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The Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center

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Address: 201 West Riviera Drive, Suite A, Joplin, MO 64804
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+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 place ot visit.

Excellent but small visitors center, plenty of trails to walk thru the chert glades. Abundance of native trees and grasses, wildlife and clean air.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 May 2016
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Joplin, Missouri
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Joplin, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Excellent but small visitors center, plenty of trails to walk thru the chert glades. Abundance of native trees and grasses, wildlife and clean air.

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Joplin, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Wildcat Glades and the Audobon center is a great outing if you are locals or want have family and town and want to entertain cheaply. My husband and I walk the trail often. There are two ways you can do the trail. You can begin down by the low water bridge and walk to audobon center or you can begin... More 

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Strafford, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

My husband (age 50), great-nephew (age 7) and myself (age 60) truely enjoyed the St. John's trail. It was fairly easy for a person who uses a cane to walk. True I had to watch my step and it was a small rock pathway but it is doable if you take your time. There are several benches along the trail... More 

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Breezy Point, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Although we were there in March and the weather was cool, there was enough inside to make the stop interesting and worthwhile. We would love to visit when all the foliage is in bloom.

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Bentonville, Arkansas, United States
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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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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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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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