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Springfield Conservation Nature Center

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4601 S Nature Center Way, Springfield, MO 65804-4920
+1 417-888-4237
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Southside close to everything. Bald Eagle habitat

A lot of people travel the 60&65 freeway into and leaving Springfield and never realize this park... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Michael P

I am with big brothers and big sisters, I took my little brother last nite to learn about bears... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“great trails” (16 reviews)
“long trail” (7 reviews)
4601 S Nature Center Way, Springfield, MO 65804-4920
+1 417-888-4237
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A lot of people travel the 60&65 freeway into and leaving Springfield and never realize this park even exists. It goes down to wetland environment on the north shore of lake Springfield. It is a snapshot of what the James River Valley looked like before...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am with big brothers and big sisters, I took my little brother last nite to learn about bears. The speaker was really informative about bears. My little brother really enjoyed it and after the class he got to see a real bear skull and...More

Thank stutz50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been a couple of times and the trails/docks are very nice. The grandkids like the interpretive center and it is not uncommon to see wildlife while on a hike. It is close and convenient...we will probably be back

Thank OzarkTraveler2010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nature center GREAT place lots to see if you like walking and loves the outdoor go visit the nature center.Hours of outdoor trails to enjoy.

Thank kouldbme
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I come to the Nature Center with my son every so often. He enjoies being in the building and learning about the critters around the area and likes the interactive exhibits. I enjoy going out and walking the trails and dragging my son along for...More

Thank Doctor W
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We and our grandkids had so much fun walking the trails and visiting the nature center. There are also biking trails. This is a great place for outdoor activities!

Thank Sandra W
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Great educational activities at the nature center. Very easy to find with ample parking. The walk around the grounds is beautiful. Great place for birding.

Thank A and M
Reviewed 14 July 2017

The Nature Center has educational activities, great programs for kids and adults, walking trails with wonderful scenic overlooks. The naturalists have put on fascinating programs with learning activities, lectures and crafts. There's an interactive exhibit area inside as well. The kids love it.

Thank queenmimi2015
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This is a peaceful and quiet place to enjoy an early morning walk. The tree-lined trails are pretty, especially in the spring and fall, and wildlife is likely to be spotted off the trails. Deer and wild Turkeys, birds and squirrels will share the park...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Easy to get to and plenty of parking. I walked every trail and enjoyed the mix of meadow and forest. The sound of birds and squirrels chipping drowns out the nearby freeway (which is only audible from small stretches of trail). If I were a...More

Thank Ellen R
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Rebecca W
18 June 2017|
Response from Lu Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. Call or visit to find the schedule
Erica C
12 March 2017|
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Response from 902AWG | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. The trails are for sure free to use.