Springfield Conservation Nature Center

4601 S. Nature Center Way
Springfield, MO 65804- Map It
(417) 888-4237

AAA Editor Notes

Springfield Conservation Nature Center is off US 65 exit US 60W, then .7 mi. following signs to 4601 S. Nature Center Way. Among 80 acres of forest, fields and creeks along Lake Springfield, the visitor center has natural history exhibits and offers hunting and fishing permits. Along the nearly 3 miles of trails visitors can spot deer, raccoons, turtles and other wildlife. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Free.
Hours: Grounds open daily 8-8, Mar.-Oct.; 8-6, rest of year. Visitor center open Tues.-Sat. 8-5, Sun. noon-5, Mar.-Oct.; Tues.-Sat. 8-5, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas.