Westwood Hills Nature Center 

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Westwood Hills Nature Center

8300 Franklin Ave W
Minneapolis, MN 55426

.5 mi S of I-394 and .5 mi W of Texas Ave on Franklin Ave.

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This nature center has 3 miles of hiking trails, a marsh area, floating boardwalk, picnic area, outdoor honeybee exhibit and indoor educational exhibits of both live and taxidermy animals. Weekend family programs and birthday parties. Weekday school field trip programs. Playground, canoe, snowshoeing.


Year round. Hiking trails: dawn-dusk. Interpretive Center: Year Round M-F 8am-4:30pm; SA SU noon-5pm. Closed holidays.


Free admission. Free parking.

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