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“Great Time With The Family”

Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Ranked #4 of 81 things to do in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
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Yukon, Oklahoma
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great Time With The Family”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Went on 4th of July weekend. had a great time here and my kids really enjoyed the hike we went on. The conservation center building was very nice and had some neat wildlife displays that were very informative. There is also an inside observation area where you can watch wildlife up close (the day we went, we say lots of squirrels, many species of birds, and some wild turkeys).
The trail we took when we walked the park was very nice as well. The trail was heavily wooded in most places with a couple of open area. We also walked next to a creek in the park and we were able to see some perch and bass in the creek, as the water in the creek was quite clear. We also encountered several deer on the trail. The trail we took led us to a part of Lake Springfield, where we were able to clearly see small schools of bass. We also saw a rather large alligator snapping turtle as well. Just FYI...the trail we took went down a hill and at the bottom of the hill was Galloway Creek and Lake Springfield. When heading back up the hill, it climb was a little steep in places but by no means impossible, would also recommend either wearing tennis shoes or hiking shoes. You will also likely, depending on when you go, locals either walking or running the trail, though the people we saw on the trail were very friendly and polite. An overall neat experience that one should take in if they have time while in Springfield. Would definitely like to go back

Visited July 2014
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Springfield, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“love”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

so nice! trails, an fun stuff to do for little kids! Everyone is so nice,they are always having classes for free about hunting of bugs, birds. They have animals that you can look at! LOVE

Visited June 2014
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Springfield, Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“BEAUTIFUL”
Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

And quiet. Great place to go for a quiet stroll or a run. This is a beautiful time of year and lots of people were out and about but we still felt like we had the place all to ourselves.

Visited March 2014
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Clarksville, Tennessee
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Get away close to town”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

A great place to enjoy nature just a few minutes from town. Even on a cooler day, the squirrels, turkey, and deer are in abundance and can easily been seen from the trails.

Visited April 2014
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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“meh”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

the paved and unpaved trails offer a nice little wooded hike, but the center borders and at one point even overlooks a freeway, so the traffic sounds, smells, and sight defeated my purpose.

Visited March 2014
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