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Pioneer Park and Nature Center

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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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Nice escape into nature

We ended up in Lincoln with car trouble so needed to kill some time and came upon this park and nature center. The roads in it were a bit confusing, as there were no signs or maps... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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254 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We ended up in Lincoln with car trouble so needed to kill some time and came upon this park and nature center. The roads in it were a bit confusing, as there were no signs or maps to tell you which way to go, but we eventually found our way to the nature center. Once there, it was again confusing,... More 

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Kansas City,
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We've taken our kiddos there multiple times to play at the park and to hike around the over 8 MILES of trails! Great scenic areas to spot bison and other wild life. The Nature Center has great hands-on activities for little ones too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This place was full of surprises: two nature centers, walking trails, bison & elk watching, regular park, and three different wetlands. Highly recommended!

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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a large park with lots to do and lots of space to "get away" from the crowds. Has a nature center, trails, playgrounds, etc.

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Lombard, Illinois
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Cute little nature center, nice visit with Bison & Elk, wonderful walking as well as hiking trails, beautiful sculptures throughout the park. Highly recommend. Even if you are not an outdoorsy type, there's plenty to do. If you plan on hiking or even some of the smaller walks - don't forget the insect repellant.

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Kingsland, Texas
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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
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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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Address: Lincoln, NE
Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln

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