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Prairie Park Nature Center

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Prairie Park Nature Center is asset to the Lawrence community. They do a great job of educating the... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2019
Eudora, Kansas
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Fun city break

The children will enjoy the small education center including some live animals such as a parrot... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2018
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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2730 Harper St, Lawrence, KS 66046-5084
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Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

Prairie Park Nature Center is asset to the Lawrence community. They do a great job of educating the public. The place is clean and there is plenty of parking.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank rherries
Reviewed June 2, 2018

The children will enjoy the small education center including some live animals such as a parrot with opinions. After a brief stop you can wander the short trails both paved and grassy. With some connected routes you can cover a couple miles, much tree shaded...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

The children were able to see eagles, turtles, snakes, owls, insects, squirrels eating, frogs, a parrot, lizards, and so much more. Thwy even had a preschool room for children to read, play with puppets, dress up, and play with soft and hard animal toys.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

When the kids (9 and 6) found out we were going to Lawrence they begged to come here. We went last year only once. This year was even more exciting. They got an encounter with Marty and the barred owl Moonshine. Another fantastic time at...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Arvan2013
Reviewed October 2, 2017

This a great place to walk with plenty of trails. The natural layout and wildflowers are beautiful. There are signs of wildlife and it is also plenty of room to bring a stroller and small children

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank JDD800
Reviewed August 18, 2017

Sideways plus walking trails. A piece of woods in the city. Quiet and peaceful. Shhh don't tell anyone.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank cathie970
Reviewed August 13, 2017

I liked this place a lot because of the variety of stuffed and living animals they have as well the information that came with them. However, I felt that the place is not being well-taken care, which is a shame for the city of Lawrence....More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Sidney S
Reviewed July 26, 2017

This place has certainly not been updated in a while but it is still a good educational outing with little ones. It is interesting how they mix living and stuffed animals in habitats, so you have to look twice to see if what you are...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 50stateswithtwins
Reviewed April 10, 2017

This is a delightful place for families to experience animals in their usual habitats; not all animals are stuffed, some are live!! the folks who work there are very good educating the visitors.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank KansasKari
Reviewed November 12, 2016

We take our granddaughters here whenever they are in town. A great collection of live and mounted animals and lots of hands on exhibits. It is free! Be sure and hike on the trails.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank spencers1621
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March 11, 2015|
Response from Dorothy N | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think this would be a great place to go. My nieces and nephews are in their preteens and they loved it. This is a nature center and deals with wildlife/outdoors.