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“Beautiful”

Pershing State Park
Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Laclede
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Owner description: Wander through a slice of pre-settlement landscape at Pershing State Park. The park includes a boardwalk and hiking trail that winds through a wet prairie near a meandering stream with oxbow sloughs and cutoffs, and into a bottomland forest. The park’s wetlands attract a variety of birds and waterfowl as well as scores of other wildlife species. Locust Creek and four small lakes give anglers a chance to try their skills and a shady campground with electric and basic campsites makes the park an ideal overnight location.
Douche, Sud, Haiti
2 reviews
“Beautiful”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

There is a boardwalk that is 1 1/2 miles long, it has an observatory along the way, it's beautiful. You usually can see a lot of deer. Fall is the best time of year to go, when the leaves are falling.

Visited September 2013
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St. Louis
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57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A very peaceful setting”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Our campsite was very nice and we enjoyed walking one of the trails along Locust Creek. Bathrooms were well kept and cleaned on a daily basis. Wished there was a soap dispensor in the bathrooms. Showers had hot water and were very nice.

Visited July 2013
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Lakewood
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

Visited the home of General John Pershing. Nice little ghost town but peaceful. Interesting information at the site and very historical.

Visited June 2013
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northern Missouri
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Very nice, little-used state park. Excellent for birding. An unfound gem!”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

We've been here several times, and enjoyed it every time. We've always been surprised by the fact that we see very, very few other people there, in spite of the fact that the park is very well maintained, has excellent picnic areas, several very nice trails, and a great variety of wildlife and birds to see. Our favorite walk there is a boardwalk trail that goes through a hardwood swamp out into a marsh area. The birding all along this boardwalk is excellent. On the edge of the marsh there is an observation tower, and there are several sitting areas along the boardwalk trail. There are forests, ponds, creeks, swamps, savannahs, and marshes there, and each holds its own variety of wildlife.

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cadet
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38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Small park”
Reviewed May 8, 2012

If you are ready for the great outdoors, then visit this park. It is small, but would suit your needs for a picnic or hike.

Visited May 2012
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