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Springfield Conservation Nature Center

4601 S. Nature Center Way, Springfield, MO 65804-4920
417 888-4237
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Ranked #3 of 22 Attractions in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Landmarks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Landmarks

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Springfield
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Hills and dirt (as well as paved) trails; river water along the trail, and regular sights of deer, turkeys, cardinals, turtles- all make it enjoyable.

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Virginia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Easy parking, different paths to take, and paths are well marked. A nice place to go for a walk where you aren't too far from a bathroom and civilization.

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Palm Beach Gardens
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Great trails. the trees are amazing this time of year. lots of things for kids to explore inside and out

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Hazelwood, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We had a handicap traveler with us, and the place had nothing much within a short level stroll. We went to take photos, and besides the parking lot we saw nothing to get out of the car to photograph.

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Springfield, Missouri
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101 reviews 101 reviews
50 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The trails are beautiful, and the Center is one of the best I've ever been to! There are many exhibits that will appeal to all ages, and it's free!

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Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This was an amazing place to have a great time in the outdoors. The Center offers a variety of walking trails that take you through the forest and you can see all kinds of animals such as birds, beavers, deer, and squirrels. They are up to all kinds of mischief and it is wonderful to watch them. The trails are... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The walking trails are nice through the woods and pleasant despite the constant noise from the Interstate highway. It sounds awful to say highway noise, but I saw birds, squirrels, a deer, and only a few walkers. The trails were either paved or dirt or rocky depending on which loop you took. The visitor center is very nice and expansive... More 

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Oak Park, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Not hugely publicized, but we were taken here by a local. Easy to get to, easy parking, great place for all ages. There are several trails. We too took the Long Trail, about 2 miles or so. Lots of smaller trails for the less ambitious. Hike is not strenuous. Some dirt trails, some rocks, some wooden bridges. Free. Lots of... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Warning - don't go here if you have a CAR -- there's no place to park without getting towed!! The rich residents in the area have made sure of this, so they can have their own private nature park at taxpayer expense.

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Top Contributor
188 reviews 188 reviews
56 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Great area to take small children. They have a variety of trails to follow, the boardwalk was very fun for them to run on. The inside has lots of learning areas for them and a place to have a puppet show! I have been going here since a kid and have always loved it.

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