The Springfield Conservation Nature Center provides free conservation educational activities for all ages. They have nature exhibits, programs, a nature-related gift shop, and you can pick up free conservation brochures. There are also three miles of hiking trails through a variety of natural communities.
In addition, you can purchase hunting and fishing permits here as well.
It's really a great gem in the south part of the city, and easy to get to from Highway 65. Definitely check this wonderful place out if you are a nature lover.