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Springfield Conservation Nature Center

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Great location for all

If you want to hike alone or in a group, if you want to stroll with children, if you want to soak... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, United States
Spend some time in the woods or on the prairie...

I am so pleased that we have this resource in Springfield. The walking paths cover a few miles so... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Springfield, Missouri
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4601 S Nature Center Way, Springfield, MO 65804-4920
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you want to hike alone or in a group, if you want to stroll with children, if you want to soak up the great outdoors, if you want to paint or sketch...this is your place! The inside center is very informative and has a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I am so pleased that we have this resource in Springfield. The walking paths cover a few miles so it's a nice place to spend an hour or two. One trail is connected to a longer greenway trail so you can add as many miles...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Great place to walk, very scenic, easy walk for an hour. The nature center is very informative and the volunteers friendly.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 2018juan
Reviewed October 16, 2018

This location is free! Many different trails for all levels of skill or length of trail you want to take. The Missouri Conservation Department has put in a lot of hard work to keep the Nature Center beautiful and clean for us to enjoy. There...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Leslie J
Reviewed September 18, 2018

We learned so much about moths, butterflies, and skippers by an excellent guide who provided many fascinating details and pointed out each distinct butterfly -- both in the house and the nearby gardens.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bordercollie2014
Reviewed August 27, 2018

It was a great stop and glad we did. The people are very nice and always seems to be something going on there.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jonathan G
Reviewed August 3, 2018

This place is always clean and is great for anyone that enjoys being outdoors. This is a wonderful place to hike.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Morgan P
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been here several times over the years, with family, friends, and by myself. Lots of great trails, well-kept, some are pretty difficult because the terrain so hilly. The nature center itself has been revamped a few times since I've moved here, and has added...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank nbmft1390
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I have been out at the Nature Center maybe 200 times and have never been disappointed. Always a wonder how Mother Nature cleans herself. The different seasons are a wonderful sight, Enjoy this freeiebe.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank wrmosnar
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

I hike here all the time by myself and feel very safe! It’s well taken care of parts of it it’s paved. And you will see wildlife every time you go. A beautiful place to go if you want to escape from the city.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Rebecca W
June 17, 2017|
Response from Lu Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. Call or visit to find the schedule
Erica C
March 11, 2017|
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Response from 902AWG | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. The trails are for sure free to use.