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The Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center

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Address: 201 West Riviera Drive, Suite A, Joplin, MO 64804
Phone Number: 417 782 6287
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Description: Conservation area south of Joplin, Mo with extensive walking trails...
Conservation area south of Joplin, Mo with extensive walking trails, museum, and wildlife programs & activities.
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Amazing beautiful trails

There are two trails from the bridge. One takes you to the Audubon center along the lower river path. We saw lots of animals , cool vegetation, and caves. The upper trail takes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Columbia, Missouri
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Columbia, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

There are two trails from the bridge. One takes you to the Audubon center along the lower river path. We saw lots of animals , cool vegetation, and caves. The upper trail takes you on top of the bluffs. The views are breathtaking. Both trails add up to around 4 miles total so you can easily do both in an... More 

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Dandenong, Australia
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Go via the interpretative centre, where the volunteer who was there was very helpful in guiding our energies within the park adjoining the centre. The Centre itself is a mine of information and close encounters with the animals you may meet in the park. The best fish tank I've seen since the Monterey aquarium....great place, would be wonderful for children... More 

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Beckley
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

After 2 days in a car, walking here was just the thing. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The actual facility is lovely, but not extensive.

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Burton, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I always like to get in a nature walk and some exercise while traveling for business. I found this park by searching on Trip Advisor. It was easy to find and close to downtown. There are paved trails that follow the river and also some unpaved ones that branch off. The park is alongside a good sized river with plenty... More 

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Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Excellent find! The visitors center is wonderful with animals to view and touch. Got a trail map and walked the entire loop, which is 3.8 miles according to my GPS. Would recommend 100% for families, couples, or anyone just looking for a fun peaceful way to spend the day.

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Webb City, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Center is appealing to even very young ages. Great trails and bike paths. Will be back in warmer weather!!!

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Oklahoma
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106 reviews 106 reviews
43 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Now, to preface, I did not go during office hours so I did not get to experience the nature center yet. However, I met a group of people to go hiking here. It is beautiful! There is a lot of land to walk and if you take the full route it is probably right at 3 miles. Half of the... More 

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Joplin, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Very educational about the area. The outside trails and hiking area was clean and fun for all ages. Different trails can be followed. Some short, others longer with hills. Great day with the family

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salt lake city
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The inside of this building has lots of great exhibits and MDC staff are very knowledgeable. The exterior and grounds are "rustic," meaning they are meant to look natural and have little landscaping.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Great place for nature walk and fishing. The visitors center building was very green and had a live roof. The river looked very clean and inviting. Would go there again.

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