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Pioneer Park Nature Center

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Address: 3201 S Coddington Ave, Lincoln, NE 68522
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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Nature trails and lots of animals! FREE!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Dorothy J
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Lincoln
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Lincoln
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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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Thank IowaAvidReader
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39 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
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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Thank Sue F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

This place is absolutely awesome. Roaming buffalo, a nature center, disc golf and an amazing concert venue in the Pinewood Bowl.

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

We took the kiddos here for a beautiful weekend excursion. The staff were very helpful and took the time to explain and show the kids about the exhibits and encourage additional sights to see. We will definitely return.

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Franklin, North Carolina
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

This place is full of beautiful scenery and an ideal place for walking. The nature center is very small but nice. The pond has many turtles, especially on a sunny day when they're out on the logs to sun! Peaceful place!

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