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SPECIAL NATURE SANCTUARIES


ERNIE MILLER NATURE PARK     169         
909 N. 7 Highway
Olathe, KS
913-764-7759
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm
Sunday, 1pm-5pm; Closed Monday
Nature trails open Dawn to Dusk

Ernie Miller park is a 113-acre naturalistic park that is a peaceful getaway from the hustle of daily life. Throughout the park, trails weave in and out of woodlands, over and alongside creeks, and across meadows. The Center provides an opportunity for learning, understanding, and admiring nature's ever-changing ways. The Center contains displays, live animals, and Nature's Corner Gift Shop.

MAPLE WOODS NATURE RESERVE     170         
76th and North Wabash
Kansas City, MO
816-436-2200
HOURS; Open daylight hours year-around
Leisurely enjoy 39 acres of one of the largest virgin maple forests, a wildlife habitat and six miles of nature trails.

MARTHA LaFITE THOMPSON NATURE SANCTUARY    171         
407 North LaFrenze Road
Liberty, MO
816-781-8598
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Trails open daily, 8:30am-Sunset,
Nature Center, Tues-Sat, 9am-5pm
Sunday, 1pm-5pm; Closed Monday

The Nature Sanctuary has a wide variety of natural habitats represented within its boundaries. North Missouri habitats represented include hardwood forest, old-field succession, open meadow, limestone glen, marsh, pond, creek, and restored prairie. The Nature Center is a focal point of the site and has displays and exhibits which explain much of the natural history of the area.

PRAIRIE CENTER, THE    172         
26325 W. 135th Street
Olathe, KS
913-856-8832
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Daily Dawn to Dusk

A unique look at the natural history of the tall grass prairie. There are 300 acres of native tall grass, 7 ponds, a 5 acre lake, primitive camp sites, buffalo wallows, fishing, cross-country skiing and a variety of educational programs. Enjoy a self-guided tour on miles of nature trails.




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