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Pioneer Park Nature Center

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Address: 3201 S Coddington Ave, Lincoln, NE 68522-9212
Phone Number: 4024417895
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A 900-acre wildlife area that features hiking trails and other outdoor...

A 900-acre wildlife area that features hiking trails and other outdoor pleasures.

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Nice place to walk, play or just relax

Beautiful park that offers different options of entertainment. There is an educational building which is great for kids, animals to see, and numerous paths to walk on. A very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Michelle D
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful park that offers different options of entertainment. There is an educational building which is great for kids, animals to see, and numerous paths to walk on. A very nice place to spend a few hours.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended a concert at the amphitheater inside the park (which was a great experience in and of itself) but I can't wait to go back to explore the park a bit more! The hiking trails looked amazing.

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Thank Shauna S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Actually, it's Pioneers Park. There are several buildings on the grounds where there are exhibits and volunteers to explain the flora and fauna and the insects. Elk, bison and other animals stroll the grounds. Great place to hike or ride a bike.

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Thank Bill M
Lincoln
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

My children and I love to go to Pioneers Park and Nature Center. There are so many animals to see, Bison, antelope, turtles,birds, snakes, owls,eagles, ducks,more! You can touch some of the animals. There are volunteer naturalists to answer your questions and care for the animals.The hands on activities are fun. There are classes and festivals there from time to... More 

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Storm Lake, Iowa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

After reading great reviews, we were anticipating a fun experience. It did not live up to what people were saying about it! Driving around the area was pleasant. Once we went into the Visitor's Center, the staff was somewhat helpful. They provided us with a small map. However, they did point out that there were quite a few spots under... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Relaxing, so green compared to the other places in Lincoln :) It would be a great family activity. Also a great place for the sky observation lovers at night!!

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Lincoln
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This park is spacious with area to drive around, ponds with waterfowl, and numerous picnic areas. There is a large playground for kids, and tons of walking and biking paths! It is a very enjoyable space for families to enjoy together. Great to walk your dog as well!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Wonderful historic park, been coming here for more than 50 years. Grounds are always kept up nice and there are modern restrooms. They have a few buffalo that are always fun to see. The kids like finding and feeding the geese. Just be sure to watch them though...they Will chase the kids!

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Thank Lisa K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

This is a great place for exploring several acres of tall grass prairie, wetlands, ponds, woodlands and several themed gardens all within 15 minutes of downtown LIncoln.

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Thank Roger L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

It's great to watch the seasons wake up in this place - whether you're dressed in coats and boots, shorts or sweaters, this is a year- around park. Drive or pedal the route, or walk the trails, it's never too full to enjoy. It truly makes urban living bearable. The one criticism is that you cannot get there on foot... More 

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