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Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park

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Address: 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, MO 65807
Phone Number: 417-891-1515
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Beautiful place to visit.

There are many beautiful gardens to see, some seasonal and the butterfly house in the summer and the Japanese garden are awesome.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

There are many beautiful gardens to see, some seasonal and the butterfly house in the summer and the Japanese garden are awesome.

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This park has it all. A large pond/small lake full of wildlife to observe, beautiful flower gardens to explore, playgrounds for the kiddos, a butterfly house to marvel in, picnic areas for families, the Japanese Stroll Garden - something for everyone.

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Springfield, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Green/Close Memorial Park in Springfield, MO is a 111 acre site that has nine different gardens, walks/trails, butterfly house and a typical Ozark farmstead and play ground. There is always something to do at this park. There are plenty of no cost activities, but a few of the venues have fees. This is a... More 

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Battlefield, MO
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

There are many reasons to visit this park: both for the extensive, manicured trails, lake and waterfall browsing, or just admiring the natural scenery. However, frequently there are even more reasons to visit this park with their many festivities throughout the year. There is always plenty of parking, no matter how large the event, but you may have to do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

It's always fun to take a walk around the big pond with my little sister, and there are stops where she can play. Or I can go alone and jog. People are usually friendly. In the summer, the flowers are absolutely beautiful. I love to go and take pictures just for fun.

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Dallas, Texas
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22 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This place is right out very pretty in of its self... Now when you add the changing colors of the tree leaves what an awesome view!! There are so many things to do here and trails to walk and many play grounds for little ones to play at.... If you are into bird watching this is the place to be,... More 

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

It's the best park in Springfield for those that like to walk and see city nature. The best park for kids would be Rutledge Wilson Farm Park. Lots of trails and several attractions/areas within the park that are unique. I enjoy going there for a jog or bike ride. The kids love the ducks (which you aren't allowed to feed... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

There are so many things to do here, and the park is beautiful, With the lake, gardens, playgrounds, bike trails, butterfly house, and more you could spend hours here! In my opinion, this is Springfield's best park.

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Euless, Texas, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

One of our favorite places to visit while in Springfield. They have been doing a lot of renovation and it shows. It is a beautiful ground and has a great walking/running trail around it.

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Rileyjr
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a relaxing place to enjoy God's creation. This well kept park is a great place for family photographs or any special event. There was a wedding party having a photo shoot the last time we were there. Our event was a ice cream social with friends. There were plenty of tables, shade, and open space to play bocce... More 

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