Tag Archive: Nature Center

Jan 28

Flint Hills Discovery Center – Manhattan, Kansas

At first glance the Plains do not seem like much.  Heck after a second and much longer glance it can still seem devoid of eye catching beauty.  However, a visit to the Flint Hills Discover Center will quickly cause you to reconsider.  As we learned at the history center the Plains are a robust ecosystem …

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Jan 03

Prairie Park Nature Center: Lawrence, Kansas

Our girls loved the Prairie Park Nature Center in Lawrence, Kansas.  After taking them to the Booth Family Hall of Athletics, KU Hall of Fame, we thought it would be nice to take them to something a little bit more their speed.  Prairie Park Nature Center hit it out of the park for our kids.  …

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Jun 20

Great Plains Nature Center: Wichita


Great Plains Nature Center is located in Wichita’s Chisholm Creek Park.   It is a great free attraction in Kansas.  Since there was no cost we figured it would be a wonderful opportunity to get out and stretch our legs during our road trip.  It was.  Great Plains Nature Center is one of the best of …

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Dec 14

Children’s Nature Center


It was slim pickings for animal attractions as were traveling through Western Colorado.  Luckily for us the Children’s Nature Center in Fruita was there.  Our 3 year old can’t get enough when it comes to animals.  Small…big… it does not matter she loves it.  So when she overhead Karen and I talking about the possibility …

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Dec 03

Rio Grande Nature Center State Park


The Rio Grande Nature Center State Park is a nice little oasis in Albuquerque New Mexico.  It provides its visitors access to the Paseo del Bosque trail, a 16-mile bike trail that follows the Rio Grande.  Besides its easy on and off access to the trail, the Rio Grande Nature Center is a good place to …

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Sep 12

Mary K. Oxley Nature Center – Tulsa

Marshy Area

Mary K. Oxley Nature Center was a last minute decision for us while we were in Tulsa.  Karen and I knew we wanted to see the Tulsa Zoo, and knew we had to go to Mohawk Park to see it, but we were not familiar with the Mary K. Oxley Nature Center.  I am glad …

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Sep 05

Martin Park Nature Center- A natural gem in Oklahoma City

The Creek Runs Through It

Martin Park Nature Center is a wonderful place to enjoy a bit of nature while not having to leave the Oklahoma City area.  It is fun and one of the best parts is that it is free.  The park does a great job creating a place to learn about the nature that can be found …

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