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Chattahoochee Nature Center

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Address: 9135 Willeo Rd, Roswell, GA 30075-4723
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+1 770-992-2055
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

This private non-profit nature center with a Discovery Center that includes...

This private non-profit nature center with a Discovery Center that includes a Nature Exchange and Exhibits, plus a Theatre is focused on interpreting the Chattahoochee River Watershed. With 127 acres of woodland and wetland trails the Nature Center has several well marked walking trails and a river boardwalk with rehabilitated animals along the route. Beautiful butterfly gardens and Georgia's eco-regions are emphasized. The Unity Garden is a great place to learn about sustainable community gardening. Bring a picnic, visit the Nature Store, watch the movie (Re-Imagine the Chattahoochee) and enjoy learning about the Chattahoochee River and environs and the native plants and animals that call this place home.

Regular programming takes place, check the website for times and dates of special events that are family friendly. The Nature Exchange in the Discovery Center is a trader's delight! Learn more on our daily calendar, to plan your visit.

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Always so much fun

Such a wonderful gem! Our family loves the CNC. The kids loved their creature features and have learned a lot from those little presentations. They have great kid friendly hikes... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jennifer R
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9 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a wonderful gem! Our family loves the CNC. The kids loved their creature features and have learned a lot from those little presentations. They have great kid friendly hikes we love to go on. Always a fun day at the CNC

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the fairy house project was amazing. we went several times with the grandchildren. they have aquariums inside the building at just the right eye level for the kids with the most amazing volunteers educating! everytime we go we see new things. there is a bat cave and another house in the woods to explore.

Thank bridgech
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a nice place to walk around the trails and see the animals they have saved but can't return to the wild. There are also lectures which are suitable for young children. Makes a nice day trip.

Thank Reisebricht
Roswell, Georgia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Eagles, hawks, owls, a beaver, turtles - these are some of the animals you'll see outside here. They are rehabbed and unreleasable birds and animals. The main building also has a display of fish and turtles, a snake and opossum. Bird call display wall is interesting along with interactive play area. Our 2 year old grandson loved it, so we... More 

Thank Donna W
Roswell, Georgia
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Fun and relaxed nature trails. Give yourself plenty time because you will want to get your money's worth. Also bring plenty of water.

Thank clintvail
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

This place is beautiful year round but my favorite is spring when the gardens are in bloom. We had two teenagers with us and they really enjoyed themselves. It cost $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. It has a lot to offer, an interactive exhibit area, an Avery, wooded hiking trails, wet land hiking trails and gardens... More 

Thank Valinor
Durham, North Carolina
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

Nothing was blooming but that didn't matter because we were there in January and we didn't expect to see flowers blooming. The place is 127 acres adjacent to the Chattachoochee River that offers walking trails, wetland trails, gardens, butterfly garden, a discovery center and a wildlife walk (aviaries with birds that have been injured and can not be released back... More 

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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We went to see how it had changed since the days when we had sent our son to camp. It's still wonderful. Go. Give it your support. You will not be disappointed. For children's camps, they are incredible. The kids come home dirty and tired, but they learn and are happy.

Thank Barbpal0455
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

CNC is a rare opportunity to visit face-to-face with much of what the southern outdoors has to offer. Nature trails, youth workshops, animal habitats all just minutes from one of Georgia's best small towns (Roswell). The real gem though is the Unity Garden where volunteers grow literally tons of food on 1/4 acre that is then donated to the local... More 

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Wanting to pass on our love of all things outdoors, we readily joined the Chattahoochee Nature Center after our first outing there with our young grandsons. The visitor's center has many interactive experiences for young and old alike. We feel like the birds in the aviary for injured birds are friends and proudly show them off to friends we bring... More 

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