River Bend Nature Center

Located approx 1/2 mile east of downtown Faribault off of Hwy 60. Look for brown River Bend Nature signs.

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About

River Bend Nature Center was established in
1978 in Faribault, Minnesota and is a non-profit nature center located on 743
acres which includes maple basswood forests, restored prairies, wetlands and
the Straight River.

The mission of River Bend Nature Center is to
help people discover, enjoy, understand, and preserve the incredible natural
world that surrounds us. Through contact with River Bend Nature Center, we
envision that people will develop understanding of natural systems and our
connections within them and be inspired to conserve and be stewards of the
natural world.

River Bend Nature Center provides
environmental education, conservation and recreational programs, events, and
activities for area schools and the public. Visit year-round to explore ten
miles of multi-use trails and an interpretive center open to the public with no
entrance fees.

Become a member, donate, or learn more at www.rbnc.org

Hours & Dates

Interpretive Center Hours (January 1 - December 31)

  • Monday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Trail Hours (January 1 - December 31)

  • Monday: 6:00am - 10:00pm
  • Tuesday: 6:00am - 10:00pm
  • Wednesday: 6:00am - 10:00pm
  • Thursday: 6:00am - 10:00pm
  • Friday: 6:00am - 10:00pm
  • Saturday: 6:00am - 10:00pm
  • Sunday: 6:00am - 10:00pm
Year round. Interpretive Center M-F 8am-4:30pm; Sa 9am-4pm; SU closed; closed on holidays. Trails open every day 6am-10pm.

Rates

Free admission.

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