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The Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center

#2 of 23 things to do in Joplin Features Animals
201 West Riviera Drive, Suite A, Joplin, MO 64804-5637
+1 417-782-6287
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What a Lovely Place

Hi Folks, My wife and I were just passing through the area and had time on our hands. We found this... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2016
Hamden, Connecticut
Great place ot visit.

Excellent but small visitors center, plenty of trails to walk thru the chert glades. Abundance of... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2016
Greg B
Joplin, Missouri
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Conservation area south of Joplin, Mo with extensive walking trails, museum, and wildlife programs & activities.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“great place” (12 reviews)
201 West Riviera Drive, Suite A, Joplin, MO 64804-5637
+1 417-782-6287
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

Hi Folks, My wife and I were just passing through the area and had time on our hands. We found this by accident.What a charming place. It had lovely exhibits and excellent trails and above all, for us, bird feeders and lots of local birds....More

1  Thank OldeBear
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.

Thank Greg B
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...More

Thank counsel42
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...More

2  Thank WJG00dman
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.

Thank James C
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...More

1  Thank Bradley W
Reviewed 26 March 2016

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

Thank crzynrs2016
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

Thank Dan L
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...More

Thank grandma80401
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...More

Thank HaveNikonWillTravel
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Lizzie D
Are small dogs on leash allowed to walk paths & trails outside?
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
Is this handicap friendly? Would a person with COPD and using a walker enjoy themselves? Do you have wheel chairs for guest at your location
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.