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Address: 6232 E 29th St N, Wichita, KS 67220
Phone Number: 13166835499
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: A Kansas wildlife habitat in the city. Bird watching. Paved hiking trails...
A Kansas wildlife habitat in the city. Bird watching. Paved hiking trails. Discovery programs. Indoor wildlife observatory. Connecting people with nature. The Great Plains Nature Center is a cooperative partnership between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, and the City of Wichita Parks and Recreation Department. Together with the Friends of the Great Plains Nature Center (a 501(c)(3) organization), GPNC provides nature experiences to the community. Visit us to check out the Koch Habitat Hall exhibits with your grandchildren. Stop in for quiet reflection in the Bob Gress Wildlife Observatory. Or, pick up a Kansas critter memento in the Owl's Nest Gift Shop.
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Turtles, egrets, and ducks, Oh my!

Turtles, egrets, and ducks set in a pond within a park with deer and pheasant to view, then an interactive center to learn about Kansas Wildlife, courtesy of the Koch Family.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Wichita, Kansas
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Turtles, egrets, and ducks set in a pond within a park with deer and pheasant to view, then an interactive center to learn about Kansas Wildlife, courtesy of the Koch Family.

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Howard, Kansas
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I took 3 9 year old's here and they had a blast, feeding turtles, walking around the trails, and doing the hands on stuff inside the center. I highly recommend it if you are looking for some where fun and educational to take your children or grand children. It is super kid friendly.

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Wichita, Kansas
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is my favorite place in Wichita to take a walk in nature. You can stick to the main paths and see other people, but you can also strike out on a few paths less traveled and pretty much have it to yourself. They have let nature reclaim this plot of land, and even though you can hear cars on... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Who knew there were so many different types of prairie grass? You can see it all displayed, including the incredibly long roots. The life and ecosystem of the prairie is made fascinating here. Beautifully done!

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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

What a great place to get away, great wildlife viewing and an abundance of plant life. The gift shop/meeting rooms are wonderful and a great place to cool down and rest after a long walk around the grounds.

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Park City, Kansas
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My grandchildren and I visited the Nature Center Museum and was so impressed we took my husband the next visit. The nature trails are a must with abundant wildlife. Everything is picture perfect and very photogenic no matter what season. The trails are marked for the walker or jogger. The center itself is very informative with great educational displays for... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a gem for animal and nature lovers. There is no admission to see the attractions on hand in this nature center. Very knowledgeable staff and friendly. You can browse the indoor nature center or walk on the many trails outdoors. Well marked and beautiful in spring, summer and fall. A wonderful family destination.

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Keller, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

A good place to take a walk if you want a workout away from the hotel. It is approximately a 15 minute drive from the Hotel. My favorite part of the park was the natural tree archway that was beautiful with the sun rays peeking through. I did have a fall while birdwatching and not paying attention to the drop... More 

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Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

There are a good amount of paved and unpaved trails that go through the park. Around dusk and dawn you can often see whitetail deer. Dogs are not allowed on the trails that leave from the main parking lot, but the bike path that runs through and around the Nature Center does allow dogs.

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Waynoka, United States
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is hands down, absolutely, positively, my favorite place in Wichita! I visit multiple times a month just to hike or to pick up trash. It's relaxing getting away from the busy city and tall building. So many different paths and trails to take and get lost in all day.

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