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Pioneer Park and Nature Center

Lincoln, NE
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Ranked #6 of 34 attractions in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: A 900-acre wildlife area that features hiking trails and other outdoor pleasures.
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Lincoln, Nebraska
18 reviews 18 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Nothing better for a kid than to eat some hot dogs or burgers grilled outdoors, maybe play a game of frisbee or softball, or just catch, and roam through some woods and get in touch with nature. Just big enough and "natural" enough to feel like you are away from the city and in the, well not exactly wilderness, but... More

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Seward, NE
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We took our grandkids to Pioneer Park. We took in the well maintained Nature Center where the staff were helpful and took time to explain many things. We hiked paths that led us to a live bald eagle and vulture exhibit, flower gardens, elk and buffalo viewing, wild prairie and nature walk and so much more! Everything is well maintained!

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I used to live right near this park and frequented it most days. Perfect for a dog walk, frisbee, picnic, bike ride etc. Its the best open green space in Lincoln by far. It's super easy to get to. I was always surprised that it wasn't busier than it was. You should have no problem finding your own space here.... More

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West Des Moines, IA
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175 reviews 175 reviews
64 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My wife and I went here for a concert and found it a good venue. I was easy to get to from downtown Lincoln. There are nice trails and scenic ponds. We were surprised by the columns near the main parking area, an interesting piece of history, including the plaque. The amphitheater gives everyone a good view.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Right in SW Lincoln, this is a great place to explore nature. Great hiking trails in the woods, the prairie. Excellent animal exhibits and helpful people.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This a wonderful nature experience. This park is well cared for and loved. The trees that were lost to an evergreen disease are being replaced and the part is looking really good again. It is also worth taking the nature hike through the Nature Center. You can see wildlife and insects and enjoy the peace and quiet of nature.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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252 reviews 252 reviews
193 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I stopped by for about an hour. I visited both nature centers. One is focused on the prairie, the other on the forest. They both have some small animal displays, as well as education displays about the ecosystem. I drove past the elk and bison pastures, I could see them in the distance. I didn't really do any hiking, as... More

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Lincoln, NE
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

It's a real treat to have prairie in Lincoln, and to see bison on it. The nature center is a nice stop as you walk around the outdoor paths, wooded and grassland. A real gem, especially in mid summer and fall.

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Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
45 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Lincoln is to be congratulated for having some great bike trails and one of them starts in this very nice city park. The folks at the nature center were very helpful and had bike maps for free. The park is very pleasant and seems to be very well maintained. Thank you Lincoln.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This huge park is a beautiful outdoor resource in Lincoln! It is filled with biking and walking trails, picnic areas, lakes, sand volleyball court, a sledding hill and a beautiful nature center and wildlife park. This is a huge park, nicely landscaped and well-maintained. Horseback riding is available near-by as well as golf. Bike paths from the city of Lincoln... More

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