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The Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center

#2 of 24 things to do in Joplin Features Animals
201 West Riviera Drive, Suite A, Joplin, MO 64804-5637
+1 417-782-6287
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Afternoon Outing

I love it out at the Wildcat Glades! Good place for the family or by yourself. It's great for a... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2016
Short but sweet

Very clean and nice facility! The indoor public space is small but the staff are very friendly and... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2016
Kansas City, 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%
  • Terrible0%
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“great place” (12 reviews)
201 West Riviera Drive, Suite A, Joplin, MO 64804-5637
+1 417-782-6287
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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 27 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 22 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 16 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
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Although we were there in March and the weather was cool, there was enough inside to make the stop interesting and worthwhile. We would love to visit when all the foliage is in bloom.

Thank James C
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

We stopped in not knowing what to expect and between the numerous animals on exhibit in the Audubon Center including a newly added American Kestrel, along with a host of turtles, fish, snakes, and a bunny, we were thoroughly impressed. The 3 year old couldn't...More

1  Thank Bradley W
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Unique, fresh perspective on our daily interactions with our environment. Friendly staff, well maintained.

Thank crzynrs2016
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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.