Shaw Nature Reserve

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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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Exceptional beauty
Reviewed By Michael K May 2018

This "hidden" gem is located just west of St. Louis in Gray Summit MO. It is part of the Missouri Botanical Garden family. Lots of walking trails of all types. Great views and spectacular flowers.

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Beautiful spot for a walk on a perfect spring day
Reviewed By Jeannie A April 2018

This a such a beautiful place for a short stroll a medium walk or a long hike any time of year but Saturday the weather was perfect for it and all the wild flowers and flowering trees made it a day...

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Great springtime fun
Reviewed By Joseph R April 2018

There’s tons of good spots to grab pictures with the family. A few fun historical and ecological placards of info are scattered about as well.

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