#118 Great Plains Nature Center – 6232 East 29th St N
Background: While it does not seem like a traditional park. It is listed as a park on the city’s website. “The center teaches visitors about the Great Plains and history of its prairies, wildlife and plant life.” I could not find an opening date other than a September 1st, 2000 date with the grand opening of the Koch Habitat Hall.
The center is spacious and features a number of different areas that focus on the wildlife of Kansas. Most of the big animals are taxidermied while some of the smaller ones are alive.
What We Did: To be honest, Jeremy did not go to the center with me. Several years ago we visited on a warm day in August. After walking through the center and the adjacent Chisholm Creek Park we decided to start the journey to visit all the city parks.
Having a day off, I just wanted to stop by and get some pictures. The place was pretty empty so I had the hall to myself. I really enjoyed the aquarium. So relaxing to watch. I did take a special picture of the Gar, as it is Jeremy’s mom’s maiden name. Although the family spells it Garr.
One last note check out the last two pics. The exhibit cracked me up.