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The Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center

201 West Riviera Drive, Suite A, Joplin, MO 64804
417 782 6287
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Ranked #2 of 11 attractions in Joplin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: Conservation area south of Joplin, Mo with extensive walking trails, museum, and wildlife programs & activities.
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Hudson, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

What a great way to spend the day. The facility was great, and the staff was fun and there is certainly plenty to look at.

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Kearney, Missouri, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We've been traveling to Joplin for a yearly golf tournament for more than 20 years and this is the first time I've heard of Wildcat Glades. If you like to walk/hike - don't miss it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The facility was very nice. The staff was friendly and offered to help with any questions that you have. The grounds were nice and wild life abounded.

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Tahlequah, Oklahoma
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We found Wildcat Glades very interesting. The nature Center is surrounded by plants common to the area and has a roof that has plants on it to insulate the building. There is a very large aquarium inside that holds the fish that can be found in the little stream/river that runs through the Center. The person at the desk was... More

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Urbana, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Wildcat Glades is less than 5 minutes south of I-44. It's a terrific place to pull off the highway, stretch your legs and rest your eyes on something other than endless highway. The Audubon Center has great exhibits for kids. The natural area around the Center is beautiful and there are hiking trails. There are also many food options if... More

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Joplin, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I love to go to the Glades for all different reasons: take a nice walk on the hiking trails; picnic lunch; a quick swim in the creek; BBQ with friends; or just some peace and quiet on a weekday. They have a wonderful trail system and a really nice visitor center and teaching facility, as well. The people running it... More

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Carl Junction, Mo
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My son and I recently stopped to walk the trails with our 2 dogs. We had barely gotten out of the car when an extremely rude conservation agent hurried over to my son, waving his arms, and yelled "we don't really allow dogs here!" Everyone else stopped and stared at us as if we had committed a haneous crime; my... More

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Fort Scott, Kansas
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16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Stopped by to view the center and take a walk with my wife. Was disappointed when we walked in. The gentleman behind the counter just looked at us. Didn't say a word until I asked a question. The center itself is nice although very, very small. The trails are nice.

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Centerton, Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Not much to see at Audubon building-animal skins, snake, spider, few fish, few exhibits, gift shop. Wouldn't go back but volunteers working in there were friendly.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My husband and I went out for our run here. It was great! Nothing beats running on a well paved road that runs along a river and through the woods. The trail goes on both sides of the river to make a large circle via 2 bridges. It was beautiful and smelled fabulous with all the honeysuckle blooming! It will... More

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