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Neat place

This is a stop in the Fruita section of Capitol Reef NP. It was one of the old homesteads and is... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2017
Williams, Arizona
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A great learning experience for kids

This is an interactive discovery center in Capitol Reef National Park. The kids can learn about the... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2013
the west
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Oct 4, 2018
“Excellent Geology program for kids”
May 21, 2018
“Good for the kids”
Visit the Ripple Rock Nature Center, located on the Scenic Drive, just south of the visitor center. Kids can spin wool, pretend to milk a cow, make cornmeal on a prehistoric grinding stone, identify fossils or play with animal puppets.
Torrey, UT
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

We attended a wonderful geology talk for kids. A young man from one of the State colleges gave the talk, and his enthusiasm for the topic and knowledge of the subject matter made for an excellent presentation. all the kids were attentive wihc is no...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kit B
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Stopped by while parked at the Blacksmith shop. Has a couple of small displays on the natural aspects of the park - flora and fauna. There are a great many informational brochures you could review or select. It's staffed by a member of the Capitol...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

This is a stop in the Fruita section of Capitol Reef NP. It was one of the old homesteads and is surrounded by fruit groves. Deer often graze very close to the covered porch. The center was staffed with enthusiastic Park Service interns and provided...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank greenjay1
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We stopped at the Ripple Rock Nature Center when we visited Capitol Reef last August. The kids wanted to become Capitol Reef Jr Rangers and Jr Geologists. One of the requirements is to join a ranger led program. The program was at the ripple Rock...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

I had high expectations based on past reviews. It was only open one of the days we were there so we made a point in visiting it. It's really small and we spent like 5 minutes...

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Xuemei A
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Take the kids and the camera, Christmas card perfect. We spent about two hours there. Bring in your own snacks.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank tomjanew
Reviewed 12 July 2013

This is an interactive discovery center in Capitol Reef National Park. The kids can learn about the pioneer lifestyle, the geology, the animals, and even make their own plaster casts of their favorite animal footprints, all for free.

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank rocTheWest
Reviewed 3 October 2012

This is in a great setting for the kids to learn the nature and geology around the area. There was lots to do in the building including toys, crafts and hands on learning.

Date of experience: August 2012
Thank GlennDiver
Reviewed 29 April 2012

what a great place for kids young and old, or even for those young at heart.

Date of experience: September 2011
Thank happygolucky1971_12
Reviewed 13 August 2009

This is a great stop in Capital Reef if you are travelng with kids. They have interactive displays and activities related to the history and geology of the area.

Thank Superboy007
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