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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 32 attractions in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Springfield, Missouri
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I've been coming here for years. This place is a gem in south Springfield. Helpful staff and wonderful interpretive features in the building. The trails are well-maintained. My only negative comment is about the runners. Many runners do not respect the posted hours that running is prohibited. Some runners are quite rude and expect walkers to get out of their... More

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Yukon, Oklahoma
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Went on 4th of July weekend. had a great time here and my kids really enjoyed the hike we went on. The conservation center building was very nice and had some neat wildlife displays that were very informative. There is also an inside observation area where you can watch wildlife up close (the day we went, we say lots of... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

so nice! trails, an fun stuff to do for little kids! Everyone is so nice,they are always having classes for free about hunting of bugs, birds. They have animals that you can look at! LOVE

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Urumqi, China
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59 reviews 59 reviews
53 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The trails are fun and offer various views like the forest, marsh, and river. The museum is really cool. I grew up going here, and I still love to go with my friends' kids.

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Springfield, Missouri
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

And quiet. Great place to go for a quiet stroll or a run. This is a beautiful time of year and lots of people were out and about but we still felt like we had the place all to ourselves.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

A great place to enjoy nature just a few minutes from town. Even on a cooler day, the squirrels, turkey, and deer are in abundance and can easily been seen from the trails.

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
5 reviews 5 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

the paved and unpaved trails offer a nice little wooded hike, but the center borders and at one point even overlooks a freeway, so the traffic sounds, smells, and sight defeated my purpose.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Construction has some of the trails closed but I still managed to hike around for an hour or so. As the trails open back up this will only get better. Trails are wide so passing slower hikers, young and old, was no problem. Plenty of spots to take in the view.

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Dallas, Texas
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108 reviews 108 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

With nothing better to do on a weekend, I got the gumption of going out, and meandered to the Springfield Conservation Nature Center, where they were having their annual "Eagles Day". I love being outside and am totally amazed by the critters that surround us and am always at awe by nature.... I love looking at all kinds of birds,... More

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Great little place to get outdoors almost any time of year. We almost always see some wildlife out there, this time it was the turkeys. Extensive paved paths, grades may be steep for some.

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