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Pioneer Park and Nature Center

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Address: Lincoln, NE
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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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Great park with many things to do

This park is a large park with a variety of activities to appeal to anyone who likes to spend time outdoors. There are walking trails and some longer hiking trails. There is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Amber B
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is a large park with a variety of activities to appeal to anyone who likes to spend time outdoors. There are walking trails and some longer hiking trails. There is a very nice playground and a great sledding hill when there is snow on the ground. Many beautiful places to sit by the water and think and reflect.... More 

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Thank Amber B
Nebraska, USA
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This is a large, well-maintained park with so many different things to recommend it. It has bike/walking/running paths, a sled and toboggan run, lots of open green space, large stands of trees, two prairie areas, a first-class nature center with two buildings (always free!), an historic school house, large animals (bison, elk, deer) in penned-in areas, ponds, picnic areas, play... More 

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Thank HundredAcreWood
Cortland, Ne
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is still a great place to get away from daily grinds. Totally under used (and I hope it stays that way).

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Thank Sue F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

There are so many different things you can do when you are at Pioneers Park! My children love the Nature Center and the hiking trails. We like to find different animals while we're there. (My son loves the buffalo). We visit monthly!

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Thank Megz7295
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The pond is one of my favorite places to take the kids. There are ducks, geese, and some giant scary looking snapping turtles.

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Thank Beka R
Lincoln, Nebraska
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51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

If you are the nature lover, this is the place! A lot of areas to walk and see, not just monuments but animals. To see geese, ducks, buffalo (Bison) and even some places that do horseback riding at certain times of the year. The park does outdoor concerts in the summer and many are famous or current entertainers.

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Thank Jerry201358134
Kansas City, Missouri
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138 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Lincoln has a lot of great parks and places to be outside, and this is no exception. Pioneer Park is a beautiful location in a great city. Take the family, take your dog, go out, get a walk and check out this wonderful place!

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Thank RazorbackRidg
Dacono, Colorado
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

A must see if you have some time. It is a beautiful park and easy to find. A great place to go relax and feel safe.

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Thank Dan C
Calgary
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123 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

We started our tour at the nature centre. Friendly helpful staff there to point things out. We walked out the back entrance & started walking along the water areas. You keep coming across hidden things in the woods- little houses, sculptures, gardens, lots of plaques to tell you what you're looking at & another centre with birds, snakes & other... More 

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Thank Laurel M
Lincoln, Nebraska
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I love this park. My son is in cross country so I have been going out here with him. I regret not coming out here for more than concerts in the last couple years. It is beautiful. I forgot how nice it is to just walk around and look at the columns, the ponds, and nature. Very quiet. Just a... More 

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