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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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 (January 1 - December 31)

  • Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Trails (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 Open to the public Fridays 10am-4:00pm; 1st & 3rd Sa 10am-2pm; closed on holidays. Trails open every day 6am-10pm. *open for scheduled educational programs during the week*


Free admission.

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