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Springfield Conservation Nature Center

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Springfield Conservation Nature Center Exhibits
Springfield Conservation Nature Center Trail
Springfield Conservation Nature Center Wildlife Viewing
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This 79-acre slice of the Ozarks outdoors, within the city limits of Springfield, is a place to connect with nature and learn the importance of conservation. Enjoy: three miles of walking trails; educational and informative programs and events; nature and conservation exhibits.

The Visitor Center features an information desk, where visitors learn about the facility and its schedule of programs. Hunting and fishing permits are sold. The building includes a self-guided exhibit area, a gift shop, a 150-seat auditorium, classrooms and restrooms.

The grounds include a covered picnic area. There is pull-through bus and RV parking. Camping, hunting and fishing are not allowed on the grounds.

Trails open daily: March-Oct., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Nov.-Feb., 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Bicycles and motorized vehicles are not allowed. Jogging is allowed only during specific hours.

The Visitor Center is closed on all official state holidays.

The trails are closed on January 1, Thanksgiving, and December 25.

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4601 S. Nature Center Way
Springfield, MO 65804

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
General Interest Info
Open Year-round
Pet Policy
Pets Are Not Allowed