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VINS Nature Center

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6565 Woodstock Road, P.O. Box 1281, Quechee, Hartford, VT 05059
+1 802-359-5000
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Presentation was the highlight, birds up close, steep admission price

In summary, we had a great visit here. We saw some birds up close and had a chance to hear a lot... read more

Reviewed yesterday
soxskier
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Beverly, Mass.
Raptors up close

The Vins nature center is a great opportunity to see some incredible birds up close. I think the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
William B
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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VINS Nature Center offers special educational live bird programs! Admission includes entrance to Exhibits, Nature trails, and Avian Rehab in action. Open picnic areas, beverages and snacks are available at the Nature Store. The VINS Nature Center is located 1/2 mile west from the Quechee Gorge.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“birds of prey” (29 reviews)
“bald eagles” (15 reviews)
“beautiful birds” (14 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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6565 Woodstock Road, P.O. Box 1281, Quechee, Hartford, VT 05059
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+1 802-359-5000
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"birds of prey"
in 29 reviews
"bald eagles"
in 15 reviews
"beautiful birds"
in 14 reviews
"snowy owl"
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"rehab center"
in 7 reviews
"permanent residents"
in 5 reviews
"educational programs"
in 5 reviews
"knowledgeable staff"
in 8 reviews
"on display"
in 10 reviews
"admission fee"
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"money goes"
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"harris hawk"
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"three generations"
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"injured animals"
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"golden eagle"
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"nice facility"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

In summary, we had a great visit here. We saw some birds up close and had a chance to hear a lot about some of the birds and ask questions with some educators. That being said, the price is just too high. I could see...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Vins nature center is a great opportunity to see some incredible birds up close. I think the Snow Owl was posing for pictures! The nature center site is beautiful and worth visiting on its own.

Thank William B
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Learned a great deal. Saw owls and captors up close. Great experience. Not a very diverse crowd though.

Thank Valerie D
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Reviewed January 25, 2018

This past fall we had the pleasure of visiting VINS Nature Center. I happen to love birds, so this was a must see. It did not disappoint us. The caretakers were so friendly, knowledgeable and spent time with us on a one to one basis....More

Thank Carol L
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Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

We had taken a day off from skiing because it was so cold and had seen brochures for VINS. We were pleasantly surprised by the entire organization. We pulled in and were impressed by the sheer size of the place. It wasn’t what we’d expected....More

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Reviewed January 16, 2018

I ate at a special buffet breakfast here recently. My brother was married at Simon Pearce the night before and we gathered for breakfast the next morning before we all headed home. We had a delicious buffet of muffins, Danish, fruit and granola, juices, biscuits...More

Thank Kimberly W
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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

Pretty cool place to visit, lots of exhibits and lots of well informed and knowledgeable staff. The price is a little.bit much for what it is but money goes to helping wildlife so you can't go wrong with that.

Thank Kyrie K
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Reviewed November 29, 2017

For those who are interested in and care about birds of prey and nature, this is a great spot to visit. The staff were caring and generally very knowledgeable. We walked through the area where birds of prey are housed, each unable to be released...More

Thank Ruth-Art
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Reviewed November 27, 2017

We picked up a brochure on this Nature area and stopped to view it. The shop was full of great things to buy, we were too early to see a feeding, but we were allowed to tour the area by ourselves. My husband loves Eagles,...More

Thank Jeannene A
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Reviewed November 3, 2017

We drove by here several times and after reading about it we decided to visit. We did go on a Saturday so be prepared to share the visit with a lot of families and children. The property is large enough that there is plenty of...More

Thank alidaylily
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Mary L
September 22, 2015|
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Response from Mb300sr | Reviewed this property |
can't remember. best to google.
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Mary L
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Response from NHethel | Reviewed this property |
10-5 until Nov. 1 when it switches to 10-4 ADMISSION Adults: $13.50 Seniors (62 plus): $12.50 Youth (4-17): $11.50 Children 3 and under: Free VINS Members: Free
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I could not have said it any better than the answers posted by tajinx. Regardless of the ability to photograph or not, the experience of VINS is worth it. If you choose to have pictures without mesh in them, may I suggest... More
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