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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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Great Outdoors

Great collaboration between governments and Audobon. Wonderful trail and wildlife viewing. The... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
via mobile
Nice Find

In town on business for a day and was looking for a place to walk/hike. This was certainly a great... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2017
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Conservation area south of Joplin, Mo with extensive walking trails, museum, and wildlife programs & activities.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“nature center” (13 reviews)
“shoal creek” (14 reviews)
201 West Riviera Drive, Suite A, Joplin, MO 64804-5637
+1 417-782-6287
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great collaboration between governments and Audobon. Wonderful trail and wildlife viewing. The interactive displays and variety are good for all ages.

1  Thank ApCatsbyJones
Reviewed 13 January 2017

In town on business for a day and was looking for a place to walk/hike. This was certainly a great find. I decided to do the entire loop, i.e. from the Nature center, over to the the Redings Mills bridge, across the river, to the...More

3  Thank NiuhTravelers
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Wildcat Glades has a very nice Audubon Center with gift shop, great wildlife displays and information about the local plants, animals, trees, etc. There are great hiking trails and beautiful scenery! There is picnic areas and the whole place is great for families with kids!

2  Thank Steve H
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Wildcat Glades has lots of events throughout the year for various age groups. There's also many walking trails as well. Our favorite event is the water festival in August with the duck and cardboard boat races.Any time we go there are lots of small wildlife...More

1  Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The wildcat glades area is very fun, I live within a 5 minute walking distance from the trail that starts at low water bridge, then I take that trail to Wildcat glades. The trails are safe and clean, and the Audubon center is beautiful. There...More

1  Thank Haba1ba
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Me and my family love walking the trails and looking at all the wildlife as we are getting our exercise and enjoying the nature

3  Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

With four kids, I love to come here to romp around on the trails, explore nature, and learn in the nature center. Those things are all free and open to the public. The nature center has a bathroom and water fountain. Some trails are stroller...More

1  Thank Melisha M
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Trails with a lot of close undergrowth. Possibility of snakes. Those not concerned with that would probably enjoy it very much.

Thank Lee G
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This place is beautiful. It is right on the river and has a beautiful hiking trails. Great for young kids and teenagers too. Also, there are great exhibits inside you can check out if you get hot on the trail! Great place to get your...More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Natural local fauna and flora at its best. Located next to and around Shoal Creek the trails are worth visiting each and every season....may not be wheel chair accessible on some portions of the trails....However the museum/educational complex is worth the trip alone!!

Thank Olaf H
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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.
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.