Nature next door, life in harmony

Located immediately south of Bloomington Central Station, the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge is one of only four urban wildlife refuges in the nation and covers 14,000 authorized acres across 34 miles. Hikers, bird watchers, and other outdoor enthusiasts will find much to enjoy in this beautiful natural preserve.

The refuge's visitor center is less than a quarter-mile from Bloomington Central Station, inviting people to balance their urban lifestyle with the harmony of the natural world.

For more information, visit the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge website.