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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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Lovely area, good family hike/walk

The nature center was really great for our family (six kids, 5-15). There was a lot to see and touch and it was great. The workers there was incredible, so full of ideas and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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West Valley City, Utah
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West Valley City, Utah
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The nature center was really great for our family (six kids, 5-15). There was a lot to see and touch and it was great. The workers there was incredible, so full of ideas and information that they were very willing to share. We walked the longest of the trails which took just over an hour. We saw frogs and birds... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My family and I came here while we didn't have a basketball game to attend and loved the place. The trails were wonderful and my kids loved running up and down them about a billion times.

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Bois D Arc, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We love to walk on the trails at the Nature Center. You can always see squirrels, and we have always seen at least a few deer. You can get within a few feet of most of the animals almost always as they are used to the public and the pathways are rustic but well cared for so you feel like... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This is my favorite walking trail in Springfield. It's tree covered and has a nice, clear trail. It's just long enough to feel like I've gotten a good workout but not too long to feel like I should have packed a bag. There are designated running hours which is nice. However, a lot of people don't respect the set hours... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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