Great Plains Nature Center, Wichita

4.7
#1 of 7 in Wildlife in Kansas
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  • I was surprised by this place. It has miles of trails running through acres and acres of preserved land in an area surrounded by development. It is clean and well maintained and a great place to go on...  more »
  • Great Plains Nature Center offers great programs for kids about all kinds of nature topics. Have to see the snake & reptile collection and view the traveling exhibits of habitats and animals. Offers b...  more »
  • Went to get Senior pass and it looked so good I returned to walk the paths. They are well marked as to the distance you would like to walk, beautiful land, great paths.  more »
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  • We visited on August 19, 2017. First, took a one and half mile walk down both paved and dirt paths. We saw several turtles in the pond and caught sight of three deer who stopped by for a cool drink. The grandkids were thrilled to see them up close. Next, we stopped by the nature center. Really enjoyed the hands-on exhibits and the observation room. We will definitely be back!
  • I brought my family here the other day and everyone had a blast. As soon as we walk in we were greeted with a bunch of turtle at the desk. The kids were able to touch and feed them. They loved the hands on displays about wildlife and the huge aquarium at the back. The park is great with many different paths. There are small lakes with bridges to cross filled with turtles of all sizes and large fish. We also saw a few deer. Awesome place....best part it's free.
  • Beautiful place to walk. And cleanses away the everyday stresses in life. My kids love it too!!
  • The people who helped us were very informative and helpful. The process of getting our pass was handled well and it didn't take long to get our passes.
  • Always enjoy bringing my family here, or a nice walk by myself just to get away in nature. We've been coming here for over 10 yrs. The turtles are awesome along with exploring the rest of the creatures.

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