarlet Tanager Ct, Laurel, MD 20708-4011
+1 301-497-5760
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Avery nice place to take you child and grands,The train run was nice you got to ride around and see thing in nature and if your lucky you make see duck, Deers,and other animals

Thank Baylesml
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I have taken my nieces, nephew and now children here many times. It is a great low key activity that is FREE and educational. I would say age range would be 2 -10. Any older and it might be lame unless your kids are really...More

Thank Dee J
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

On our way to Vermont- passing thru Maryland and we saw the sign to the National Wildlife Visitor Center. Decided to take a quick detour to stretch our legs. We thought it would be a nice quick stop based on previous reviews. It was! Small...More

2  Thank winnsmash
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a great place for a 2 mile hike around Cash Lake. It is great, a floating boardwalk takes you over water and half way around there is a large dock where you can sit and rest or watch the bird, and there is...More

2  Thank Marcia P
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We've been driving through Maryland looking for national parks, historic sites, and well-advertised places of interest---the words "Visitor Center" drew us off the road every time. Those words caught our attention along the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and drew us into one of the most worthwhile stops...More

1  Thank Randy L
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I really like walking around this park. There is a tram on the weekends too. The walking trails are short, but there is a nice pond where you can sit and meditate if you so wish. It's a close drive to malls, so you can...More

Thank maggieaynne
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The first thing we saw was a deer run across the road. I am ashamed to admit we went there to use the bathroom. Who knew what we would find. There was a lot of interesting things to look at. But the best thing by...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I have lived near this place much of my life but only found it a few years ago. Nice (shortish) hikes that are very scenic. Evidently bird watchers really like it here. There is also a little tram that takes you on a loop around...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Small exhibit area, pretty trails. Easy to get to by car. Really enjoyed our visit. Woods and water both.

1  Thank rednissan
Reviewed 8 July 2016

A good stop on the way through on 295. We did not venture out into the trails, we just stayed inside and checked out the exhibits in the visitor center. Not a lot to see there, but what is there is interesting. Though they are...More

Thank Jonathan K
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