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Address: Lincoln, NE
Description: A 900-acre wildlife area that features hiking trails and other outdoor...
A 900-acre wildlife area that features hiking trails and other outdoor pleasures.
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An Escape from the City

Pioneers Park is a true escape from city living! As you enter, the Buffalo sculpture greets you, a place where children & adults alike have climbed for their own photo. Further... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Kingsland, Texas
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Kingsland, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Pioneers Park is a true escape from city living! As you enter, the Buffalo sculpture greets you, a place where children & adults alike have climbed for their own photo. Further in, there is a Native American sculpture on a hill making smoke signals. There is a small zoo & a nature center, the real call of this park are... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A nice big park on the outskirts of Lincoln, far away from traffic, with plenty of space to wander, relax and possibly play ball games (if inclined and allowed). Great wooded areas to walk through and lake sides with park benches to sit by. Towards the west side of the park, there is an activity centre with live turtles for... More 

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Cottage Grove
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This was a fun place to walk, bike or jog around. Many of the trails were closing by 5:00 so we were not able to stay and see everything. I am guessing the hours are limited due to the time of year we visited.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a nice big park with cement trails or the option to roam freely. Very peaceful off the main trail. Relax under a group of pine trees and listen to the birds! :)

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Lincoln, Nebraska
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

People are friendly and the staff is awesome!! If you want to see some scenery you found the perfect place. Perfect place for kids to sled.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This place was great for the whole family. Miles of walking/biking/skating trails, picnic areas, a couple of historic buildings, and buffalo! There were supposed to be some sculptures but I ran out of time and didn't find them. Very nice nature area, a building with a few animals to see and people to tell you about the park, a pond... More 

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Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Walking across the Prairie looking at scats and tracks. Nice educational center with live kestrel. Definitely take the kids to see the buffalo.

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Folsom, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

A nice peaceful place to walk around. There are a couple cool statues to take pictures of. There were some ducks on the lake. When I was there it appeared there was a fundraiser run happening. A nice little probably don't' need more then an hour to check it out, but could spend several hours if you need to relax.

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Billings, Montana
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Very nice city park with varying things to do and see. The wildlife, monuments, amphitheater, playground and native vegetation were very nice and interesting

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Holly Springs, North Carolina, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I had some time to spend one morning while my friend, whom I was visiting, was at work. Pioneer Park was a nice change of pace from the city. Terrific view of the capitol at Bison Path and some wonderful art throughout. The buffalo, schoolhouse, cabin and nature center add to the charm.

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