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The Houston Nature Center

215 W Plum Street

The Houston Nature Center is focused on local wildlife – things that are in the area, used to be here, or show up on occasion.  This includes a woolly mammoth tooth, an extinct giant bison skull, a gray wolf, an elk antler that was locally shed in the 1800s, and a mount of two white-tailed deer with locked antlers.


Arika Arndt

Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016
Cute little nature center full of family-friendly interactive exhibits and lots of info about local wildlife, trails, rivers, etc. Situated at the head of the very nice, paved Root River State Trail. Staff are always friendly and helpful, sometimes there's even an owl from the owl center there "helping out." :) Native plant gardens outside are nicely done and they frequently host events and talks on various nature-related topics. Quite impressive for such a small town!

Dennis Ellingson

Saturday, May 16, 2015
This is a well staffed race. All three events in this tri are executed with precision. The volunteers make you feel genuinely supported throughout the three race events. The Root River is a scenic paddle that is enjoyable wether you are competing to place or competing to finish. The bike has long descent sections and four hills of varying degree of ascent. The run is a flat loop around the outer edge of town(scenic). There are showers available after the race which is so - so nice. The long sleeve T is a real plus and it's cotton. Much better than the sweat-vac material. Thanks for a first class race Houston Lions and volunteers.

Z Bicyclist

Sunday, July 22, 2012
Nice sculpture garden is interesting -- all sculptures related to bicycles in some way. The swingset made from bicycle parts and the flower sculptures were my favorites.

Robbie Erickson

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018

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