Local Spotlight: Kreher Preserve and Nature Center

Kreher Preserve and Nature Center

Auburn is known for many things—our university, our football team, the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art—and beyond. It’s also home to one of our little secret local treasures: the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center. Tucked away from busy life, it’s a haven for residents, visitors and wildlife alike. Brighten up your day and give this wonderful place a visit!


Spending time in nature can help decrease stress. It can also help people get in their daily exercise, hang out with loved ones, and learn more about their home. Whether you want to explore the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center or you want to try out their programs, you have plenty of choices. Some of the featured events and activities at the Preserve include:

  • The Ausome Amphibians and Reptiles Show;
  • Youth camps, like the Fall Camp;
  • Wildlife study programs;
  • Themed Nature Walks;
  • Family Discovery Hikes;
  • Workshop;
  • An outdoor playground;
  • Classes; and
  • Unique holiday and seasonal events.

Visiting Details

One of the reasons the Kreher Preserve is so wonderful is that it’s fully open to the public. That means you can visit any day of the week—and for free! However, some events may require tickets, so check before attending! The costs are minimal, intended only to keep the Preserve afloat.

All Auburn University students have a free membership at the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center, which can entitle them to discounted or free event tickets. If you want to support the Preserve, you can also go online and get a membership, with various levels available. That way, you can support programs and maintenance for the Center!

The Kreher Preserve and Nature Center is located at 2222 North College St.


Now that you know more about the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center, there’s another Auburn treasure that we ought to mention: Summer Wind Apartments. If you want to explore our apartments, come give us a visit or see our units online. You can also give us a call at (334) 821-4650. Plus, to find out more about Auburn living, check out our blog.