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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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There's a lot to do

The wildcat glades area is very fun, I live within a 5 minute walking distance from the trail that... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2016
Joplin, Missouri
via mobile
Nature walk

Me and my family love walking the trails and looking at all the wildlife as we are getting our... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2016
Jonathan C
via mobile
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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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201 West Riviera Drive, Suite A, Joplin, MO 64804-5637
+1 417-782-6287
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The wildcat glades area is very fun, I live within a 5 minute walking distance from the trail that starts at low water bridge, then I take that trail to Wildcat glades. The trails are safe and clean, and the Audubon center is beautiful. There...More

1  Thank Haba1ba
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Me and my family love walking the trails and looking at all the wildlife as we are getting our exercise and enjoying the nature

3  Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

With four kids, I love to come here to romp around on the trails, explore nature, and learn in the nature center. Those things are all free and open to the public. The nature center has a bathroom and water fountain. Some trails are stroller...More

1  Thank Melisha M
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Trails with a lot of close undergrowth. Possibility of snakes. Those not concerned with that would probably enjoy it very much.

Thank Lee G
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This place is beautiful. It is right on the river and has a beautiful hiking trails. Great for young kids and teenagers too. Also, there are great exhibits inside you can check out if you get hot on the trail! Great place to get your...More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Natural local fauna and flora at its best. Located next to and around Shoal Creek the trails are worth visiting each and every season....may not be wheel chair accessible on some portions of the trails....However the museum/educational complex is worth the trip alone!!

Thank Olaf H
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I love that Joplin has gotten on board with conservation. The exhibits are great for young kids and for first time visitors. I think it is wonderful how so much of the area has dedication memorials all around the facility. The heat and our health...More

1  Thank Roger M
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The actual center and building are a bit dull but that's ok, that's not why you're there. Wildcat Glades is the home of a very well maintained trail that is a great representation of natural Ozark beauty. One smaller trail and one expansive trail, taking...More

Thank Heath R
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Whether its birds or other wildlife you are sure to experience here. Cheap, fun and great for family exercise.

Thank Travis J G
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I went with my family, myself and teens. There was several different length hiking trails to choose. We chose a longer one. Great views of shoal creek, the cliffs, and nature in general. It was a great way to spend the afternoon.

1  Thank Jackie B
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Lizzie D
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
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.