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Great Plains Nature Center

6232 E 29th St N, Wichita, KS 67220
316-683-5499
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Ranked #12 of 37 attractions in Wichita
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: Great place to enjoy a few hours for free.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My husband and I went on an afternoon walk here and we absolutely loved it! We saw plenty of families taking a stroll. We didn't see a lot of animals only turtles and fish which was fine with us. What I liked most about this park is you forget that you're even in a city!! At one point we couldn't... More

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ALEXANDRIA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Great place to walk amongst wildlife for free, with paved trails of differing lengths. I saw a fox, Canadian geese, a hawk, fish, turtles, and 5 deer on my 1.5 miles walk there one afternoon. Kids love this place. Kansas at its best. In the middle of NE Wichita. When the museum is open during the week, it is very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

A walk-through exhibit that clearly shows and explains the wide diversity in the Kansas outdoors. In nice weather, there is also an outside experience available following the adjacent trails. The staff are VERY friendly and full of information. Yesterday, on a cool spring day, 4 of us, all recently retired teachers, enjoyed touring the center - learning about all of... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

You'd never know it was there. Free (donations only). In its only building there are displays of local animals (some stuffed). A large aquarium where you see live native fish and various interactive things to do. It's situated on a large area in the middle of the city. You can take a hike along wooden paths that cross creeks and... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

We spent a couple hours here on a beautiful fall afternoon just walking the trails and taking photos of the scenery and wildlife. It's interesting how we draw impressions of states and regions of our country from things we hear or read. When I thought of Kansas I thought wheat, corn cattle and flat dry plains. At one point wandering... More

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Wichita
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I love this place. The information center is an entire museum in itself, with great displays of nature scenes, sounds and interaction. But walking along the many trails through the out of doors, taking in the birds, water foul, animals and plants of nature is the most peaceful, authentic Kansas you could enjoy. The staff is wonderful and the events... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

nice walking path and a good museum, watch for events like the nature walk, and honey demos. Ask for a pocket guide at the counter.

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Wichita, Kansas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I liked all the woods and bridges but if you want pristine pretty trails, this isn't for you. The creeks running thru it were very junky - trash and tree limbs were everywhere.

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Colorado
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17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

My 6-year-old nephew has a short attention span if there are no superheroes involved. He really enjoyed the hands-on activities and even sitting and looking out the observation waiting for animals. We didn't see much on an excruciatingly hot summer afternoon, but I loved being able to share this with my little city boy. He thought it was fun inside... More

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Ottawa, Kansas, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We stopped here with the intention of grabbing a couple of geocaches but after grabbing the first two, we just kept walking. The grounds are very nice and well cared for. The center itself has some interesting displays and education areas. Would highly recommend...

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