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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Nature is glorious
Reviewed By Kathy D October 2019

I have been a member of the Missouri Botanical Garden for 30 years. Yet somehow, I never came here before today, ... and that was on a whim as I drove along the interstate highway. I wasn't dressed...

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Don't miss their annual wild flower, native plant sale
Reviewed By Marian M May 2019

As a member of the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Nature Reserve has a member preview day for their annual sale of native plants and wild flowers. We attended for the first time and were amazed. It...

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Beautiful and Wonderful Place YEAR ROUND
Reviewed By Hester725 April 2019

This was one of the best places to hike in the area until this Winter when they decided to close at 5 (use to be 1/2 after dark) from September to March, so basically making we who have to work find...

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