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.

TripAdvisor Rating

66 Reviews | Write a Review
Worth the drivei
Reviewed By cherylbl November 2019

An interesting nature reserve. Be sure to spend time touring the bascom house with a docent. Fascinating history. Lots of conservation materials available throughout.

Full Review
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...

Full Review
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...

Full Review

Search Other Partner Listings

Shop See & Do Dining & Nightlife Stay
× SEE & DO DINING & NIGHTLIFE SHOP STAY 25 THINGS TO DO NEIGHBORHOODS ITINERARIES DAY TRIPS