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Houston Nature Center, Houston

#39 of 71 in Wildlife in Minnesota
Thanks to our free showers, clean restrooms, natural playground, native plantings, recycled bicycle art, and vehicle shuttle service, we’ve earned the reputation as the best trailhead in the state!

Limited hours fall through spring.
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  • This was really cool. We got to see four owls, two of them up close. The staff was very knowledgeable and gave a very interesting and professional presentation. Worth the drive from La Crosse!  more »
  • The small visitor building was interesting and the park is nice. But the natural playground, is simply wonderful! Our 6-year-old loved it, and frankly, so did his mom and dad! If you are in Houston, t...  more »
  • I was there on 9/15 for the Swede Bottom 100 ride. Nice place. Showers there after the ride were a God send. Thanks for a great little park. Impressive, especially for a small town.
  • On the bike trail. This nature center is very unique, interesting and educational. It holds several relics that are unique to this geographic locations natural history, and is interactive too. The staff does a great job at welcoming tourists, and they even gave us a bucket for kids of all ages to ride the zip line at the park behind it, which also had a fireman pole. Houston, MN is not what most people think could be a great vacation destination. This center, it's park, and bike trails to nearby towns like Rushford Creekside Park prove differently.

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