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Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge

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Fun Saturday Hike

My wife saw a post on Facebook for the Fort Worth Nature Center and Preserve so we decided to check... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
robertwB2081YO
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Keller, United States
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Such a wonder and so close to the city.

If you very lucky you will see painted buntings in the refuge. They are in the upper branches and... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
V5005WObarbarac
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Arlington
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Peaceful nature reserve located just ten miles away from downtown Fort Worth; amenities and attractions include 20 miles of hiking trails, a resident bison herd and prairie dog colony, a marsh boardwalk and the Hardwicke Interpretive Center...more
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9601 Fossil Ridge Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76135-9148
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We saw some Bison & a Boar Pig inside a fence. They were having quite a drout so the wetlands were partly dry.

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Rob D, Manager at Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. The drought has broken and we hope that you will return soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife saw a post on Facebook for the Fort Worth Nature Center and Preserve so we decided to check it out on a late Saturday morning. It is $5 bucks a head and you stay as long as you like. We mostly hiked the...More

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Rob D, Manager at Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the positive review! We are glad that you enjoyed your visit although we are a bit unclear as to what you are referring to as "the island loop". We have two islands, Greer in the south and Todd Island in the north, but...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018

If you very lucky you will see painted buntings in the refuge. They are in the upper branches and very brightly colored. There are an abundance of different birds and an occasional siting ol wildlife; There is a peaceful about the entire area.More

Thank V5005WObarbarac
Rob D, Manager at Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thanks for the great review! Painted buntings are just one of the many jewels that you might find at the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. Be sure to visit at different times of the year to have the best chance to experience all that...More

Reviewed 8 August 2018

I had no idea this place was here until my cousin posted something about it. It's such a neat place and I'd love to go back when I have a little more time to spend there. When we were walking we even saw a young...More

Thank Danielle C
Rob D, Manager at Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thanks for the great review! There is lots more to see around the Refuge as you spend more time. Be sure to visit in different seasons to really get a good idea of all that the Refuge has to offer.

Reviewed 7 August 2018

We purchased a family membership in June and I'm so glad we did. We take the kids almost every weekend to the free (once you become a member) nature classes. Elizabeth is a GREAT instructor and very patient with kids who keep interrupting with endless...More

Thank eloar021807
Rob D, Manager at Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Wow! Thanks for the fantastic review!! It is very gratifying to know that we are helping change lives for the better. We hope that the Full Moon Paddle meets your expectations.

Reviewed 30 July 2018

We really enjoyed our visit to this park. The Bison were fenced off from the public but we could view them from the parking lot. They seem to have a lot of space to roam. We really enjoyed a couple trails and especially ththe Audubon...More

Thank m7m72000
Rob D, Manager at Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Thank you for the great review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and that you were able to learn of the important role that Margaret Parker played in developing the FWNC&R.

Reviewed 19 July 2018

I liked it. There are many different trails. You can see bison, if you are lucky because they are animals, so not always near santiers. Apparently, we can also see crocodiles, but I have not seen it (luck or bad luck, I do not know)...More

Thank Coralie M
Rob D, Manager at Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

Thanks for the great review, Coralie! I hope that you make many more visits so that you can hike all of our trails.

Reviewed 27 June 2018

We went there to put our kayaks in the river. We didn't have time to look around but I would like to return and walk around. Also spend some time watching the bison.More

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Rob D, Manager at Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Thanks for the review. I think that on your next visit, you will find that our trails are enticing and our bison herd is fascinating! I recommend visiting in the morning to see the most wildlife. Summer visits are always hot but the fall is...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018

We went here on a Monday morning. The attendants were very friendly and informative. We saw only 6 or so other people on the trails, so it was nice and peaceful. We hiked the Riverbottom Trail, which is right along the river. Pretty views, and...More

1  Thank Jeannie K
Rob D, Manager at Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review. You picked a great day to visit the refuge, and the Riverbottom Trail offers a wide variety of flora and fauna depending on the time of day you visit. Glad you had a chance to see the bison! The...More

Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Very nice little getaway if your from FortWorth. I was looking for a nice spot to hike besides trinity trails. I recommend hiking The Canyon Ridge trail. You go slightly up hill and get great views of the marshes/lake on the way up. Also great...More

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Adults: $5 (13 years +) Children: $2 (3-12 years; under 3 years free) Seniors: $3 (65+) $1 discount for active/retired military with Military ID
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IT is all the same... Just a name... the place has a nice center to visit and then there all gravel roads that run along the Trinity River...Hope this helps...
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I hope you've been able to find a good solution for your prairie dog.
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