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Springfield Conservation Nature Center

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Address: 4601 S Nature Center Way, Springfield, MO 65804-4920
Phone Number: 417 888-4237

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Very pretty area!

We didn't get to stay long, but enjoyed the visitors center and a short walk on one of the trails. Beautiful area. Would like to go back when we have more time and enjoy a picnic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Birmingham, AL
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Birmingham, AL
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261 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We didn't get to stay long, but enjoyed the visitors center and a short walk on one of the trails. Beautiful area. Would like to go back when we have more time and enjoy a picnic and a nice long hike.

Thank Judy19
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Each time I visit Springfield, I take time to visit the Conservation nature center. A pleasant parcel of land with several different well marked, paved trails taking you through this ecologically diverse part of our world. From small lakes to natural running springs, this park is a nature lovers dream. Deer, birds, and dozens of other animals and fauna that... More 

Thank Larry G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visitor center has some nice exhibits, but the trails are where this place really shines. Nice mixture of ecosystems, with woodland, lake, marsh, and prairie. Spend an hour for a quick loop around the long trail, or a couple hours for a more leisurely stroll with stops.

Thank Christopher K
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do not miss this place, the staff is wonderful, the experience is great. We went for a science night where we got to handle, learn about, and eat crayfish. The kids loved it, we had a ball.

Thank sltex38
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to go for a short hike with your kids. The visitor center has a lot of exhibits to help you learn about plants and animals native to the local area. The docents are happy to answer questions. It is free so you can go often.

Thank Tucsonteresa
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Families can hike on the paved trails or off-road on the more strenuous trails that aren't paved. If it's raining, you can take the kiddos in the indoor activity area that's actually hands-on and educational. We love to do a combo visit where we can hike the pretty trails and go indoors for the exhibits. Use the restroom at the... More 

Thank scriswel
Springfield, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like to hike and bird. There is a variety of terrain surfaces and elevations and trail lengths to accommodate most. Not advised to wear shoe attire that would not be safe for the rocky part of the trail. There are ample spots along the trails to sit, a shelter for picnic/events and fun activities for young kids. Pets are... More 

Thank carrie w
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Nature Center is a great place to casually walk, look at wildlife, hike and just to get outdoors. Easy to access off of Highway 60 and 65. The trails are well maintenanced and there is a variety of easty to hard. We love the Nature Center.

Thank Madeline M
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great walking trails. Easy to get to off hwy 65 and James River Expressway. Quiet and usually see deer and turkey. Several trails to choose from. Walk at your own pace. Map available in conservation building. Free

Thank Pae12221
Saint Peters, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Beautiful place. Lot's of different trails to walk. Well kept. A lake runs through it. People were canoeing in it. Wildlife on sight. Turkeys, birds and deer and other on site.

Thank NannaJordan

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