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The Discovery Center

Features Animals
898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD 21561-2301
+1 301-387-7067
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Beautiful view

If you want to see some of the local wildlife (fish/turtles)? Great place to bring your young kids... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Monica F
Belcamp, Maryland

The Disvovery Center is in Deep Creek Lake State Park. Parking is free. The Center has a gift shop... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD 21561-2301
+1 301-387-7067
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

If you want to see some of the local wildlife (fish/turtles)? Great place to bring your young kids to learn about the local wildlife. With a view of the Deep Creek Lake in Deep Creek Lake State Park enjoy the hiking trails.

Thank Monica F
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The Disvovery Center is in Deep Creek Lake State Park. Parking is free. The Center has a gift shop and displays of live and stuffed animals. The decks that surround the Center give great views of the Lake. The property has little discovery areas for...More

Thank MissLoisLayne
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Our little grandchildren loved the Discovery Center, especially the live animals and the outside playground area. I wish we would have been there when they have special presentations.

Thank lvs2trvl
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Great place for all ages to learn about and see local wildlife. Aviary is fun too. Free attraction on the lake will be back :)

Thank Jodie S
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

This let's you learn in a fun way what is around you in Deep Creek area. Hands on exhibits, lots of activities for young and old. Aviaries have injured birds to show some local birds close up. Staff really helpful. Fully accessible.

Thank hoots56
Reviewed 25 June 2017

This Discovery center has live eagles, owls, and red tail hawks to view and learn interesting facts. This is an educational site for persons of all ages especially designed for the young to explore hands on learning. Stop and spend an hour.

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

It's not a very big place but we were just looking for something to do to kill a little time before dinner. The kids really enjoyed it! They got to see butterflies, turtles, snakes, eagles and other nature things.

Thank Spacet35
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Visited Discovery Center once during our stay. We joined the program, along with many families, for reptiles and amphibians. It was very informative and we touched a snake for the first time. The program was free. The habitat for the presentation animals was on display...More

Thank ladyKrystal
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Enjoyed the brief walk through the Discovery Centre - this place is definitely more for little children to amuse themselves rather than for adults.

Thank Maria N
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The nature center is not too large but was a perfect little jaunt right on the lake (can even drive your boat there and dock) for our family. It offered info on the local mine as well as having an aviary and several small animals...More

Thank karenacee
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