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Baker Wetlands Discovery Center

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Very good pit stop on long bike rides. Fill water bottles with cold water and use the restroom... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2017
spencers1621
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Lawrence, Kansas
Butterflies!

Great place for hiking or birdwatching. I was there for the Monarch butterfly tagging, which would... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2017
AndyKansasCity
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Kansas City
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Nov 13, 2018
“Wonderful views from the Discovery Center.”
Dec 7, 2017
“Great place for kids - of all ages”
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1365 N 1250 Rd, Lawrence, KS 66046-9618
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

The Discovery Center is a great place to begin your visit to the wetlands. It was very cold the day I went, so people were inside taking note of all the birds visiting the feeders and raptors hunting in the wetlands. Very friendly people and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Richard F
Reviewed December 7, 2017

Took my great nephew and two of his friends here. The boys loved it. The displays are well done with not a lot of reading which appeals to youngsters. The view to the south is amazing. They have binoculars and telescopes for bird watching. There...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed October 12, 2017

Very good pit stop on long bike rides. Fill water bottles with cold water and use the restroom! Take a minute to watch the birds.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank spencers1621
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

Great place for hiking or birdwatching. I was there for the Monarch butterfly tagging, which would be a great activity for kids.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank AndyKansasCity
Reviewed August 2, 2017

My husband and I frequently walk in the Baker Wetlands and often take out-of-town visitors to the Discovery Center. The last time we did this was in May when my sister visited from California. She liked it; I knew she would.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Marsha G
Reviewed September 4, 2016

I saw this as one of the most beautiful places in Kansas, so i set out to take a look. The Discovery Center is a beautiful building, but hey, I wasn't here to see pictures of the wetlands, I was here to experience them for...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank molleary
Reviewed September 1, 2016

This is a great experience for nature lovers. The beautiful building has wonderful kiosks with large colorful photographs and educational materials about the wetlands, including a number of mounted animals. There is a handy spotting scope to look out the large windows overlooking the wetlands,...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Princeton919
Reviewed April 9, 2016

The Baker Wetlands Discovery Center was just opened in the fall of 2915 and it is just getting established. The center offers educational facilities and the grounds have a variety of newly established environmental setting where you can learn about native and transitory wildlife. Nice...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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