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Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

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Nature Center with Pond
Nature Shop

The Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center showcases the cultural history and natural resources of southeast Missouri.

The nature center features hands-on exhibits for all ages, freshwater aquariums, wildlife viewing areas, classrooms and an auditorium. Check-out a Discovery backpack for the family and explore the trails.

Explore the White Oak Trace; two miles of trails winding through oak-hickory and river cove forest ecosystems, sinkholes, and a small, man-made swamp. This includes the .25 mile asphalt-paved handicap accessible Ridgetop Trail. The grounds around the nature center feature several demonstration garden beds planted with an array of native species, specialized beds include a rain garden, sand prairie, and shade garden.

At the accessible Kid’s Fishing Pond, children younger than 16 can try their hand at fishing for a variety of species. Poles and worms are available for use at no charge.

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Tuesday   8:00 am — 5:00 pm
Wednesday   8:00 am — 5:00 pm
Thursday   8:00 am — 5:00 pm
Friday   8:00 am — 5:00 pm
Saturday   8:00 am — 5:00 pm
2289 County Park Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
No Smoking
Activities On-site
Biking / Walking Trails
Activities Within 10 Miles
Biking / Walking Trails
Casino Gaming
Historic District
Winery / Vineyard
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
General Interest Info
Gift / Souvenir Shop
Open Year-round
Wi-Fi Available
Group Policy
Advance Contact Requested
Pet Policy
Pets Are Not Allowed
Suitable For These Age Groups
Family Friendly
Types Of Payment Accepted
Personal Check