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Pioneer Park and Nature Center

Lincoln, NE
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Ranked #8 of 24 Attractions in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: A 900-acre wildlife area that features hiking trails and other outdoor pleasures.
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: A 900-acre wildlife area that features hiking trails and other outdoor pleasures.

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Folsom, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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94 reviews 94 reviews
52 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I was in Lincoln for work and had some free time in the evening. I walked around Pioneer Park and was very impressed. There are several ponds, statues, buffalo, old country school house, and much more. Very nice walking/running paths.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

very nice walk around the park...love seeing the wildlife at the nature center.In the winter great place for tubing downhill.

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Wahoo, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

always enyoyed the park great place for young and old! I lived close to it as a young person and use to take my son there when he was young too.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
50 helpful votes 50 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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177 reviews 177 reviews
65 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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