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Lakeside Nature Center

4701 E Gregory Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64132-1693
+1 816-513-8960
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Animal rehab center near the zoo

Located near the Zoo in Swope Park area this center is free,donations accepted, and has several... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2016
Cheryl K
Kansas City, Missouri
They love animals

If you have a injured wild animal you can take it there and they will nurse it back to health if... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2016
Bob D
Kansas City, Missouri
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“swope park” (4 reviews)
“snakes” (2 reviews)
“zoo” (3 reviews)
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4701 E Gregory Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64132-1693
+1 816-513-8960
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Reviewed 3 December 2016

Located near the Zoo in Swope Park area this center is free,donations accepted, and has several exhibits of local wildlife as well as animals currently in rehab. When I was there they had several birds of prey and a coyote. My grandkids love it. ages...More

2  Thank Cheryl K
Reviewed 5 October 2016

If you have a injured wild animal you can take it there and they will nurse it back to health if possible. I like to donate when I go there, it is for a good cause.

Thank Bob D
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Kansas City's Parks and Recreation Department is one of the finest in the United States, and this is the nexus of their naturalist and wildlife rescue efforts. Simply no better free destination for families or groups in KC.

Thank Elspode
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

I took my 5 and 10 year old boys here and we all loved it! Very large indoor center with everything nature related (hands on exhibits, rescued animals, fish tanks, snakes and reptiles). Two bald eagles and other raptors were really cool to see up...More

1  Thank ewachtler
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

My family and I recently visited the Lakeside Nature Center for the first time. We all enjoyed the animal displays and the educational value of the center. We also tried out a nature trail that day. We were amazed at how quickly we were able...More

Thank Gina G
Reviewed 11 December 2015

hey, it's not In the heart of the city, but well within driving distance, and next to the Zoo to boot, I don't know that many people in Kansas City even know this place exists, but if you're looking for a FREE getaway from it...More

1  Thank brent k
Reviewed 3 September 2015

The nature center is interesting and educational and the hiking trails are peaceful (though can be a little tricky - definitely not for strollers or wheelchairs on the trails.) We first went on a field trip for one of our kids, and have been back...More

Thank ladypuercoloco
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Good place to see animals native to Missouri, some that have been rescued. Activities for kids. It's located in Swope Park and near the KC Zoo.

Thank AndyKansasCity
Reviewed 6 March 2015

I used to visit the Lakeside Nature Center as a child and the new center is great. It's got lots of animals native to the area in educational displays, but my favorite part is the walking trails behind the center. And it's in Swope Park...More

1  Thank Annette B
Reviewed 13 December 2013

Nice nature center with exhibits on nature as well as live animals that have been rescued from bad situations--includes hawks, snakes, turtles, rabbits, and smaller creatures. Some nice exhibits and friendly staff. Activities for children. Outdoor as well as indoor activities. In beautiful Swope Park,...More

4  Thank PhilC36904
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