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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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Great place for a afternoon out with the family!

This place is beautiful. It is right on the river and has a beautiful hiking trails. Great for... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
John B
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Hope you like walking a little bit..

Natural local fauna and flora at its best. Located next to and around Shoal Creek the trails are... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2016
Olaf H
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Conservation area south of Joplin, Mo with extensive walking trails, museum, and wildlife programs & activities.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“nature center” (14 reviews)
“shoal creek” (14 reviews)
“great place” (14 reviews)
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201 West Riviera Drive, Suite A, Joplin, MO 64804-5637
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+1 417-782-6287
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"nature center"
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"shoal creek"
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"great place"
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"walking trails"
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"rabbit"
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"great exhibits"
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"bird watching"
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"all ages"
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"native plants"
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"walk hike"
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"wonderful trail"
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"great for young kids"
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"wildlife viewing"
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"nice trails"
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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This place is beautiful. It is right on the river and has a beautiful hiking trails. Great for young kids and teenagers too. Also, there are great exhibits inside you can check out if you get hot on the trail! Great place to get your...More

1  Thank John B
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

Natural local fauna and flora at its best. Located next to and around Shoal Creek the trails are worth visiting each and every season....may not be wheel chair accessible on some portions of the trails....However the museum/educational complex is worth the trip alone!!

Thank Olaf H
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

I love that Joplin has gotten on board with conservation. The exhibits are great for young kids and for first time visitors. I think it is wonderful how so much of the area has dedication memorials all around the facility. The heat and our health...More

1  Thank Roger M
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

The actual center and building are a bit dull but that's ok, that's not why you're there. Wildcat Glades is the home of a very well maintained trail that is a great representation of natural Ozark beauty. One smaller trail and one expansive trail, taking...More

Thank Heath R
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Whether its birds or other wildlife you are sure to experience here. Cheap, fun and great for family exercise.

Thank Travis J G
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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I went with my family, myself and teens. There was several different length hiking trails to choose. We chose a longer one. Great views of shoal creek, the cliffs, and nature in general. It was a great way to spend the afternoon.

1  Thank Jackie B
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

A very nice place to stretch your legs after getting off the highway. A true hidden gem of Joplin, MO. There are beautiful and educational center, gardens, and almost 4 miles of walking trails of various difficulty levels (easy and wheelchair accessible all the way...More

Thank MrsJedi13
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

I went on a family outing here with my 4 kids, ages: 9, 6, 6, and 1. The center is beautifully kept, there are a variety of trails to choose from, nice parking area, and engaging nature center. The nature center was designed with kids...More

Thank Melisha M
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

A relatively small but informative exhibit of surrounding plant and wildlife in an indoor facility. This Audubon Society / Missouri Extension Division property exists to protect Wildcat Glade. Scenic trails take you around the glade and along a river. It's a walk in the woods...More

Thank RebecaEleria
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

I love it out at the Wildcat Glades! Good place for the family or by yourself. It's great for a walk or time by the water or even a picnic.

Thank CWilson27
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Kara D
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Response from Grahamandjuli | Reviewed this property |
It’s free. There is a little gift shop if you want to purchase something.
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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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