Dodge Nature Center

365 Marie Avenue West
West Saint Paul, MN 55118


The Thomas Irvine Dodge Nature Center is an environmental education and habitat restoration organization located on 322 acres in the heart of West St. Paul and Mendota Heights.  Founded in 1967 by Olivia Irvine Dodge, the organization was one of the first nature centers in the state of Minnesota, and is recognized nationally as a leader in environmental education

Located only minutes from the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Dodge offers prairies, hardwood forest, lakes, wetland, miles of hiking trails, a working farm, orchard, bee apiary, and raptor mews.  Annually, Dodge provides environmental-based education to more than 35,000 children and hosts an additional 7,000 participants through family programs, camps, community events, and open hiking.

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