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The Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center

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Address: 201 West Riviera Drive, Suite A, Joplin, MO 64804
Phone Number: +1 417-782-6287
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Conservation area south of Joplin, Mo with extensive walking trails,...

Conservation area south of Joplin, Mo with extensive walking trails, museum, and wildlife programs & activities.

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Great Visit- Educational and Beautiful

We stopped in not knowing what to expect and between the numerous animals on exhibit in the Audubon Center including a newly added American Kestrel, along with a host of turtles... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 March 2016
Bradley W
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Bentonville, Arkansas, United States
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Bentonville, Arkansas, United States
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

We stopped in not knowing what to expect and between the numerous animals on exhibit in the Audubon Center including a newly added American Kestrel, along with a host of turtles, fish, snakes, and a bunny, we were thoroughly impressed. The 3 year old couldn't stop mentioning how much Fun she had including a hike along the trails down to... More 

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Duenweg, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Unique, fresh perspective on our daily interactions with our environment. Friendly staff, well maintained.

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Joplin, Missouri, United States
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Need to spend the day out there. Lots of trails and unspoiled nature. Took a hard hit during the recent flooding but the critters are back

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Thank Dan L
Joplin, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

This is a wonderful place to visit and get in touch with nature. The grounds border Shoal Creek, so the hiking paths are lovely. There is a small cave to peek into, and a rare chert glade to explore. The building itself is unique with its living roof of grasses and wildflowers. The programs are excellent, there are live animals... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

This is a beautifully well laid out visitors center. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable, the restrooms clean and well kept, and the displays fun and informative. The gift small was a bit small but had some pretty neat clothing and educational material. As the previous reviewer said, there are several bird feeders out side both sides of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Visited the Wildcat Glades and Audubon Center again this week. It is a great place to take people of all ages. The Center has a new live bird named "Willow." It is a falcon and she is a beautiful bird. A lot of work is being done on the trails since the flooding in Dec 2015 which caused a lot... More 

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Joplin, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Very nice place to take a walk or just sit beside the stream. Fishing and hiking are also popular. Nice nature center and bathrooms as well

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

we had a great time. took kids and elderly parents. they enjoyed the center and the trails. would have liked to see less people on the trails as my mom took her binoculars for bird watching and there were lots of happy families picnicing.

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Thank Sarah C
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Great walking trails along Shoal Creek and the chert glade. Nice exhibits in the visitor center as well as a pretty fair gift shop. The county extension office is also housed at the visitor center.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

Grew up in Joplin and always like to revisit wildcat bluffs, shoal creek, and THE FALLS! Plenty of picnic areas and places to drop a fishing line.

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