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Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

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Great place to take the grandchildren

This Nature Center is awesome. Many, many wildlife displays and interesting diaramas depicting... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Richard B
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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Great place to take your children or grandchildren, a great place to learn more about nature. The... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2018
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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 always free at the...more
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2289 County Park Dr, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-1840
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed April 17, 2018

Trails are well-marked and some have smooth finished surfaces. One can walk for several miles. Attractive building with interactive exhibits as well as restrooms.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Sara T, Manager at Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2018

Thank you so very much for taking the time to write a review of our trails and nature center. Please come see us again soon!

Reviewed March 28, 2018

It is a very nice clean and interesting place. Took my grandchildren 4 and 1 yesterday and they loved it!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Sara T, Manager at Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2018

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

Reviewed December 21, 2017

This is a fantastic place that is geared towards children - small to large! So much to see and do and totally interactive.

Date of experience: November 2017
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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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