River Bend Nature Center, Faribault

#28 of 71 in Wildlife in Minnesota
River Bend is located in Faribault Minnesota and hosts 10 miles of trails and 743 acres of prairies, forests, ponds, and rivers! Come on your own and hike, bike or join in a program. Detailed event schedules can be found on www.rbnc.org.
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  • It was raining, so we didn't get to enjoy the trails. The Nature Center looked like the perfect place for the summer day camp in process! Would love to go back next time we are in Faribault.  more »
  • River Bend Nature Center is a wonderful place to stretch the legs, get out on the trials with your family, see the river flow, & soon ... smell the spring flowers! We are members of RBNC and have been...  more »
  • A stunning walk in nature with astounding wildlife. This place is beautifully managed.
  • River Bend is a little jewel in the Faribault area. The trails are quite variable, ranging from prairies to dense forests to riverside clearings, and they are well maintained. Some are paved and some aren't, so you can choose how much effort you want to put in to your hike. There is a great outdoor natural play area that my kids adore, and the visitors' center is a big hit with them, too. There are lots of nature-themed toys and books for the little ones inside, and caretakers can relax nearby and read from the adult library or admire the wildlife that visits the feeding station next to the large observation windows. My family loves River Bend, and we make a point to come here at least once a month.

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