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Great Plains Nature Center

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great place to stroll

Great place to take a early morning or evening stroll. You get to see some nature and the quiet... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Great Nature Center

Great place to walk or run trials in the nature center. Several different trails, wildlife... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
Andover, Kansas
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“sierra club”(2 reviews)
A Kansas wildlife habitat in the city. Bird watching. Paved hiking trails. Discovery programs. Indoor wildlife observatory. Connecting people with nature. The Great Plains Nature Center is a cooperative partnership between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
6232 E 29th St N, Wichita, KS 67220-2200
+1 316-683-5499
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Great place to take a early morning or evening stroll. You get to see some nature and the quiet from the traffic is really nice

Thank jcal1959
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Great place to walk or run trials in the nature center. Several different trails, wildlife, flowers and foliage to enjoy during the spring, summer and fall. It is open year round.

Thank judihayashi
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

The GPNC is the premier environmental education facility in the Wichita area. Excellent displays inside and superb walking trails outside!"

Thank Jim M
Reviewed August 28, 2018

This was such a fun day. We love nature so we did a peaceful walk around the grounds and then went into the museum. The people working there were really informative. They could tell us a lot about the birds in the area. The nature...More

Thank FamilyG6
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

The nature center building has so many great exhibits to view during the day, and the paths are fun to explore with kids. The paths a variety of terrain (gravel, cement, dirt), which the kids love. We suggest you check out the grass, wooded trails...More

2  Thank amycK3681KT
Reviewed May 27, 2018

Went on a Saturday with twin grandsons and they had a special viewing of Kansas native small wildlife. The boys loved it. They got to hold snakes, frogs, turtles and see a beaver and hawks. Was a good way to spend a Saturday morning.

Thank Hatso
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Beautiful paths through prairie-like areas, near ponds, good opportunity to see herons, ducks, turtles, and deer.

Thank George A. P
Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

We (Myself and Husband) walk here with our two children (2 and 3) and they love it!! Lots of areas to run and walk! Many different paths to choose from and each path is a different distance, so you can definitely choose how long you...More

Thank Bethany C
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

I went there because I had heard there was beautiful walking paths and they were right. I didn't go into the visitors center. Only complaint I have is the only trail maps there are at the entrance at the nature center and the entrance from...More

1  Thank Staci R
Reviewed January 11, 2018

The trails are well marked, and the visitors centre provided a handy map on options to take and the associated length. It was very peaceful. There were families and joggers around on the smaller loops. On the bigger loops though, there aren't that many people...More

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March 24, 2018|
Response from U4673GOjh | Reviewed this property |
Per their website there is no admission charge. They are closed Sundays and Holidays.
November 25, 2016|
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Response from Bethany C | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely NOT! I see people bring their animals, however this is a safe haven for wild animals of Kansas to thrive and feel comfortable.
August 8, 2016|
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Response from Veronica K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have great bike trails.