Shaw Nature Reserve

  • Attractions
  • South/Southwest
  • Southwest


Twenty-four hundred acres of natural Ozark landscape with 1.5 miles of Meramec River frontage and a diversity of native plant and animal habitats. Ponds, prairies, woodlands, wild flowers and hiking trails. Adults, $5; seniors 65-plus, $3; children 12 and under, free.

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Serenity Now!
Reviewed By Miguel A July 2016

One of my favorite places to hike in the summer and winter, watch migrating birds in the spring and fall. There are so many unique educational programs that are offered throughout the year. It truly...

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Nature lovers paradise
Reviewed By David W April 2016

Not a lot of things to do but if you like hiking and seeing a wide variety of plants..flowers and nature...this is the place to go. Reserve is kept very clean and the whole area is very quiet and...

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Not worth paying to see
Reviewed By brymilChicago August 2016

Perhaps it was the time of year that I visited (August), but I was pretty disappointed. There is nothing here that you cannot find for free in many of MO's beautiful parks. Note that they close...

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