River Bend Nature Center

Contact Information


  • Free admission.


More Information


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

Other Date Information

  • Year round. Interpretive Center M-F 8am-4:30pm; Sa 9am-4pm; SU closed; closed on holidays. Trails open every day 6am-10pm.

Green Practices

  • Desc of Green Practices in Place: Recycling programs for the public, see web site for details
  • Waste Reduction/Reuse/Recycling
  • Eco-Friendly Purchasing Practices

Attraction Attributes

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

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  1. Maple Syrup Fun Run and Pancake Breakfast

    Maple Syrup Fun Run and Pancake Breakfast

    1000 Rustad Rd
    Faribault, MN 55021
    Call: (507) 332-7151

    Join fellow runners to enjoy a beautiful trail run through 743 acres of woods and prairie at River Bend Nature Center in Faribault, MN. There are race distances for all ages and levels, from 50K to a 1 mile walk. All runners receive admission to the pancake brunch afterwards, with real maple syrup made at River Bend! Family members and friends are welcome to join you at the pancake brunch for $7/person. River Bend Nature Center is a 501c3 non-profit that provides environmental education, outdoor recreation and land restoration/conservation to the southern Minnesota community.

Meetings & Conferences

  • Facility accommodates meetings for 30 or more
  • Meetings Website
  • Meeting/Convention Facilities (maximum capacity): 100
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 3

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