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Prairie Park Nature Center

2730 Harper St., Lawrence, KS 66046
(785) 832-7980
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Ranked #7 of 22 Attractions in Lawrence
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We love exploring the park and then warming up/ cooling off in the nature center. Perfect place to go on a rainy day. Lots of animals to look at and classes to attend. They offer day camps through Lawrence parks and rec department. Everyone is very nice.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

It's great whether you signed up for a ranger program or not. Lots of hands on activities for kids and adults. The parrots are fun, if a bit loud!

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Lenexa, Kansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Constantly improving the experience. Great grounds that can be walked. Interesting exhibits. Staff are interested. Family has enjoyed every visit and ask to return. See web site for special events. Tours can be scheduled.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

This is a wonderful place to take children. When they're little, they'll love seeing the animals, both taxidermied and alive, and hearing--if they're not scared--the screeching parrot. Older, they'll love the trails and going down to Mary's Lake.

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Olathe, Kansas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Like any nature, this is split into two parts, which are as follows: Indoor - The indoor section is amazing! Competes with any blows any other nature center I've been to out of the water! Huge, which tons of displays (including live animals) explaining the biology and natural history of the area. Well done! Outdoor - There are a series... More

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews 102 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

This is a great place to visit and then you can head to the walking trails. The animals are very cute and surprise- it is educational for kids!

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Kansas City
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89 reviews 89 reviews
26 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

I've been taking my kids here for years and even though they are older now, they still enjoy it. The center has a good variety of animals and a walking trail.

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Kansas City, Missouri
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

My family came across this on the way out of Lawrence and decided to stop by for a visit. We were very impressed with the layout and animal displays present. The trail around the lake made for a great walk, there were not too many people. The nature center was very kid friendly and the trails were well-kept. All in... More

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