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Trinity River Audubon Center

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Address: 6500 Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas, TX 75217-5648
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11:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 09:00 - 16:00
Sat 07:00 - 15:00

At 6,000 acres, the Great Trinity Forest is the largest urban hardwood...

At 6,000 acres, the Great Trinity Forest is the largest urban hardwood forest in the United States. The Great Trinity Forest supports a diverse community of plant and animal species and contains a unique mixture of bottomland hardwoods, aquatic and wetland systems and grasslands. The Trinity River Audubon Center, opened October 2008, and serves as the gateway to explore these amazing resources. Visitors have the opportunity to explore hands-on exhibits; miles of nature viewing trails; the Children’s Discovery Garden; and sustainable building features including a vegetated roof, rainwater collection system, energy efficient systems, and recycled materials.

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It's a great place

If you want to take you and your kids too or walk in the park and to learn about the great habitats and the Beautiful olive oil it's a lot of things you know about the Earth and... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
Dewayne M
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

If you want to take you and your kids too or walk in the park and to learn about the great habitats and the Beautiful olive oil it's a lot of things you know about the Earth and so on and so on but I recommend you got to be a great to express for you to take you and... More 

Thank Dewayne M
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Just found out about this place. Decided to visit while in Dallas. Building is very interesting. First thing after starting on the trails was a great white egret flying right by us!!

Thank kim h
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We were blocked at the front door, me, my 8 and 11 year old and our cattle dog gypsy. Our not very friendly host -jerk- told us "no dogs allowed" he further let us know that dogs polute the trinity with their urine, ok would be great if there were signs or if it was well stated on the web... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Learn about native grasses, plants and animals. Diamond in the ruff. Outdoor adventure with exploring the woods and creeks.

Thank Blon2be
Lexington, OK
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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice place to explore habitat within the city of Dallas. Very informative and educational about Dallas and its history. Unbelievable to have this so close to the city.

Thank Evecat
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

I went with my daughter and grandson and we enjoyed walking the trails and identifying the plants and birds. My grandson got a book on birds and we looked up the ones that we saw. It was a relaxing walk of about 2 1/2 miles as we walked more than one trail. I especially recommend the watching tower at the... More 

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Reviewed 16 June 2016

This place is 20 minutes south of downtown. While the main building itself is impressive architecturally speaking, the surrounding grounds are nothing to look at unless you have a special appreciation for natural-state grasslands and wetlands. The local bird and wildlife population is sparse to limited depending on the season. I financially support this place because I believe in their... More 

Thank mark j
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

This is in no way a fault of the center, but we went on a cloudy day and as soon as we stepped outside, it started pouring. I left the wife and daughter at the center to peruse the exhibits while I walked alongside the river, which had half submerged some of the trees. Even on a bad day like... More 

Thank Raymond W
Pearce, Arizona
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

Our family used a meeting room for a reunion, and the venue was perfect for all ages. Although it feels very secluded and remote, it is quite close to Loop 12 and highway175. It's a perfect place for hiking and enjoying nature. The employees are friendly and seem to really enjoy their jobs. Great for all ages.

Thank Anna N
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

After a heavy rains and the river well out of its banks, the unique purpose if the center and site was showcased as to the impact of urbanization on downriver wilderness areas. What an experience! Excellent exhibits indoors and environmental learning opportunities outdoors. Looking forward to a future dryer visit for exploring the trails.

Thank 55LoneStar

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