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Cranberry Mountain Nature Center

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Monongahela National Forest, Marlinton, WV
+1 304-653-4826
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Closed for the Season

Though they are closed for the season, there is still a trail on the premises and some... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Manassas, VA
The staff was wonderful.

We were not planning on stopping because they have snakes safely on display....We did in fact stop... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Martha W
Spotsylvania, United States
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The Cranberry Mountain Nature Center has many interesting features that appeal to visitors of all ages and backgrounds. The exhibit hall features many interactive displays which are both educational and entertaining to young and old alike. The auditorium offers short films on request on topics, such as Smokey Bear Story, Jewels of the Monongahela, Cranberry Glades, wildflowers, and many others. The nature center is host to several popular events during the open season. Kids Night activities include live snake shows, educational programs, magic shows, wildlife presentations, games and visits by Smokey Bear.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Monongahela National Forest, Marlinton, WV
+1 304-653-4826
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Though they are closed for the season, there is still a trail on the premises and some informational signs that were nice. There appears to be ample parking, even during a busier season and there was a picnic table available.

Thank TravelerTP
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We were not planning on stopping because they have snakes safely on display....We did in fact stop because we need assistance to find a waterfall. The staff is delightful.and.Knowledgeable. The center is a must see, snakes and all

Thank Martha W
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Nice nature exhibit that is great for kids. Nice pit stop when you're traveling to Watoga or other natural attractions nearby. Lots of educational resources available on West Virginia's flora and fauna. Always very clean and the naturalists on staff are always extremely friendly. They...More

Thank Nikki B
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a nice stop in between all of the beautiful scenery when traveling this direction. The bathrooms are always clean and the staff working are always kind and very friendly and very informative if you have any questions. A nice place to take a...More

Thank 560tiffanym
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Nice stop with a great selection of books for all ages, syrups, crafts, animal display and a small but cool bear comparison with real bear fur from each to stroke. Staff friendly. Can purchase pepperoni roll combo also at a good price if hungry. Many...More

Thank gary f
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Sweet short path with nice overlook and benches. facilities clean and staff very friendly and informative.

Thank Dutch O
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This visitor center has been here many years...... I took my Grand daughters for a visit. The small display area has some hands on displays my grandkids LOVED> a box were they can make animal tracks, a 3D display of the mountains in the area...More

Thank DaveVWV
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Nice center that offers stuffed and live specimens of what animals can be found in the park. Small center, and can feel a bit overwhelming when crowded. They have snacks and drinks available for purchase, plus a water fountain. Clean restrooms. They have a small...More

Thank Emily S
Reviewed 21 October 2015

A gift shop, ehhh. Oh wow, look at all of these snakes! A lot of taxidermy and a lot of live animals available to walk through and see. We got a lot of great information about the surrounding area from the Park Guide. Check the...More

1  Thank WildWonderfulWander
Reviewed 7 October 2015

I visited and there is a very nice animal exhibit, a small museum, and gift shop. There are free brochures available for local attractions. Also an exhibit of live snakes. Small but nice.

Thank travelwriter52
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