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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Gorgeous Natural Setting!
Reviewed By Cynthia L August 2018

The Shaw Nature Preserve is a wonderful place to hike, run or stroll. It is carefully managed by controlled burns, judicious mowing, and extensive planting of native flora, yielding an experience...

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Fun outing with the kids
Reviewed By heather g July 2018

A really cool nature play area for the kids is just a short walk from the entrance. My kids loved going through the trees. We brought a picnic and had a fun time. While you’re in the area head on...

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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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