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Audubon Acres and Maclellan Island

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Address: 900 N Sanctuary Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-4105
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I just love to be away, at least feel like I have. I can spend an hour at Audubon acres and feel refreshed or less stressed. It's beautiful and they have great programs for the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just love to be away, at least feel like I have. I can spend an hour at Audubon acres and feel refreshed or less stressed. It's beautiful and they have great programs for the kids in summer and fall. The people that volunteer are so helpful and sweet. Take a sandwich and a book go watch the birds or... More 

Thank luvbug2u1
Tipp City, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an island only accessible through the scouts as per the guy on the Duck Ride. he motored around it and said it was closed except for those scouts they allow there at certain times of the year.

Thank kredlady77
Winnipeg, Canada
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We visited the Audubon Acres for do some birding. We walked about a third of the trails and saw quite a few birds. The scenery is beautiful and it is so peacful. We spent about 3 hours there but had to leave due to rain. The young man at the visitor center was very helpful.

Thank Lizkcbrian
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Easy level hike round by the water and bridge, couple inside was super friendly, train went by a few times carrying coal which was cool. Will totally come back!!

Thank Cynthia R
Kailua, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Our timing on this area might not have been the best for looking for birds as it was late October. However, there are nice walks around and the leaves were changing so it was picturesque. The swinging bridge is a must see in the area. We were informed to be aware of poison oak and ivy, a good thing as... More 

Thank luvcruzin2
Harrison, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Visited The Acres of Darkness on Oct 2016, it's a haunted trail in Audubon Acres. The price was $15. The line for the trail was long, waited for over an hour. They had activities for children (face & pumpkin painting) and food (hot dogs & a few drink choices). The trail was about half a mile, but it didn't feel... More 

3 Thank bren416
Ooltewah, Tennessee
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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Tranquil, peaceful and beautiful. Walk across the gentle swinging bridge. Great for family time. Put those phones down and really live! Enjoy the outside.

Thank rockstreesminerals
Hayden, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We decided to drive here on a recent visit, but we did not end up staying due to the first impression we received and the $6 a piece entrance fee. When we considered the free nature areas around town, it just did not seem like it could be worth it. Although I am sure the fee is necessary for the... More 

3 Thank Kayla2019
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

I do want to warn visitors that there are some trails that border on residential areas where inconsiderate neighbors will blast really loud music/rev motorcycle engines, which kind of ruins the serene "one with nature" vibe the place strives for. I was disappointed by this when I visited for the first time last month. Other than that, I really like... More 

3 Thank Dora R
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Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Beautiful area in the East Brainerd area of Chattanooga. Many trails/paths to walk. Not too technical, but not for strollers or people that have difficulty on natural trails.

2 Thank Ariana S

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