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Shaw Nature Reserve

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Great in November

We really enjoyed our visit here on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The weather was sunny and 60... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike O
Roanoke, Virginia
Gorgeous Natural Setting!

The Shaw Nature Preserve is a wonderful place to hike, run or stroll. It is carefully managed by... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Cynthia L
Jacksonville, Florida
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Hwy. 100 & I-44, Gray Summit, MO 63039
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit here on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The weather was sunny and 60 degrees, their were not too many people here, and the scenery was beautiful. During our 4 hour visit we hiked most of the marked trails; all were well...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mike O
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The Shaw Nature Preserve is a wonderful place to hike, run or stroll. It is carefully managed by controlled burns, judicious mowing, and extensive planting of native flora, yielding an experience with natural eastern Missouri you are not likely to find elsewhere near St. Louis....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cynthia L
Reviewed 16 July 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 123heath
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Michael K
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!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank 125jeanniea
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jruessing
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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank tpivona
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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Gwynn K
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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank rcl1090
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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank budbeerman
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