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Tamarack Nature Center

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another gem

MY Familiy loves casuals walks in the woods...this place offers beauty and easy walk or... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Forest Lake, Minnesota
Awesome place for kids

Tamarack is a fantastic place to take your kids for a day out or just somewhere to let them burn... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
jessica g
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5287 Otter Lake Rd, White Bear Lake, MN 55110-5851
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed February 19, 2015

So many activites during the year. Maple syrup making in the sprin, kids activites learning area. You can just walk well marked trails, cross country etc. No dogs in side main park but beautiful walk around on solid walkway. You may see many turkey, deer,...More

2  Thank Emilie W
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed June 26, 2015

Not well organized and lacking in signage for the trails. I have never been to a park so covered in bugs. Make sure you bring deep woods off.

2  Thank John T
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

MY Familiy loves casuals walks in the woods...this place offers beauty and easy walk or bike...great photo ops and wild life.

Thank Patricia_5754
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Tamarack is a fantastic place to take your kids for a day out or just somewhere to let them burn off some energy for an hour. They have a big sand pit with a little fountain for them to play in, and a man made...More

Thank jessica g
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful park right in the neighborhood! Took a 1 1/2 hour hike on maintained trails through the nature center. On a quiet Sundsy morning. Saw multiple deer, birds, cranes, geese. They also have great programs for kids and families. Will be coming back...More

Thank sjb16
Reviewed August 28, 2018

A well-kept set of trails - both asphalt and "off trail" (which are the cross country ski trails in the winter). Fun nature center building, and child's play area - including a lovely garden (veggies and flowers) - in full bloom this harvest season.

Thank MargB6
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Excellant walking trails in the woods. There is also a comfortable visitor center with lots of helpful information.

Thank GOPHER41
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Tamarack park is a huge reserve. There's tails and a visitor center, so lots to do. You won't regret a visit.

Thank Terry M
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

I stopped by for a presentation on environmental monitoring using dragonfly populations. Wait, stay with me, it was really interesting! They had hands on activities, training on how to catch and identify dragonflies, and then we all went hunting in the park. It was a...More

1  Thank KatieCole
Reviewed April 24, 2018

We walk in this lovely Ramsey County park at least three times a week throughout the year. We often see deer, wild turkeys and a wide variety of birds . We have also seen coyotes. It is a true nature center with interesting classes for...More

Thank Gretchen S
Reviewed March 13, 2018

This is our favorite local place to take the kids on a Saturday afternoon. They can learn about the animals (during opening hours), see the vegetable garden, play in the cool playground.

Thank Conrad N
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

Nice place to visit with the kids. Mother Nature. Nice place for a walk. Educational. Note: The school s will bring kids for day field trips, so sometimes it gets busy.

Thank Craig A
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April 25, 2017|
Response from Raven F | Reviewed this property |
Trails and Discovery Hollow and Garden are free and open to the public. Please sign in at the main office before or after your visit. Donations are gratefully accepted.