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


Year round. Interpretive Center Open to the public Monday-Friday 10am-4:00pm; 1st & 3rd Sat 10am-2pm; closed on holidays. Trails open every day 6am-10pm.


Free admission. Donations, memberships and class fees support us. Thank you!

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