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Parade of Prairies

Join us for Parade of Prairies, a bus tour showcasing local landowner’s native landscapes. We’ll see high quality native prairie plantings in various stages of restoration and learn about the variety of native prairie plants,…

Fat Sac & Fox Enduro Ride

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Join Indian Creek Nature Center and the Linn Area Mountain Bike Association (LAMBA) for a Fat Bike Enduro Ride on the Nature Center’s beautiful trails!     Check out the video from 2019’s ride from Pilsen…

Monarch Fest

Join Indian Creek Nature Center for our fourth annual Monarch Fest, July 2019. Enjoy a fun-filled day of games, activities and learning at this family-friendly festival. Celebrate the journey these extraordinary butterflies make every year…

Farm to Table Dinner

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Enjoy a menu inspired by the foods of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Iowan summer prepared by renowned Chef Matt Steigerwald of Rapid Creek Cidery. Served at sunset on the Nature Center’s string-lit patio. Registration…

Concerts at the Creek

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Concerts at the Creek Saturday evenings: Summer 2019 Join us this summer for Concerts at the Creek at Indian Creek Nature Center! This series of live outdoor concerts features a variety of genres of live…

Backcountry Film Festival

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Spend an evening at the Nature Center as we host the Winter Wildland Alliance Backcountry Film Festival, a compilation of films that celebrate the human-powered experience through winter adventures. Expect to be inspired to get…

Nature’s Noel

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When it’s time to deck the halls, it’s time for Nature’s Noel! Held annually on the first Saturday in December, the Nature Center grounds are adorned with beautiful fresh-cut evergreens fashioned into wreaths, centerpieces, kissing balls, swags and…

Spring Plant and Art Sale

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The Friends of the Nature Center are ready to fill your yard and garden with a variety of beautiful wildflowers, hostas, geraniums, perennials, prairie plants and MORE at their annual Spring Plant and Art Sale…

Maple Syrup Festival

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2019 TicketsView campus map Come to Indian Creek Nature Center’s signature event to enjoy a taste of real, handcrafted maple syrup fresh from the tap, and stay for a weekend of family fun! The Maple…

Women in Nature

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Now is the time for women to nurture the body that has carried them far, feed the soul that has guided them and steward the land that has served them. Join us for one of…
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