The Dogwood Canyon’s Education Center and Treehouse located across from the Mill are a one-of-a-kind Education Center and Treehouse featured on the Treehouse Masters, an Animal Planet TV show. The place is a kind of classroom in a treehouse to educate people about the importance of protecting, preserving and conserving the great outdoors by attending the classes of the Education Center, the Campfire Club Amphitheater and the hands-on Treehouse activities. Attending to this educational cause will let you learn more about the beauty of the Ozarks.
The Dogwood Canyon Nature Park is nestled south of Branson and spans across the Missouri-Arkansas border. The entrance to the park is located on Missouri Highway 86, about 16 miles west of U.S. Highway 65. The park now features a world-class working Mill and Restaurant, Welcome Center, Education Center, and a Treehouse built by Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters. The park will also be introducing a new Little Indian Stables. It has also miles of crystal-clear streams, ancient burial caves, dozens of waterfalls, hand-built bridges and bottomless blue-green pools. The streams in the park hold record trout, and the high meadows in the area that provide pasture for wild animals, stretch up to the Arkansas region.
There are many exciting activities and outdoor opportunities that await you in the amazing 10,000-acre park. You can choose from Self-guided Walking or Biking, Horseback Riding, Guided Tram Tours, and Trout Fishing. You also have the opportunity to select Adventure Pass and spend whole day at the park. While at Dogwood Canyon, you can have lunch at the New Canyon Grill or shop at the new general store for a wide selection of gift and souvenir items. The park is also a great place to hold reunions, weddings, and other exciting adventures such as customized tours with delectable streamside meals.
The alluring nature park in the Ozarks has been left untouched since the time of the early settlers. When Johnny Morris started to acquire parcels of Dogwood Canyon in 1990, conservation education was offered in the park and become the cornerstone for development of the wilderness in the area. The Dogwood Canyon Nature Park takes pride of its natural beauty that includes towering bluffs, creek beds, waterfalls, hand-crafted bridges and wildlife creatures such as elk, bison and whitetail deer. The park also offers Segway tours, park tours through private jeep or tram, horseback riding, hiking and biking, and trout fishing.
After Bass Pro Shops’ founder Johnny Morris acquired Dogwood Canyon, it is now managed by the Dogwood Canyon Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and protection of the canyon’s natural plant and wildlife environment. The foundation is promoting environmental consciousness through maintaining the park and providing the public with an unspoiled setting for exploration and conservation for the enjoyment of various outdoor activities. The activities offered at the park are all family friendly and professionally managed.
If you want to learn more about protecting and preserving the great outdoors in the Ozarks, visit the Dogwood Canyon’s Education Center and Treehouse in Branson.
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