Indian Creek Nature Center – Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The Nature Center has two national recreations trails on its 234 acres in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Established in 1973, the private nonprofit organization includes a 240-acre nature preserve and an interpretive center in a remodeled 1932 dairy barn. The barn houses exhibits including displays depicting various natural habitats, a demonstration bee hive, and an observation tower. The Creekside Shop (where you’ll find special items for home and friends . . . both wildlife and people), auditorium, offices, and restrooms are also located in the barn. The grounds near the barn contain a butterfly garden, a Vermont-style maple sugar house, herb garden, frog pond, beehives, and a prairie. Picnic tables are available for your use.
Location: 6665 Otis Road SE, Cedar Rapids, IA
From the Iowa City area:
Take I-380 to Highway 30 East (exit 16A). Go six miles to Highway 13 North. Go two and a half miles to Bertram Rd. SE, where you will see an Indian Creek Nature Center sign. Turn left. Go one and a half miles to the corner of Otis and Bertram Rds. There you will find Indian Creek Nature Center.
From North of Cedar Rapids:
Take I-380 to Highway 100 (Collins Rd exit). Go East on Highway 100 to East Post Road. Turn right. Take East Post Road to Mt. Vernon Road SE. Turn left on Mt. Vernon Rd.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM. Saturday hours vary, please call to check hours.