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Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

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Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Fun and interesting

History of conservation , beautiful photos, sometimes there are outdoor activities planned... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
luvinam2018
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Fun with grandson

We took our eight year old grandson to the Nature Center while he stayed with us during the time... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Located within Cape Girardeau's North County Park, the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center is a place where families can have fun while exploring the rich cultural history and wildlife of Southeast Missouri. Admission is free. Exhibits begin...more
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2289 County Park Dr, Just east of exit 99 of I-55, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-1840
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Reviewed 1 week ago

History of conservation , beautiful photos, sometimes there are outdoor activities planned ,speakers, hiking, call ahead

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank luvinam2018
Sara T, Manager at Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so very much for taking the time to write a review of our nature center. We appreciate the kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our eight year old grandson to the Nature Center while he stayed with us during the time his parents were on a trip. Since we were going to have several days with him we wanted our time together to be fun. We knew...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 400lea
Sara T, Manager at Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so very glad that you and your grandson enjoyed your experiences here at the Cape Conservation Nature Center. Hopefully, when he visits again, you can return to hike the trails.

Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

We loved seeing the two headed snake, the big turtle, and all of nature paths. This is a beautiful place and a great educational place for smaller kids

Date of experience: October 2018
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Sara T, Manager at Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed November 6, 2018

This Nature Center is awesome. Many, many wildlife displays and interesting diaramas depicting local plants, trees, and animals. There's a small theater that offers short films too. Outside, you will find gardens with local flowers and plants. There is a large fishing lake design specifically...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Sara T, Manager at Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Thank you so very much for taking the time to write a review for the nature center. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed November 2, 2018

Great place to take your children or grandchildren, a great place to learn more about nature. The staff is very helpful

Date of experience: October 2018
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Sara T, Manager at Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Thank you so very much for taking the time to review our facility. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

The center and surrounding area is very pretty but unfortunately maintenance staff was using a gas powered leaf blower for my entire two hour visit. Must have scared away the birds because I did not see any and certainly would not have been able to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Sara T, Manager at Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

I appreciate you taking the time to provide us with feedback about your hiking experience. I'm sorry it was not what you had hoped for. I will visit with staff to determine how we can maintain the trails while minimizing the impact on our visitors.

Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Our grandchildren always beg to come to the Conservation Center. There are lots of interesting animals to see such as the two-headed snake! We take advantage of the nature trails and ponds surrounding the building. Always lots to learn!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Sara T, Manager at Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

Thank you so very much for the kind review.

Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

One of the best attractions in Southeast Missouri. We’ve taken the kids there several times. They have several free things going on every month.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Sara T, Manager at Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Thank you so very much for your kind response. Please come back again soon.

Reviewed July 9, 2018

Great experience. The kids loved the interaction of the displays. The staff was helpful and the gift shop is nice.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Sara T, Manager at Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Thank you so very much for taking the time to write a review. Come back and see us soon.

Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

They have a two headed snake, a beehive (you can see the bees through a clear panel), animal furs you can touch, animal footprints that you can make rubbings of, displays of American Indian pottery/tools and free info about a variety of animals

Date of experience: June 2018
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Tessa, Thank you for your interest in the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center! Admission to the nature center and nearly all of our programs is free. We look forward to meeting you!
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