Annett Nature Center is next to Lake Ahquabi State Park; the three floor nature center is a popular field trip destination, with interactive displays and a small collection of live animals. Outside there is a wildlife viewing blind, trails, a butterfly garden, and observation deck. Please call ahead if you plan on going inside the nature center (as opposed to just hiking outside) because hours may vary depending on the staff.
Name: Annett Nature Center
Address: 15565 118th Ave Indianola, IA 50125
Type: Places to hike
Bathrooms: Yes (only when nature center is open)
Shade: Trails are relatively sunny
Trails: Yes, grass/dirt
Water: Yes, pond(s)
Other notes: Prairie plantings, butterfly garden, viewing blind, observation tower, fishing, interactive displays, and live animals (last two inside only). The center and pavilion can be rented. Nature center has an elevator. The two main exhibit spaces are separated by a flight of stairs – so if you have a big group of young kids, it might be stressful.
Official Website: http://www.warrenccb.org/parks-habitats/anc/
DSMOF Blog posts:
–Our January 2017 visit
Other things nearby of note:
- Lake Ahquabi State Park is right next to it
If you’re looking for other places to get outside, check back-in with the interactive map!
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