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Mason City - Lime Creek Nature Center

3501 Lime Creek Road

Our mission: To develop an awareness and appreciation of our natural world through conservation and education.

The Lime Creek Nature Center opened in 1984 as a conservation education facility serving North Iowa. It was funded exclusively by donations from private citizens, businesses, organizations, and foundations. The nature center programs are not tax funded; we rely on memberships and donations to continue our mission.


Brian Huntley

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Kids always have a great time whenever we go to Lime Creek for a program, or just to walk around & check things out. Staff are great, friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful.

Steve Adair

Monday, March 5, 2018
Great nature center and wildlife preserve. Very nice conference room which non-profit organizations may use.

Lisa Grouette

Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018
Easy to moderate trail choices, lookout points, fishing, primitive camping site (with permit), gorgeous limestone bluffs.

Ryan Currens

Saturday, April 7, 2018
Beautiful Park fantastic Nature Center friendly staff excellent hiking trails

Juan Pearce

Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
Amazing place to walk/bike at. If you are not in the mood to walk then visit the Lime Creek building for a nice museum of bugs, animals, and plant types. Offers several long and well maintained trails.

Lime Creek Nature Center is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media