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The Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center

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201 West Riviera Drive, Suite A, Joplin, MO 64804-5637
+1 417-782-6287
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Hidden, natural gem of Joplin, Mo

A very nice place to stretch your legs after getting off the highway. A true hidden gem of Joplin... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
Beautiful, quiet and educational

I went on a family outing here with my 4 kids, ages: 9, 6, 6, and 1. The center is beautifully... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2016
Melisha M
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%
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“great place” (13 reviews)
201 West Riviera Drive, Suite A, Joplin, MO 64804-5637
+1 417-782-6287
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

A very nice place to stretch your legs after getting off the highway. A true hidden gem of Joplin, MO. There are beautiful and educational center, gardens, and almost 4 miles of walking trails of various difficulty levels (easy and wheelchair accessible all the way...More

Thank MrsJedi13
Reviewed 14 July 2016

I went on a family outing here with my 4 kids, ages: 9, 6, 6, and 1. The center is beautifully kept, there are a variety of trails to choose from, nice parking area, and engaging nature center. The nature center was designed with kids...More

Thank Melisha M
Reviewed 1 July 2016

A relatively small but informative exhibit of surrounding plant and wildlife in an indoor facility. This Audubon Society / Missouri Extension Division property exists to protect Wildcat Glade. Scenic trails take you around the glade and along a river. It's a walk in the woods...More

Thank RebecaEleria
Reviewed 24 June 2016

I love it out at the Wildcat Glades! Good place for the family or by yourself. It's great for a walk or time by the water or even a picnic.

Thank CWilson27
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Very clean and nice facility! The indoor public space is small but the staff are very friendly and helpful, and we enjoyed Trevor (rabbit), the new kestrel, snakes, turtles, tarantulas and exhibits. Our visit was brief with a short trail walk in the beautiful outdoor...More

Thank isslg
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

I loved my visit to Wildcat Glades. The trails are open from dawn to dusk so even though I got there right before the visitor center closed, I still got to enjoy some time on the trails. I walked several trails that included a paved...More

Thank jenhaddock
Reviewed 19 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 15 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 18 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
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Lizzie D
4 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
14 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.