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The Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center

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Address: 201 W Riviera Rd, Suite A, Joplin, MO 64804-5637
Phone Number: 417 782 6287
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Conservation area south of Joplin, Mo with extensive walking trails,...

Conservation area south of Joplin, Mo with extensive walking trails, museum, and wildlife programs & activities.

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Beautiful, quiet and educational

I went on a family outing here with my 4 kids, ages: 9, 6, 6, and 1. The center is beautifully kept, there are a variety of trails to choose from, nice parking area, and engaging... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Melisha M
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Joplin, Missouri
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Joplin, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on a family outing here with my 4 kids, ages: 9, 6, 6, and 1. The center is beautifully kept, there are a variety of trails to choose from, nice parking area, and engaging nature center. The nature center was designed with kids in mind, and had plenty of activities to keep them engaged for about an hour.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A relatively small but informative exhibit of surrounding plant and wildlife in an indoor facility. This Audubon Society / Missouri Extension Division property exists to protect Wildcat Glade. Scenic trails take you around the glade and along a river. It's a walk in the woods on both paved and gravel trails. Free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love it out at the Wildcat Glades! Good place for the family or by yourself. It's great for a walk or time by the water or even a picnic.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Very clean and nice facility! The indoor public space is small but the staff are very friendly and helpful, and we enjoyed Trevor (rabbit), the new kestrel, snakes, turtles, tarantulas and exhibits. Our visit was brief with a short trail walk in the beautiful outdoor area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

I loved my visit to Wildcat Glades. The trails are open from dawn to dusk so even though I got there right before the visitor center closed, I still got to enjoy some time on the trails. I walked several trails that included a paved path, a typical dirt/rock trial and river rock bed type trail. There were great views... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Hi Folks, My wife and I were just passing through the area and had time on our hands. We found this by accident.What a charming place. It had lovely exhibits and excellent trails and above all, for us, bird feeders and lots of local birds. Regards, OldeBear

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Joplin, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Excellent but small visitors center, plenty of trails to walk thru the chert glades. Abundance of native trees and grasses, wildlife and clean air.

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Joplin, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Wildcat Glades and the Audobon center is a great outing if you are locals or want have family and town and want to entertain cheaply. My husband and I walk the trail often. There are two ways you can do the trail. You can begin down by the low water bridge and walk to audobon center or you can begin... More 

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Strafford, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

My husband (age 50), great-nephew (age 7) and myself (age 60) truely enjoyed the St. John's trail. It was fairly easy for a person who uses a cane to walk. True I had to watch my step and it was a small rock pathway but it is doable if you take your time. There are several benches along the trail... More 

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Breezy Point, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Although we were there in March and the weather was cool, there was enough inside to make the stop interesting and worthwhile. We would love to visit when all the foliage is in bloom.

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