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Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit

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Shaw Nature Reserve is open year round from 7 a.m. until sunset. Entrance fee: $5 adults; $3 seniors and students; children 12 and under are free, members are free. Wheelchair, stroller and bicycle accessible areas. Stop in at the Visitor's Center (hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends) for a map and directions. Enjoy 14 miles of hiking trails, the Nature Explore Classroom, the Whitmire Wildflower Garden, the Meramec River, classes for everyone, field trips, historic buildings, and overnight lodges. Stop in at the historic Bascom House on the weekends for coffee, hot tea, lemonade when it's warm, or hot chocolate when it's cold. Check us out: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/visit/family-of-attractions/shaw-nature-reserve/things-to-do-at-shaw-nature-reserve/this-month.aspx
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  • Beautiful to explore. Great way to get exercise and let the kids burn off some energy. We've been going back every year to enjoy the solitude of nature and pretty landscape.  more »
  • I come here at least twice a month. It is beautiful in every season. You get everything, prairie, gardens, forest, pine, river, glade, Lake ect. Only thing missing is a great bluff view (theirs is hid...  more »
  • One of my favorite places to hike in the summer and winter, watch migrating birds in the spring and fall. There are so many unique educational programs that are offered throughout the year. It truly i...  more »