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Pioneer Park Nature Center

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Really wonderful experience

My family had an incredible time. We are from the East coast and it was such a pleasure to be... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kristi S
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Beautiful park, nice nature trails, excellent picnic areas

This park is large, has areas of pine woods, prairies, lakes, and ponds. Excellent walking (and... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Ames, Iowa
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A 900-acre wildlife area that features hiking trails and other outdoor pleasures.
3201 S Coddington Ave, Lincoln, NE 68522-9212
+1 402-441-7895
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My family had an incredible time. We are from the East coast and it was such a pleasure to be introduced to the Nebraska prairie and woodlands through guided walks and the nature center. Our teen is into mushrooms and we had fun searching for...More

Thank Kristi S
Reviewed 5 September 2018

This park is large, has areas of pine woods, prairies, lakes, and ponds. Excellent walking (and equestrian) trails. A nature center and viewing area for bison. A number of pleasant picnic areas. Several bronze sculptures of a bison, an elk, and a Native American sending...More

1  Thank DMGAmes_Iowa
Reviewed 28 August 2018

A great park with tons to see and explore! You could easily spend all day here. A must-see is the nature center where there are hiking trails and live animals on display.

Thank wx4rmk
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Very large and beautiful park to walk,bike,picnic, or play on the playground. I really enjoyed the fact that with all of the tall pine trees, the trails stayed shaded.

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 27 August 2018

You'll appreciate the animals of the prairie including the snakes and the birds and the bees more if you stop in at the Nature Center. The people in the Nature Center love what they are doing and they will have answers for all of your...More

Thank deforestn
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Pioneer Park is a unique park for anyone! The Pioneer Park Nature Center is a very interactive experience for all ages. Highly recommend exploring the park and go into the Nature Center

Thank CoachTamiD
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The Nature Center is the centerpiece for this park on the outskirts of Lincoln. The park is known for its hiking trails, golf course, statuary and views of the Nebraska State Capitol building. During the early fall you can frequently see cross country events and...More

Thank Jody S
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

I wanted to stop here to see the bison but they were congregating further back when we went but we could still see them a little bit. This is a very nice park and very clean. Lots of wildlife. We took our dogs and they...More

Thank Shelby A
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Great park, friendly staff at the Visitor Center, wonderful trails for hiking and horses, lots of space for fun

1  Thank RLCZ70
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Tons of critters, miles of trails, water and bison. What more could gym oh ask for in a park? Visited it in a day when the temperature was in the mid-90's. Concrete trail from picnic area over to the nature center had nice tree coverband...More

1  Thank FamilyGuy60031
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Carol F
10 May 2018|
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Response from Jennifer R | Reviewed this property |
No, I do not believe so. We used one a few weeks ago and there was no way to sign up. Just get there early and you'll be ok.
2 August 2015|
Response from christine102262 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the park is free - and I am assuming pets are welcome since I did since one couple with a dog on a leash, but I do not know for sure if that is allowed.
Rob I
11 June 2015|
Response from Brian B | Reviewed this property |
There are non.