5 Best Nature Centers in Kansas!

Escaping to the great outdoors is good for the body and the mind. Discover the beauty and serenity of the Jayhawker State with a visit to one of these five majestic nature centers.

Great Plains Nature Center, Wichita, KS

This location is a hot spot for outdoor exploration and adventure. From hiking trails to educational programs, the Great Plains Nature Center makes sure every visitor has an unforgettable experience. Come explore the great outdoors and learn something new.

Ernie Miller Park & Nature Center, Olathe, KS

Ernie Miller Park and Nature Center offers a peaceful escape from the urban grind. Take in the native wildlife and explore the three miles of hiking trails, from prairies to forests and rivers. Find your own piece of paradise at Ernie Miller Park and Nature Center—a place perfect for family adventures!

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Strong City, KS

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Strong City, KS Home to some of the last untouched pieces of tallgrass prairie, this majestic wildscape is the heart of a national preserve. Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is an oasis where you can experience the wonders of the prairie.

Prairie Park Nature Center, Lawrence, KS

Prairie Park Nature Center is a 100-acre paradise, offering unparalleled opportunities to explore and discover. This picturesque preserve allows nature lovers to explore a variety of wetland, woodland, and prairie habitats, as well as a five-acre lake. Come be one with nature in this wild and wonderful outdoor playground.

Chaplin Nature Center, Arkansas City, KS

Chaplin Nature Center is a 230-acre preserve brimming with fun and educational activities for all ages. Explore the pastoral trails, meet the many wildlife inhabitants, and receive expert guidance from the center's full-time naturalist. For decades, the Center has been dedicated to education and conservation; come and see it for yourself.

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