Springfield Conservation Nature Center, Springfield

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  • If you are willing to look there is a lot of wildlife to see. The guides showed us many plants and animals we would have missed otherwise. We saw turkeys, heron, and many fish as well as plants...  more »
  • Beautiful place to take a walk. The trails are excellent condition and well marked. I recommend to spend a couple of hours walking and enjoying the view.  more »
  • Winter with clear view of deer, turkey and bald eagles or spring and fall with ideal temperatures for long walks in peaceful settings; trees , lakes and paths the experience is always rewarding and...  more »
  • Fantastic place for the whole family! Programs, trails, exhibits. Did I mention everything is free?! We checked out one of their backpacks for our hike. It included a really nice pair of binoculars, an electronic bird sounds device, leaf rubbing kit, a kids magnifying mirror for critters, and more. They even gave my boys free books on Missouri snakes, and one about frogs and toads of Missouri. As a parent on a budget, this place is a gold mine!
  • Had a great time at the nature center! Today we went for a quick walk (only 15/20 minutes) but there are lots of trails to explore for people with the time! What a beautiful location.
  • YOU HAVE TO BRING A CAMERA FOR ALL THE BEAUTIFUL SCENERY!!! And to see wildlife is almost a guarantee. I have visited multiple times and even brought my kids. We had a blast. The trails arent to steep, they are well maintained and the agents are a huge help. The signs are easy to navigate and its extremely quiet considering its tucked in the corner of James River and 65. If you like the outdoors, or heck if ya dont you will enjoy any time spent at the nature center.
  • Excellent walking trails, kept up great. It's a good place to run or to take a stroll it's shaded most of the trails. Some open Trails for the Prairie field. Time your hike correctly and you will see lots of wildlife, deer, snakes, Chipmunks, Hawks, lots of squirrels and birds.
  • You can’t take dogs on the trails with you, I mean seriously? On a leash well behaved but you tell us to leave because of a puppy. Way to go Missouri conservation center.

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