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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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Magnificent raptors

I love this place so much I've visited twice in the past year. The ambassador birds are displayed... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Karen K
Nice visit

We're staying at a nearby campground and we were driving around and came upon this center. It's... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Melbourne, Florida
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“birds of prey” (27 reviews)
“bald eagles” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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 days ago

I love this place so much I've visited twice in the past year. The ambassador birds are displayed in enclosures with a great deal of information. They often seem to be "posing" close enough to the fencing to take some great photographs. The Raptor Talks...More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 6 days ago

We're staying at a nearby campground and we were driving around and came upon this center. It's small but very nice to visit and enjoy the birds of prey. We were able to see a couple of the presentations offered and that was nice. We...More

Thank CharismaJ2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The nature center looked interesting but we were stopped by what we thought was a high senior admissio on a rainy day with no offer to return for free if we got rained out. The staff was friendly and the gift shop ok but we...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like hawks, owls, eagles, you should make this a stop on your trip through the area. The fact that this is a place injured birds can find hospitalization, and rehab, is reason to make a donation. The show was great-stayed for a second...More

Thank Spiketravelmeister
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To feel satisfied, you really should attend one of the sessions. You learn a lot and you get a much closer look at some of the raptors. The trip around the pens does not take too long, but there is lots of opportunity to ponder...More

Thank Thom P
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Really liked this place as did the kids. Got to see the reptile and raptor feeding shows and some of the show that they bring the birds out which were all cool. They have around 20 raptors that you can walk around and see. Get...More

Thank mr_hand
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful grounds, amazing birds, and a wonderful mission. Great for adults and children. Definitely worth the stop and listening to one of the presentations. We will be back!

Thank Geezer1244
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I would highly recommend VINS for people of all ages. They have raptors in cages that are easily assessable for everyone. The people at VINS have raptor and reptile shows, feeding the raptors, guided tours.. Education is their goal so you will tell others how...More

Thank Janice D
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We've been in her area for YEARS and never bothered to stop at VINS. Glad we finally did after reading some other reviews. Got there right before 11am to see the talk on raptors. Nathan, the thin, bespectacled long-haired naturalist, did a fantastic job talking...More

Thank Lauralanglois
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Bring good walking shoes, water bottle, insect repellent. Very nice gift shop - items on the pricey side. Fair admission fee to enter center. Excellent exhibits. Many birds on display in sizable cages. Information posted on each type of bird near cage. Quite educational. Nice...More

Thank Rita S
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Mary L
21 September 2015|
Response from Mb300sr | Reviewed this property |
can't remember. best to google.
Mary L
21 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