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Great Plains Nature Center

Address: 6232 E 29th St N, Wichita, KS 67220
Phone Number: 316-683-5499
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Ranked #9 of 80 things to do in Wichita
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Great place to enjoy a few hours for free.
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Great place to enjoy a few hours for free.

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Wichita, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Great place for a two mile stroll or run. Birders are often about. Lots of ducks , carp and turtles to feed

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Wichita, Kansas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The center has a few live snakes and birds, a good gift shop, some educational exhibits and a medium size theater for meeting presentations. There is a good nature walking path through natural Kansas grasses and some birds for the bird watchers to identify. My visits are primarily for the Southwind Sierra Club who meets there.

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Baltimore
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141 reviews 141 reviews
46 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

A visit to the nature center divides into two segments. Each of which is worth your time. Indoors, the habitat hall has exhibits on Kansas' natural environment and wildlife that are of Smithsonian quality. It's not huge...... but it is VERY well done. You could spend an hour there and learn a lot. You could also relax in the lounge... More 

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Swindon
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Fabulous site with a pocket of prairie under regeneration, although it will take another 200 years to reach maturity, apparently. Full of life, very well maintained board walks and wide accessible trails suitable for all, a wonderful facility for the city. In 3 hours I saw different types of turtles, water snakes, frogs, crayfish, deer, water birds, raptors, woodland birds... More 

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Trails were laid out well. You can easily plan the distance you will hike. A very nice park and the folks in the visitor center are first rate.

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NJ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I've been visiting here for the past 8 years at all times of the year. My favorite time is in the fall when the colors and the grass are beautiful to look and and we've even seen deer and turkeys! The museum is so fun to visit, especially in the summer when it's to hot to walk the trails. There... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This pretty park in the middle od Wichita is a favorite place for a stroll. In the evening the deer come out. During the day you can see up to twenty turtles sunning themselves i turtle pond. Very easy to walk trails and pretty year round.

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I love the GPNC. I usually come in a back entrance and just walk the trails, but today I came by the front and browsed the museum and gift shop too. The staff is SO friendly and welcoming, and the whole nature center is just full of wonderful little gems. The trails are great to walk alone or with family... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you have a few hours to kill but want to avoid an expensive attraction, grab a bottle of water and get out to the Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita, KS. Just northeast of the Wichita State University campus, this center has multiple walking trails laced with various foliage types and watering holes. Fishing is permitted by catch and... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Great Plains Nature center place consists of two things: a series of trails in where you can walk around or visit a museum/information center. I prefer the hike. Don't get me wrong, the museum is great, its just that I have been to it several times and am more of a nature person. But if you haven’t, definitely give... More 

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