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“Great Park” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Martin Park Nature Center

Martin Park Nature Center
5000 West Memorial Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73142
405 755 0676
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Ranked #18 of 64 attractions in Oklahoma City
Type: Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Edmond, Oklahoma
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Super cute new whimsical outdoors themed park - mushrooms to play on and playground that looks like logs. Go on a short nature walk to the air conditioned nature center. There you can talk to the parrot (real) and see lots of other real animals, insects and reptiles. The workers frequently bring out a snake for everyone to touch.

If you plan to walk their extensive trails and do some nature spotting, bring a stroller with large wheels or better yet, leave it at home. The trails aren't great for strollers. We like to bring a picnic lunch to either eat on the trail or at the nature center.

Visited June 2012
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Sweet little place among the city”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

I really enjoyed going here as a kid. It was like being in the forest some place far from the city, yet you still knew you where in the city when you looked up at the sky. The learning center the last time I went was still the original learning center complete with random creatures and an example of a tornado in a soda bottle. It is a nice piece of wild life within the city. Even tho it is in the city do not forget to bring bug spray and wear the appropriate clothing. I have gone home before only to find ticks attached to me or walking on me. I recommend it for a quick escape to wilderness.

Visited May 2012
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Midwest City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We had a great time roaming around here! We did not know that it existed until a couple of our friends told us about it. The best part is the stream that you can walk in, the kids were hot so the water was a nice touch

Visited July 2012
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Oklahoma City, OK
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“Shady Hiking Trails with Wildlife in Oklahoma City!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Located in NW Oklahoma City on the south side of Kilpatrick Turnpike (Memorial Rd.) just west of Mercy Hospital is a gem of a park with three mile-long hiking trails and a wildlife sanctuary. We hiked the first one yesterday in the middle of a hot day but enjoyed our time because the majority of Trail "A" is shaded. I didn't realize OKC had so many big trees! All along the way are bird houses, interpretive displays, trail maps, etc. The trails are gravel and well maintained. There is a pond and several creeks which makes for an even more interesting hike. Today we returned to try hiking Trail "B." It was not as flat as "A," but it was also mostly in the shade and followed the creeks. On Saturdays in June and July, they open at 8AM instead of 9AM so we were there when they opened. We even saw a large deer on our hike this morning! We also saw several large birds at the creek. We have not tried Trail "C" yet. There is a small Visitor's Center with displays. Children were playing in the creek yesterday when we went and we noticed several families enjoying a picnic in a shaded covered pavilion. There was also a nice playground next to the large pond. There is no charge for the park. Dogs are not allowed. As they say at Martin Park Nature Center, "Please leave only footprints, take only memories. Don't kill anything but time!"

Visited July 2012
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“A Lovely Walk in the Woods!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Enjoyable for walking and observing. As a family, we could relax together on a pleasant day. The Nature Center building is also worth visiting.

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