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Randall Davey Audubon Center

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Address: Upper Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone Number: +1 505-983-4609
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08:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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This 135-acre nature sanctuary serves as the state office and educational...

This 135-acre nature sanctuary serves as the state office and educational center for the National Audubon Society, which offers education programs and free natural history and birding walks throughout the year.

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What an informative and lovely park. There was a husband/wife docent team as well that were extremely friendly and helpful and a real joy to visit with. The layout is great and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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laconia, nh
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laconia, nh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What an informative and lovely park. There was a husband/wife docent team as well that were extremely friendly and helpful and a real joy to visit with. The layout is great and the newer section is very well done. Located in a gorgeous section of Santa Fe I would rate this a do-not-miss.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This center is easy to find and not far from downtown Santa Fe -- just get on Canyon Road and follow it to the end. It is well worth the drive -- especially in October when the autumn color is at its finest. Be forewarned -- bring good walking shoes.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

this is a wonderful place to hike and enjoy the outdoors in santa fe. the randall davey house is a historic artist house, the grounds are wonderful, and, of course, you can get married here!

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La Junta, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The museum/house is closed Sundays. Which means there are about 5 places to park, I took the 4th. I walked for an hour 20 minutes and could hardly tear myself away. Very quiet. There was a bench in the shade, so I sat down. A hawk came and landed 8 feet over my head, cocked his head and looked down... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Had a delightful hike just a short drive from the city. It's not strenuous, and after being in a plane most of the previous day, it was a quiet place to stretch our legs and fill our lungs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

By the time we were here, there weren't too many birds to see. However, we heard quite a few. We did not find it difficult to find it. You just follow Upper Canyon Rd until it runs into it.

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Greenwood, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a very nice relatively easy hike. The area is beautiful and the birds are plentiful. The trails are well marked and easy to traverse.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Here's the short story. Randall Davey was a famous painter who can to Santa Fe from East Orange, New Jersey, and set up a home and studio high up in the hills of Santa Fe on Upper Canyon Road. When he died, the property, home and studio was given to the Audubon Society. Today, it offers short, easy hiking trails... More 

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austin,tx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We went early to catch the saturday morning bird watching guided tours that start at 8.30. The guides were extermely friendly and welcomed me, my son my friend, and my parents. They may special effort to get my 10 year old excited about the preserve and the birds -- he was hooked.

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Just a short drive (about 10 minutes) past the plethora of shops & restaurants along Canyon Road at the edge of Santa Fe’s historic Old Town will lead you to a quiet nature retreat known as the Randall Davey Audubon Center - gifted by the heirs of celebrated artist Randall Davey to the National Audubon Society, & now operated by... More 

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