FORREST L. WOOD CROWLEY’S RIDGE NATURE CENTER PHOTOS
The FORREST L. WOOD CROWLEY’S RIDGE NATURE CENTER located on the southern edge of Jonesboro, Arkansas is the second of four nature centers built by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. It features indoor and outdoor exhibits, trails and films that you can enjoy any time of the year.
The nature center is 17,000 square feet and has many exhibits, most offering hands-on experience. You can test your shooting skills at the hunting simulator. There’s also a theater where you can watch a 16 minute video about the history of Crowley’s Ridge. You’ll experience the roar of thunder & lightening flashes, the rumble of earthquakes and feel the water and wind during the video. There are several live animal exhibits in the nature center featuring animals native to Arkansas. Snakes, lizards, frogs, turtles and alligators are some of the animals there. At 3:30 pm daily you can watch the ‘feeding frenzy’ as they feed the animals. On Saturdays at 10 am they have a ‘creature feature’. There’s always something going on at the nature center.
Outside the nature center there is The Habitats Trail. This trail is about a quarter-mile long and is handicapped accessible. It circles the pond behind the nature center. There are several exhibits along the trail, including a viewing blind to watch for wildlife. If you’d like to go further, there are trails thru the woods that connect to Craighead Forest Park. The flower gardens out front of the nature center attract hummingbirds & butterflies during the blooming season.
While at the nature center don’t forget to check out the Gift Shop to pick up a little something as a souvenir reminder of your visit.
The nature center always has activities going on. Be sure to check their website to see what’s happening.
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600 East Lawson Road
Jonesboro, AR 72404
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