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Oakdale Discovery Center

4444 Hadley Avenue North
Oakdale, MN 55128


The Oakdale Discovery Center is nestled in the picturesque Oakdale Nature Preserve at 4444 Hadley Avenue.  The award-winning facility provides visitors of all ages a quiet place of reflection and a unique place to learn about nature. Art, nature, books, meeting/reception space - it's got it all!

Visit often to take in the rotating art exhibits, large aquarium, "hands-on" wildlife exhibit room, and to just sit by the fire or on the patio to read.  There is also a historic one-room schoolhouse nearby and plenty of walking trails.

Speaking of trails, the Oakdale Nature Preserve, a 220 acre passive outdoor recreation area surrounds the Discovery Center. The park offers a 28 acre lake and an abundance of prairie land and mature trees. The park also includes paved hiking and biking trails, tennis courts (4), playground area, picnic shelters (2), an observation dock overlooking the lake, and a large parking area at the Discovery Center.

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