Shaw Nature Reserve

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  • 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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Visit in April or May for Maximum wild flower blooms
Reviewed By Mary Jo K April 2017

I was recently in Washington Missouri for a wedding and was excited to see that we could hit Shaw Nature Preserve on our way back to St Louis. We visited the weekend of April 22 and there were tons...

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Great Trails and Drive Through
Reviewed By LetsRide94 April 2017

Whether driving through or hiking through this is well worth the look see. Great for long or short hikes. The trails are very well maintained. I love all the flowers in spring.

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Very pleasant place to wander and hike
Reviewed By stulimom April 2017

We went with the family including grandkids to this preserve which is part of the Missouri Botanical Garden but in another town about 25 minutes away. We enjoyed just hiking along their path and...

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