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The Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center

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201 West Riviera Drive, Suite A, Joplin, MO 64804-5637
+1 417-782-6287
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Walking trails are safe and great for walking for exercise. Always see or hear new things.

Great for walking for exercise. Distances well marked to judge for exercise. Always see or hear... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
mikeboyk
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Joplin, Missouri
Peaceful

The walking trails are well maintained with lots of natural scenery and wildlife. Walking along the... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
830marilynd
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Joplin, Missouri
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Conservation area south of Joplin, Mo with extensive walking trails, museum, and wildlife programs & activities.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“nature center” (14 reviews)
“shoal creek” (14 reviews)
“great place” (14 reviews)
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201 West Riviera Drive, Suite A, Joplin, MO 64804-5637
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+1 417-782-6287
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"nature center"
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"shoal creek"
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"great place"
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"walking trails"
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"rabbit"
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"great exhibits"
in 5 reviews
"bird watching"
in 4 reviews
"all ages"
in 8 reviews
"native plants"
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"walk hike"
in 2 reviews
"wonderful trail"
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"great for young kids"
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"wildlife viewing"
in 2 reviews
"nice trails"
in 2 reviews
"open to the public"
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"bird calls"
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"short distance"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for walking for exercise. Distances well marked to judge for exercise. Always see or hear something new with each adventure. Enjoyed escaping the city only a short distance away.

Thank mikeboyk
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

The walking trails are well maintained with lots of natural scenery and wildlife. Walking along the river is so peaceful and most everyone is friendly. All dogs on leashes please.

Thank 830marilynd
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Have visited here many times and each time, I find something new. I took my granddaughters to visit the Center this fall.. We spent an hour inside looking at the exhibits and visiting with the resident rabbit, Trevor. Recently a new nature playground was added...More

Thank OkieDokieIII
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Good area with nice trail and even sight deck. Spots to look for arrowheads and cool rocks. When theu are open the inside is fun for kids as well.

Thank Zadok0323
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

This is a nice place to get immersed in nature, The trails are well maintained and at least some of them are easy walks.

1  Thank dapaze
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

While traveling west in Missouri we saw the sign for Wildcat Glades & decided to check it out. The visitors center was great, full of displays & information. The park attendant was SO helpful about seeing the area. There are lots of well groomed trails...More

1  Thank snorkel2013
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

I love walking on the trail here, it's so serene and well kept. There was some damage after the recent flooding on parts of some of the trail but the trail can be safely accessed.

Thank Haba1ba
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

From zoology to geology to bird watching or childhood educational opportunities, Wildcat Glades offers interest for all. Peaceful, secluded, and well done for a small town.

Thank gmacfloyd
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Beautiful grounds and great place to go birding. Had several deer walk right across the path in front of us. The nature center is beautiful, too.

Thank A and M
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

There is a nice visitors center with some animals inside and educational exhibits. There is also a cute playground outside. We took the trails through the wooded area to the creek. There were lots of wildflowers and butterflies. We would definitely go back again.

Thank Katie M
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Kara D
5 February 2018|
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Response from Grahamandjuli | Reviewed this property |
It’s free. There is a little gift shop if you want to purchase something.
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Lizzie D
5 June 2017|
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Response from Steve H | Reviewed this property |
The park signs say no. I have seen some people ignore the signs, but the signs are specific about no dogs.
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Martha B
15 June 2016|
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Response from OkieDokieIII | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have wheelchairs...ask at Welcome Desk. Places to sit down also while viewed the aquarium and a ramp to walk down if steps are a problem. Ask front desk for any help needed as they are very helpful.
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