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Jay C. Hormel Nature Center

1304 21st Street NE

The 507 acre Jay C. Hormel Nature Center preserve was established in 1971 and is located in Western Mower County within the city limits of Austin.  The Nature
Center features restored and remnant prairie, hardwood forest, wetlands and meandering streams.  As you hike the ten miles of trail there are deer, mink,
raccoons, salamanders, birds and other native wildlife for your viewing pleasure.


Jennifer Hagen

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Great! We stopped while in town and we're pleasantly surprised with the neat exhibits. Lots for kids to touch and crawl in. Live birds, snakes, and turtles. Learned a lot about the local prairie wildlife. We visited when there was still snow on the ground so we could not do the trails. Bathrooms are well maintained and large. They have a fountain to refill you water bottles. No charge for admission. Highly recommend!

John Gray

Monday, May 7, 2018
If you like the outdoors this is a great place to visit. It is a nature center. The main building is only 1 year old and houses many exhibits for all ages. Plenty of parking. A great trail system for walking or cross country skiing. No pets allowed in the building or on the trail system. A wide variety of trees, grasses and wild life.

Lynn Stadheim

Monday, July 2, 2018
I love the trails here!! I wish there was more in that ne new beautiful building. I feel like there is more classrooms than other things!!

ERG rocks

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Very nice and clean. I had a lot of fun seeing all the nature. Would recommend it to anyone.

Traci Roebbeke

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Fun activities fire the whole family. Live owl, Hawks and snake. Nice paths for outdoor enthusiasts.

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