Prairie Heritage Center


The Prairie Heritage Center is a great place to learn about prairie history, hike the trails, and engage in bird and wildlife watching.

The purpose of the Prairie Heritage Center is to provide environmental education as it relates to the prairie and the county, to preserve and protect our prairie heritage, and to encourage economic development with regards to recreation and historic exploration. Every season of the year is a great one on the prairie!

The Prairie Heritage Center opened its doors to the public on November 28, 2006. Over 100,000 people have visited the center since that time. They have come from all 50 states and over 26 foreign countries.

It is a great place to enjoy educational and interactive displays, hike the trails, savor the wildflowers, and engage in bird and wildlife watching. Visit the Prairie Heritage Center and check out all the things to do!

4.9 miles of Walking Trails Available

Trails Map 10-5-22

Red-Cemetery Loop - 1.0 mile

Pink-Trail Connection - 0.2 mile

Blue-Outer Loop - 1.2 mile

Yellow-River Loop - 0.5 mile

Purple-Waterman Wildlife North - 0.75 mile

Green-Waterman Wildlife South - 0.9 mile

White-Observation platform - 0.1 mile

White-Experience Trail - 0.75 mile