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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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Oak Park, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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177 reviews 177 reviews
56 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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El Dorado KS
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Stopped here for a quick visit and did the Boardwalk trail. Very nice trail and the entire area is kept very nice and clean.

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Sitges, Spain
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Its a natural, well taken care plce in Springfield, go inside and read thru all the nature descriptions.

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Springfield, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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