Harriet Alexander Nature Center

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Rates

  • Free admission to interpretive building. Program fees vary.

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Directions

  • 35-W to Hwy 36 east (or 35-E to Hwy 36 west) take Dale St exit north, located between CR B2 & C.

Other Date Information

  • Year round. Closed holidays. Building: TU-SA 10am-4pm, SU 1-4pm. Closed M. Trails: dawn-dusk daily.

Attraction Attributes

  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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Events

  1. Wild Rice Festival

    2520 North Dale Street
    Roseville, MN 55113
    Call: (651) 792-7012

    Presented with assistance from Northland Visions, the Pow Wow Grounds Cafe and Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life, sponsored by Great Southern Bank and Half Price Books, this family-friendly celebration of wild rice, the Minnesota harvest, and Native American culture is an all-day event filled with good food, fun activities, educational presentations and engaging exhibits. It will be held, free of admission charge, on the grounds of the nature center.
     
    Foods at the festival will highlight wild rice products and Native American foods. The annual wild rice pancake breakfast, 8:00-11:00 am, offers wild rice pancakes, wild rice sausages, fresh blueberries and 100% pure, local maple syrup. At noon, additional offerings will be provided by the Pow Wow Grounds, a Native American cafe in Minneapolis, and could include wild rice soup, fry bread, Indian tacos, yogurt/wild rice parfaits, buffalo “dogs” and fry bread.
     
    A major goal of the festival is to provide education to the Roseville area community about local Native American cultures and traditions. Presentations, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, include Native American drumming, dancing, singing, flute making and music, storytelling, and traditional wild ricing methods. In addition, Gibbs Museum offers historical vignettes and a replica tipi with representative artifacts of traditional Dakotah life. The festival features hands-on seasonal harvest activities like honey extraction and apple cider pressing. Our resident beekeeper demonstrates the honey extraction process and fills bottles with honey fresh from the hives. Volunteers operate an apple cider press where visitors can help to squeeze cider from donated apples.

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