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Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

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Address: 2038 West State Hwy 86, Lampe, MO 65681
Phone Number: 14177795983
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A lovely park with beautiful streams and waterfalls

It's a great place to go relax in nature that's well groomed and prepared for walking and biking. The trails are easy to walk on. We took the tram tour to see the elk and bison... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It's a great place to go relax in nature that's well groomed and prepared for walking and biking. The trails are easy to walk on. We took the tram tour to see the elk and bison- it was worth it- the tour guide gave interesting facts about the surroundings and the animals came really close to the tram :). If... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

My family of 11 took the 2 hour tram ride. I personally didn't get the hype. The park has a few pretty waterfalls. The animals were weird. Being a few feet away from massive animals is kind of cool, but they only came close to get fed. Also our tour guide was really pushing all of the wedding photo spots... More 

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BCLGuestServices, Manager at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, responded to this review

It's great to hear that you visited Dogwood Canyon! However, I am sorry for your overall disappointment with the Tram Tour. As you mentioned, there is an option to experience the trails on foot, bike or Segway. We welcome guests to bring their own bikes, and they can enter the park for the same price as the walking ticket. Thank... More 

Merrillville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We almost didn't go because of the extremely high cost. It was $39.95 per person for the 2 hour tram ride. I find that to be completely ridiculous, but we had brought my mom on vacation with us and this was the one thing she really wanted to do. I'm glad we went! The park is just beautiful! The weather... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My mom and I rented bikes and rode the paved trail. The canyon is stunning with many sites to stop along the way (waterfalls and caves). It was not very crowded for a Saturday morning which was nice. There are people walking and running on the trail as well as segways and tram tours so be sure to stay aware... More 

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BCLGuestServices, Manager at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, responded to this review

It is wonderful to see that you enjoyed biking at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park! We are currently working to complete the new mill and restaurant, so I do apologize for the construction. We hope that you will get to visit again when this is all complete! I am sorry for your disappointment with the prices. As you mentioned, it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We took a jeep tour with Mr. Randy and it is our kids favorite adventure the whole week. Randy made the tour custom to what we wanted to see, and so we were able to spend more time with the fish and the animals. The tour is not cheap, but well worth the price – especially if you get a... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Wow, what a beautiful and fun place to visit. Take a tram ride and learn all about the property, animals, and more. Great place to walk, bike, segway, or private jeep tour. They are currently building a beautiful new facility for guests and we hope to go back in a couple of years to see it once complete. They also... More 

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Schaller, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Dogwood Canyon has something for everyone. First my whole family went trout fishing for free. In the afternoon my wife and daughter took the nature tram and my son and nephew rode bikes on trails. I stayed fishing and had a blast. Huge Rainbow Trout. Never caught rainbows that big (4-5 lbs.) Everyone had interesting stories at the end of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My husband, our 21 month old son and myself rented bikes and really enjoyed this trail. I'm 6 months pregnant and it was fully paved and easy enough for me to handle. My husband pulled our son in a toddler pull behind caddy. There are so many beautiful stops along the trail to see the waterfalls, streams, etc. And the... More 

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Love nature? This is a must see! As it was extremely hot we decided to rent cruiser bikes and ride not walk. We were not able to complete the entire trail due to the short time we had and because of the heat. But it was well worth it just seeing a few miles in of this place. Just wow.... More 

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My wife and I loved this park! We didn't go with a tour. We got a map and walked it ourselves and we wouldn't have it any other way. Everything was so beautiful and refreshing. I believe it was better that we didn't have a tour because we got to enjoy it at our own pace. Would definitely come here... More 

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