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Great Plains Nature Center

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6232 E 29th St N, Wichita, KS 67220-2200
+1 316-683-5499
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Very nice place for a nature walk

Went on a Saturday with twin grandsons and they had a special viewing of Kansas native small... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hatso
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Wichita, Kansas
Lovely place to go for walks in Wichita.

Beautiful paths through prairie-like areas, near ponds, good opportunity to see herons, ducks... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
George A. P
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A Kansas wildlife habitat in the city. Bird watching. Paved hiking trails. Discovery programs. Indoor wildlife observatory. Connecting people with nature. The Great Plains Nature Center is a cooperative partnership between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, and the City of Wichita Parks and Recreation Department. Together with the Friends of the Great Plains Nature Center (a 501(c)(3) organization), GPNC provides nature experiences to the community. Visit us to check out the Koch Habitat Hall exhibits with your grandchildren. Stop in for quiet reflection in the Bob Gress Wildlife Observatory. Or, pick up a Kansas critter memento in the Owl's Nest Gift Shop.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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6232 E 29th St N, Wichita, KS 67220-2200
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+1 316-683-5499
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a Saturday with twin grandsons and they had a special viewing of Kansas native small wildlife. The boys loved it. They got to hold snakes, frogs, turtles and see a beaver and hawks. Was a good way to spend a Saturday morning.

Thank Hatso
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Beautiful paths through prairie-like areas, near ponds, good opportunity to see herons, ducks, turtles, and deer.

Thank George A. P
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

We (Myself and Husband) walk here with our two children (2 and 3) and they love it!! Lots of areas to run and walk! Many different paths to choose from and each path is a different distance, so you can definitely choose how long you...More

Thank Bethany C
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

I went there because I had heard there was beautiful walking paths and they were right. I didn't go into the visitors center. Only complaint I have is the only trail maps there are at the entrance at the nature center and the entrance from...More

1  Thank Staci R
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

The trails are well marked, and the visitors centre provided a handy map on options to take and the associated length. It was very peaceful. There were families and joggers around on the smaller loops. On the bigger loops though, there aren't that many people...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

I was surprised by this place. It has miles of trails running through acres and acres of preserved land in an area surrounded by development. It is clean and well maintained and a great place to go on that walk (or jog) that you've been...More

Thank U4673GOjh
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Great Plains Nature Center offers great programs for kids about all kinds of nature topics. Have to see the snake & reptile collection and view the traveling exhibits of habitats and animals. Offers big auditorium with stadium seating for big crowds ... Is home to...More

1  Thank Christine S
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Went to get Senior pass and it looked so good I returned to walk the paths. They are well marked as to the distance you would like to walk, beautiful land, great paths.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

The Center, run by a hybrid of City of Wichita, state, and local groups, set up the Center in the 1980's, I believe. It has miles of hiking trails that wind through new prairie grasses, ponds, and meadows. The trails are paved, but not in...More

Thank JudyBethesda
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

This place is HUGE. I have hiked here several times and brought friends, and I feel like I'm always discovering a new niche to the place. In some areas there are open gold fields, and in others shady groves of trees, a boardwalk over a...More

Thank ShanViolin
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DDGE
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Response from U4673GOjh | Reviewed this property |
Per their website there is no admission charge. They are closed Sundays and Holidays.
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hunterrhonda
26 November 2016|
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Response from Bethany C | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely NOT! I see people bring their animals, however this is a safe haven for wild animals of Kansas to thrive and feel comfortable.
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kwilli222016
8 August 2016|
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Response from Veronica K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have great bike trails.
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