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The Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center

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201 West Riviera Drive, Suite A, Joplin, MO 64804-5637
+1 417-782-6287
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Nice nature center and walk

A nice nature center and a walk outside. A little off the beaten path, but a good trip break as we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sharon F
We love hiking here

My wife and I both love the hiking trails at this park. It's a beautiful park. We have been going... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dleep
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Conservation area south of Joplin, Mo with extensive walking trails, museum, and wildlife programs & activities.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“shoal creek” (16 reviews)
“great place” (16 reviews)
“hiking trails” (6 reviews)
LOCATION
201 West Riviera Drive, Suite A, Joplin, MO 64804-5637
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+1 417-782-6287
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"shoal creek"
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"great place"
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"hiking trails"
in 6 reviews
"rabbit"
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"nice nature center"
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"all ages"
in 8 reviews
"open to the public"
in 3 reviews
"live animals"
in 3 reviews
"wildlife viewing"
in 2 reviews
"bird calls"
in 2 reviews
"wheel chair"
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"blue jay"
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"staff was friendly"
in 2 reviews
"recent flooding"
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"off the highway"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful park"
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"birds"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice nature center and a walk outside. A little off the beaten path, but a good trip break as we were in the area.

Thank Sharon F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I both love the hiking trails at this park. It's a beautiful park. We have been going here when in Joplin for years. Nice nature center too.

Thank Dleep
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Conservation Center has lots of activities for children to do and learn in the process. The aquariums of turtles and fish are well kept. The snakes are interesting, although not my favorite creatures. The walking trail to Shoal Creek good, as well. I was...More

Thank Marilyn C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Building under renovation. Audubon group combined with conservation entity. Personnel in office to answer questions. Trails open. Take water as area dessert like.

1  Thank susan w
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

Wildcat Glades, the walking trail and park, is open this summer BUT the building is closed for remodeling. This past spring, National Audubon, discontinued their support for the Center and thus, gave the building and contents to the Missouri Dept of Conservation. The building will...More

1  Thank OkieDokieIII
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

took my kids out to do local fb rock hunting. witness a crazed transient jump out of bushes and tried to snatch an 11 year old that was IN A GROUP. although many people frequent the place with kids & to excersise, its not secure...More

Thank revenger1933
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We were in Joplin over a weekend and wanted to get in a good hike. Wildcat glades was recommended to us. Honestly when we drove up in looked abandoned however, we then seen signs that explained it was undergoing a restoration. The gentlemen at the...More

3  Thank Kathy M
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

At a time when nature is highly desired but harder to find, Wildcat Glades is a wonderful escape nestled outside Joplin. The center itself has live animals and lots of hands-on activities along with information on this one of a kind ecosystem. They offer great...More

Thank Andrew R
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

There are amazing walking trails. You can put a small boat in at the ramp. There's a beautiful spring that comes out of the hill to feed the creek.

1  Thank beth72804
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

A beautiful place any season, with a long trail system and wonderful wildlife. I go here regularly! The nature center is great for children and provides information about local animals and ecosystems.

Thank robinosaurus
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Kara D
4 February 2018|
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Response from snorkel2013 | Reviewed this property |
No, it’s free to walk the trails
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Lizzie D
5 June 2017|
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Response from Steve H | Reviewed this property |
The park signs say no. I have seen some people ignore the signs, but the signs are specific about no dogs.
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Martha B
14 June 2016|
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Response from OkieDokieIII | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have wheelchairs...ask at Welcome Desk. Places to sit down also while viewed the aquarium and a ramp to walk down if steps are a problem. Ask front desk for any help needed as they are very helpful.
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