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Hitchcock Nature Center, Honey Creek

#6 of 22 in Wildlife in Iowa
Must see · Park · Wildlife Area
Open year round Hitchcock Nature Center is home to the Loess Hills Lodge Interpretive Facility & offers visitors many opportunities for low impact recreation. We feature a RV & tent campground, primitive backpack camping, playground, archery range & picnic areas along with over 10 miles of hiking trails in the scenic Loess Hills.

Hitchcock Nature Center is open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 365 days a year. The Loess Hill Lodge Exhibit Gallery is currently operating on winter hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. We are closed Monday through Thursday & major holidays.

Admission is $3.00 per vehicle or purchase an annual membership starting at $20.00.

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  • We visited in late October 2020 as fall colors were a bit beyond peak but were SO impressed with this beautiful park and its trails! We spent 2-3 hours here hiking the Badger Ridge trail (the best of....  more »
  • Absolutely fabulous experience...very well kept and tidy nature preserve. Super amount of walking/hiking trails, ranging from easy to strenuous. Beautiful views of the Loess Hills. Very nice...  more »
  • Some really great hiking not even a half hour drive from Omaha. Great place to escape the city and spend some time in nature. Trails are all really well maintained and clearly marked. Staff and rangers are all very friendly and helpful. Dogs are allowed on leashes which is abnormal for most hiking in the area. Daily admission is super affordable at just $3 per day per car.
  • This is one of my favorite places to hike. I bring my husky here and she loves it. There are enough trails to keep anyone busy. My kids like going to the conservation center.

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