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Great Plains Nature Center

6232 E 29th St N, Wichita, KS 67220
316-683-5499
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Ranked #9 of 43 Attractions in Wichita
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Owner description: Great place to enjoy a few hours for free.

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Swindon
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Oakland, Maine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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