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Ernie Miller Nature Center

909 North Highway 7

The Center provides an opportunity for learning, understanding, and admiring nature's ever-changing ways. It is the focal point of cultural historical, and environmental education programming offered to all ages by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. The Center contains displays, live animals, and Nature's Corner Gift Shop, along with a friendly, knowledgeable staff eager to share their knowledge of nature.


Michael Morris

Sunday, June 10, 2018
Decent trail, although pretty short. About half of the trail is "suburban wilderness" meaning paved paths through wooded areas. But there is a good portion of natural trail. I was there on a Sunday around noon, only saw 2 other hikers. Then again, it was a rare 100 degree day in June. Overall, it's a nice little trail to break in a new pair of hikers... which was my purpose for being there. Four stars only because I wish it were longer and a little less paved.

Brown Bear

Monday, May 28, 2018
We hiked the trails again today. Great trails and definitely will be back again and again. The last time we were here, which was our first time, was in the spring as everything was getting green. We noticed today, now that everything has bloomed out and is green, that all along the trail the trees and bushes are dead. Is this some kind of poison that they spray to kill everything along the trail? If so I really question this practice in a nature sanctuary.... I have attached pictures of what I am talking about. It was like this almost the whole trail, around both loops.

Robert Brown

Monday, May 28, 2018
Saw a northern water snake in the creek. Found raccoon prints. Deer prints. Saw 2 black rat snakes mating on the trail. And a deer walking in the creek. Our 2.33 mile hike was an absolute blast that my 2 eldest boys and myself will likely remember for the rest of our lives. We went in the morning to avoid the heat of the day. The trees also shade much of the path. Such a grand experience!

matt greenfelder

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Our child has attended a couple weeks of summer camp program here for 2 years now, and loves it. Between the fort activities, water park excursions, Timber Ridge field trips, and the boating experiences at Ernie Miller Park itself, they are completely exhausted by the end of each day. Highly recommended for the active nature of the program and the dedication and organization of the staff.

Sara Bundy

Monday, May 28, 2018
Great park for families wanting accessable hikes for all ages. There are tons of learning opportunities in the visitor center and the staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. Always a great experience!!

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