Cincinnati Nature Center Again in the News!                 Krippendorf Lodge at the Cincinnati Nature Center

Earlier this fall the Cincinnati Nature Center was touted for following up on its leadership in the "No Child Left Inside" movement by opening its new play area for young children.  Now the Krippendorf Estate has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

They were recognized for both its unique landscape and for the Krippendorf Lodge.  Carl Krippendorf is nationally recognized for his knowledge as a horiculturalist.  He also was very actively involved in the architectural design of the building.  It is representative of the shingle style, popular in the late 1800's.

If you have hiked the woods at the Nature Center, you know how beautiful the terrain is there.  Over the years, thousands of daffodils were planted so the hillsides and meadows simply glow on a sunny spring day.

The Krippendorf Lodge currently houses the offices of the Nature Center on the second floor and serves as a reception and meeting center on the first.  Take time to visit there and imagine what life must have been like for the Krippendorfs in the early 1900's, before there was electricity or cars.  What a great gift this was to our city!