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Pioneer Park Nature Center

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Address: 3201 S Coddington Ave, Lincoln, NE 68522-9212
Phone Number: +1 402-441-7895

A 900-acre wildlife area that features hiking trails and other outdoor...

A 900-acre wildlife area that features hiking trails and other outdoor pleasures.

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Would love to go back to hike or bike ride!

Definitely worth a stop especially if more time to explore and walk or bike ride. There was a nature area as well. We drove around and saw some neat statutes and views.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
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Friendswood, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely an interesting place to take the kids to get out. Though it was a bit smaller than we had expected. The bison were really neat to see but the deer was not really out and about. The albino snake was a bit creepy.

Thank Brian C
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242 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth a stop especially if more time to explore and walk or bike ride. There was a nature area as well. We drove around and saw some neat statutes and views.

Thank kkr67
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This part is a great place to experience nature with family, kids, or solo. There is something there for everyone and I literally have enjoyed going there since a small child and have many memories of this place. If you are looking for a calm but enjoyable venture then definitely explore PPNC!

Thank Cooperstar
Lincoln, Nebraska
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This park has so much to do! We love to go out and go to the nature centers. They have recently updated the walkway to the nature center along the walking trails. This center has more animals and the naturalist that is there is so full of great information. They have snakes, turtles, owls and frogs. It also has a... More 

Thank Dani S
Aliso Viejo, California
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409 reviews
171 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We came here in college frequently. I came here recently with my dog and walked around and enjoyed the lakes and sculptures.

Thank CaribbeanFan79
Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Beautiful park that offers different options of entertainment. There is an educational building which is great for kids, animals to see, and numerous paths to walk on. A very nice place to spend a few hours.

Thank Michelle D
Omaha, Nebraska
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We attended a concert at the amphitheater inside the park (which was a great experience in and of itself) but I can't wait to go back to explore the park a bit more! The hiking trails looked amazing.

Thank Shauna S
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68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Actually, it's Pioneers Park. There are several buildings on the grounds where there are exhibits and volunteers to explain the flora and fauna and the insects. Elk, bison and other animals stroll the grounds. Great place to hike or ride a bike.

Thank Bill M
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

My children and I love to go to Pioneers Park and Nature Center. There are so many animals to see, Bison, antelope, turtles,birds, snakes, owls,eagles, ducks,more! You can touch some of the animals. There are volunteer naturalists to answer your questions and care for the animals.The hands on activities are fun. There are classes and festivals there from time to... More 

Thank Dorothy J
Storm Lake, Iowa
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64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

After reading great reviews, we were anticipating a fun experience. It did not live up to what people were saying about it! Driving around the area was pleasant. Once we went into the Visitor's Center, the staff was somewhat helpful. They provided us with a small map. However, they did point out that there were quite a few spots under... More 

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