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Shaw Nature Reserve

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Hwy. 100 & I-44, Gray Summit, MO 63039
+1 636-451-3512
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Fun outing with the kids

A really cool nature play area for the kids is just a short walk from the entrance. My kids loved... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
heather g
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Exceptional beauty

This "hidden" gem is located just west of St. Louis in Gray Summit MO. It is part of the Missouri... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Michael K
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Hwy. 100 & I-44, Gray Summit, MO 63039
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+1 636-451-3512
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"missouri botanical garden"
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"long hike"
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"burn off some energy"
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"wild flowers"
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"picnic lunch"
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"hiking trails"
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"st louis"
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"bloom"
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"summit"
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"woods"
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"hiked"
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"placards"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A really cool nature play area for the kids is just a short walk from the entrance. My kids loved going through the trees. We brought a picnic and had a fun time. While you’re in the area head on over to Purina farms since...More

Thank heather g
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

This "hidden" gem is located just west of St. Louis in Gray Summit MO. It is part of the Missouri Botanical Garden family. Lots of walking trails of all types. Great views and spectacular flowers.

Thank Michael K
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

This a such a beautiful place for a short stroll a medium walk or a long hike any time of year but Saturday the weather was perfect for it and all the wild flowers and flowering trees made it a day to remember!

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

There’s tons of good spots to grab pictures with the family. A few fun historical and ecological placards of info are scattered about as well.

Thank Joseph R
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We visited this place on the way from St.Louis to Dallas. We need to make break during our long drive. It was great choice !!! I would like recommend to all of you. This park/reserve is oasis of calm, nature and wild beauty. Entrence fee...More

Thank Tomas P
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We went with friends to hike at Shaw Nature Reserve. We expected it to be wonderful because we had read rave reviews. It was absolutely beautiful! The hiking is mostly flat in all the areas we were. We hiked from 7:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m....More

Thank Gwynn K
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

I am glad I live near this beautiful place, but even if I didn't live real close, I would still make the drive to spend time here. If you like to walk, run, see flowers, see wildlife, bird watch or just relax and enjoy the...More

Thank rcl1090
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

Simply beautiful. Something for everyone. Get lost in nature on this 1600+ acre reserve. Picnic, hike, play, learn, explore - its all here for the taking. WARNING - you will be back to explore more because its so hard to take this all in on...More

Thank budbeerman
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Beautiful and refreshing. The beauty of well tended and designed flowers and foliage in so many patterns and colors. Relaxing even if its gray outside the colors bring you alive. A most excellent display of the beauty of nature.

Thank Brad D
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

This place is fantastic. We live locally and all the activities are free, once you join a membership. This place is great to get lost in nature. The hikes are ideal for all types of physical fitnesses. There are easy walks all the way to...More

Thank allenstillman
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Please use Google Map. It's great. We use it all over the United States.
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