We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Certificate of Excellence
Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Address: 4601 S. Nature Center Way, Springfield, MO 65804-4920
Phone Number: 417 888-4237
Website
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 107 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Most recent review
Awesome place

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
Connie C
,
Buffalo, Missouri
Add Photo Write a Review

107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Buffalo, Missouri
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Springfield
Senior Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Virginia
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
29 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Palm Beach Gardens
Top Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hazelwood, Missouri
Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Springfield, Missouri
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
50 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ohio
Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Durango, Colorado
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oak Park, California
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
30 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Springfield Conservation Nature Center also viewed

 

Been to Springfield Conservation Nature Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Springfield Conservation Nature Center staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?