Explore extremely rare Chert Glades - only found on 60 acres in the world. Wildcat Glades is home to almost half of that acreage and is dedicated to the preservation and conservation of this special habitat.


Hours

March - October: Tue - Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 1 - 5 p.m.
November - February: Tue - Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The nature center is closed on Sundays (seasonally), Mondays, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day through the day after, Christmas Eve and Christmas Da

Contact Information

201 Riviera Drive
Joplin, MO 64804
Phone: 417-782-6287
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Location Type

Kid-friendly
Natural Area

Site Info

Parking
Restroom
Wheelchair
Giftshop
Parking
Restrooms
Staffed
Wheel Chair Accessible

Though this site is outside of the borders of Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area, its stories connect with heritage area themes and stories.

The Audubon Center is a program of Audubon Missouri in partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation and the City of Joplin. It is a facility unlike any other in the Four State area.

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