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Address: 2730 Harper St., Lawrence, KS 66046
Phone Number: (785) 832-7980
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I love Prairie Park. It's pretty and they have nice walking trails. I'm only giving it a 4-star because I got a tick once when I was there. LOL. Protect yourself from ticks!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Susan3922
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Lawrence, Kansas
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Lawrence, Kansas
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Prairie Park. It's pretty and they have nice walking trails. I'm only giving it a 4-star because I got a tick once when I was there. LOL. Protect yourself from ticks!

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Thank Susan3922
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely venue for a family outing. Bring your walking shoes and make sure your little ones are not afraid of caged birds (a couple of theirs get a bit loud from time to time). Educational and interesting. Worth a visit.

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Thank Kaitlyn J
Lawrence, Kansas
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370 reviews
216 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Just east of town off of 23rd street you will find a very enjoyable nature area with a wide variety of flora and fauna to explore. It is easy to get to and worth the visit.

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Thank buffalojim67
Lenexa, Kansas
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32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The boys and I have been visiting for seven years. The grounds are always well kept and interesting. The exhibit building, however, is another story. And this is not the fault of on site workers or volunteers. The interior is shabby, exhibits unkempt, dirty, aged, and stagnant. There is ample room for expanding the building, if the City of Lawrence... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great place to take kids on hot summer days and see several live native species of Kansas. Can have birthday parties there too.

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Thank James M
Lawrence, Kansas
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I love bringing my kids here. There is so much to do and see! The Nature Center has some great exhibits with live animals, including an area in the back with owls, eagles, and other large birds. If it isn't blazing hot out like it has been this summer, take a walk around Lake Mary - the paths are paved... More 

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Thank seeclark
Wellington, New Zealand
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77 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

I had expected more animals and different cages and viewing, but in saying that the possibilities for interaction with the animals by the children would be endless. It was interesting to hear the reasons for saving some of your native animals from extinction as they are pests in my own country, but in your ecosystem they are very necessary. It... More 

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Thank Janne N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

We have been to the center dozens of times. It is small but friendly, with cool animals and displays. Plus admission is on a donation basis. It is also part of a park and small lake with walking paths.

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2 Thank 1961hrh
Topeka
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Our family had never heard of this place before but decided to give it try. We had a great time looking at the animals and taking a nice walk to the lake. All the kids really enjoyed it (ages 9,3, and 1yr).

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Topeka, Kansas
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I took my grandchildren to this place to do a photo shoot. We ended up going inside to look at the birds and animals. We've been back at least once a month since then. It's great place for toddlers to go.

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