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“Underappreciated Gem”

Pioneer Park Nature Center
Ranked #10 of 73 things to do in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A 900-acre wildlife area that features hiking trails and other outdoor pleasures.
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Nothing better for a kid than to eat some hot dogs or burgers grilled outdoors, maybe play a game of frisbee or softball, or just catch, and roam through some woods and get in touch with nature. Just big enough and "natural" enough to feel like you are away from the city and in the, well not exactly wilderness, but outdoors, don't know why more people don't take families there for cheap entertainment, used to be packed on weekends and all summer long, should still be.

1  Thank Grglmn
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

We took our grandkids to Pioneer Park. We took in the well maintained Nature Center where the staff were helpful and took time to explain many things. We hiked paths that led us to a live bald eagle and vulture exhibit, flower gardens, elk and buffalo viewing, wild prairie and nature walk and so much more! Everything is well maintained!

1  Thank CherylAnnH55
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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

I used to live right near this park and frequented it most days. Perfect for a dog walk, frisbee, picnic, bike ride etc. Its the best open green space in Lincoln by far. It's super easy to get to. I was always surprised that it wasn't busier than it was. You should have no problem finding your own space here. Plenty of too walk around and explore. Not much for hiking trails. I usually just hiked the perimeter of the park to make the most of it on some horse trails. There is a nature center and buffalo viewing at the far end of the park, just keep driving all the back until you can't go any further. Go here and enjoy it!!

Thank VeggieScramble
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

My wife and I went here for a concert and found it a good venue. I was easy to get to from downtown Lincoln. There are nice trails and scenic ponds. We were surprised by the columns near the main parking area, an interesting piece of history, including the plaque. The amphitheater gives everyone a good view.

Thank Michael R
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Right in SW Lincoln, this is a great place to explore nature. Great hiking trails in the woods, the prairie. Excellent animal exhibits and helpful people.

Thank swordman32
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