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“Great jogging path and beautiful garden” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park

Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park
2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, MO 65807
417-891-1515
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Ranked #2 of 22 Attractions in Springfield
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great jogging path and beautiful garden”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I jog here everyday, the gardens are beautiful and it is well up kept. Great place for a picnic with your significant other.

Visited September 2012
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Springfield, Missouri
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97 reviews 97 reviews
30 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Butterfly Festival in July”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Beautiful park, Japanese garden is wonderful.
Be sure to check out the annual Butterfly Festival in July. Lots of booths and activities for the kids.

Visited July 2012
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Katie S, Manager at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Thank you for supporting the Friends of the Garden's Butterfly Festival event. We are planning to host the next one on July 20, 2013!
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El Paso, Texas
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244 reviews 244 reviews
50 attraction reviews
Reviews in 114 cities Reviews in 114 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Wonderful Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

I was drawn to this park by the butterfly house and botanical garden. The butterfly house is small, staffed wholly by helpful volunteers, and has mostly butterflies that can be found naturally in the area. They also have moths, caterpillars, cocoons and chrysalids, plus various other insects that manage to find their way in (and are subsequently helped back out). The botanical garden has a hosta garden, an English garden, an iris garden, a lily garden, an ornamental grass garden and many trees. The whole park is beautiful. The only negative for me is that some of the unusual trees which I would have liked to know the identity of were not labeled. There is a beautiful lake here, and plenty of trails for walking, running or bicycle riding. This is a park that is definitely worth visiting.

Visited August 2012
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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Nice park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Great play areas for little ones and a very nice walking track. I have not been through the Japanese garden area, though.

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Springfield, Missouri
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3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

A beautiful, relaxing park. I spend much time on the nearby Galloway Creek greenway trails. The lake offers a peaceful atmosphere with fun watching the ducks during the summer. The rose garden is beautiful, and the natural botany of the gardens is rewarding to stroll through.

Visited July 2012
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