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Address: 6232 E 29th St N, Wichita, KS 67220
Phone Number: 13166835499
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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A great walk in the park.

I have always enjoyed bringing the kids here. I recommend this place in the spring and fall above all else.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Russell C
Andover, Kansas
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Andover, Kansas
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43 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always enjoyed bringing the kids here. I recommend this place in the spring and fall above all else.

Thank Russell C
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is about 4 miles of trails and it also connects to the 96 bike trail. No pets allowed, but almost every time I visit I spot deer. In the summer there are tons to turtle sunny in the ponds/creek and other small wildlife. There are also several nice shelters is you want to do a cookout.

Thank Monica M
Derby, Kansas
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245 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

good place to visit and a very good walking path. If you want to be out side on a nice hike try this place

Thank lakelizrd
Wichita, Kansas
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55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Walking the trails is fun & many are easy enough terrain for seniors! The one closest to the main bldg. leads to a dock with many turtles that "know the game". Inside the main bldg you can let the kids buy a 25 cent ice cream cone filled with turtle feed pellets. They feed the turtles that swim up to... More 

Thank JalapenoJane
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I am somewhat disabled. I look for places that are fun, educational, and accessible for me to take my grandson. Great Plains Nature Center provides all of those.

Thank kathrync69
Wichita, Kansas
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64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

My family visits the Great Plains Nature Center frequently. It's a great place to just have a walk enjoy the scenery bird watch go fishing have a picnic and just enjoy mother nature's beauty.

Thank Dail H
Wichita, Kansas
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31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I went here for my son's field trip and had never seen the place prior. The lady who was in charge of our group was knowledgeable and friendly, and did a great job. Especially considering she was dealing with a group of 25 2nd graders. The place is nice and well-kept, and I liked the walking path enough to go... More 

Thank S W
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This place is a hidden treasure! I love going here. While very small children might not enjoy it as much as elementary age and older, it's still a great place for a family outing, or a fun date night. Beautiful, peaceful, and informative!

Wichita, Kansas
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96 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We really enjoyed the walk and the displays. Everyone should go here while in Wichita. Lots of plants and different flowers.

Thank Pattie Q
Wichita, Kansas
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21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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