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Springfield Conservation Nature Center

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Address: 4601 S. Nature Center Way, Springfield, MO 65804-4920
Phone Number: 417 888-4237
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in touch with nature

it has great walking trails where you can have a peaceful calming walk and smell the flowers and see the little animals in there natural habitat. they also have programs for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

it has great walking trails where you can have a peaceful calming walk and smell the flowers and see the little animals in there natural habitat. they also have programs for little kids or those who are just a kid at heart

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Springfield, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is a great way to get away from it all. The trails are beautiful, the scenery is memorable and unspoiled and the wildlife is abundant. Take your family and friends for a nice day of enjoying Springfield's beautiful outdoors.

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Springfield, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nestled in the south side of Springfield, MO is a well kept secret. This Springfield Conservation Nature Center is this wonderful and wonder-filled place to take a hike to observe nature. The nature center itself is on the shores of Springfield Lake, so water birds and wildlife abound. At various times of year you can see deer, geese, ducks, eagles,... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I like this place because it is free! Enjoyed all of the trails thru the woods, meadows, and by the creeks. You will see birds, fish, turtles and if you walk quietly and watchfully probably a deer or two. Be sure to see the display inside the center. Children are fascinated with live and hands on displays. You will want... More 

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Buffalo, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We love going here to enjoy the outdoors, there are several trails to walk and wildlife to enjoy, we especially like seeing the deer. A workout plus a view!

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We spotted an Eagle several years ago. Walking trails of all ratings. Small bird-watching area is really well done. It's indoors with all the sheets with photos of what you may see, and right on the other side of the glass are many feeders. From birds to squirrels to rabbits. Very educational. I usually go at sunrise and get a... More 

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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
40 helpful votes 40 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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