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Address: 2730 Harper St., Lawrence, KS 66046
Phone Number: (785) 832-7980

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Great family time

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2014
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Topeka
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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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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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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
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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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Address: Address: 2730 Harper St., Lawrence, KS 66046
Phone Number: (785) 832-7980
Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Lawrence

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