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Springfield Conservation Nature Center

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Address: 4601 S. Nature Center Way, Springfield, MO 65804-4920
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Great learning center

We've visited the park several times and hiked most of its trails. Trails did not disappoint and the nature center is great for the kids.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
HortDude
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Stafford, Virginia
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Stafford, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've visited the park several times and hiked most of its trails. Trails did not disappoint and the nature center is great for the kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been coming here when we visit Springfield since they opened it. It is at the far corner of the city, so depending on where in the city you are, it could be a 20+ min. drive. But, it is the perfect place to take kids to let them run off some energy, go for a stroll, or a pretty... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great time with the family at the Nature Center. Inside is very hands on and interactive. Trails with great views await outside. The terrain is not difficult but the hills might be tough on some. This will be a consistent stop for us to continue experiencing. Staff was extremely helpful and knowledgable.

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been going to the Nature Center ever since I was a little kid and I love it just as much today as I did back then. There are several walking trails that range from easy (1/8th of a mile, all paved) to extremely long and difficult (7mi trail that connects to sequoita park). No matter what trail you pick... More 

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Friendswood, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This place is beautiful. A super walking trail network which is well-marked. The nature center is also very well done and has fun interactive exhibit s. I strong recommend this place. You'll need 2-3 hours.

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The nature trails are an amazing place for a walk, jog, etc. Most of the time you will run into all sorts of wildlife, whether it's deer, turkey, chipmunks, lizards, turtles, etc. The trails are beautiful and some of them run alongside Lake Springfield/James River. It's safe, and there are usually plenty of other people around. You can also check... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The staff at the nature center are very friendly. There are many things for the children to explore in the front building. The trails are gorgeous!! Bring a camera for some great photo opportunities. We saw the beginnings of the leaves changing for Fall; I'm sure it will be even more spectacular in a few weeks. The hike can be... More 

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Republic, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We live only a half hour from the Springfield Nature Center. If it's a nice day, and we have no other plans, we will drive to the center for a nature walk. Depending on the time, or distance, we want to spend....there are several options. We enjoy the "long trail" the most. Beautiful surroundings. Sometimes I go there alone to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

After a long day on the road we really appreciated this beautiful spot to walk off our big dinner. There were a few trails to choose from which were very well marked. The place appears to be very popular with locals. I saw a no dog sign but also saw people with dogs?

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

....in a convenient location! I took the long trail, earlier this year. The walking was physically taxing, due to my pacing, and the small groups of deer I noticed numbered 4! The feeling was of having been transported to somewhere besides the city!

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