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Ernie Miller Nature Center

909 North Highway 7

The Center provides an opportunity for learning, understanding, and admiring nature's ever-changing ways. It is the focal point of cultural historical, and environmental education programming offered to all ages by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. The Center contains displays, live animals, and Nature's Corner Gift Shop, along with a friendly, knowledgeable staff eager to share their knowledge of nature.


C. Holliday

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
this is a super cute little Nature Center. Lots of free things to do and places to walk. Lots of free information and it's a self-guided tour as well. I think they also have guided tours if that's something that you're interested in. The trails are mostly paved and so they're comfortable to walk on for people who don't always go do that type of thing. and some nice water areas that you can go relax by. There's also an Amphitheatre

Maegan Valadez

Thursday, July 12, 2018
We loved Ernie Miller! The indoor exhibits were perfect for such a warm afternoon. The kids loved the big birds, turtles and snakes. The nature hike was great, we want to come back in the spring when the water is actually flowing in the creek. It looks like a great place to find tadpoles, we saw a small school of fish this time!

Michael Morris

Sunday, June 10, 2018
Decent trail, although pretty short. About half of the trail is "suburban wilderness" meaning paved paths through wooded areas. But there is a good portion of natural trail. I was there on a Sunday around noon, only saw 2 other hikers. Then again, it was a rare 100 degree day in June. Overall, it's a nice little trail to break in a new pair of hikers... which was my purpose for being there. Four stars only because I wish it were longer and a little less paved.

Brown Bear

Monday, May 28, 2018
We hiked the trails again today. Great trails and definitely will be back again and again. The last time we were here, which was our first time, was in the spring as everything was getting green. We noticed today, now that everything has bloomed out and is green, that all along the trail the trees and bushes are dead. Is this some kind of poison that they spray to kill everything along the trail? If so I really question this practice in a nature sanctuary.... I have attached pictures of what I am talking about. It was like this almost the whole trail, around both loops.


Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Great park overall. It has some great views and hiking trails as well as good bird watching in certain areas. The park is still close enough to the highway that you'll be able to hear cars most of the time though.

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