Located in southeast Springfield just west of Highway 65 off the James River Freeway (Highway 60). Follow brown direction signs to the center.
Outside - explore 79 acres of habitat including forest, glade, woodland, prairie plantings, creeks, and frontage on Lake Springfield. Eat a sack lunch in the covered pavilion. Hike nearly three miles of trails; there are six of them varying in length from 0.2 miles to two miles. Some trails are paved and stroller-friendly. View wildlife including deer, turkey, foxes, mink, muskrat, turtles, frogs, insects, and more than 170 species of birds.Inside - experience the multi-sensory, self-guided exhibit area. Attend one of the many public programs, guided hikes, special events, workshops, or videos offered at the Nature Center.
· The Springfield Conservation Nature Center TRAILS will be CLOSED Saturday, December 10, through Monday, December 12, for a managed archery deer hunt. The nature center building will be open Saturday from 8am-5pm. For more information, call 417/888-4237.
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