"In restoring the prairie grasslands the ultimate aim is to approach as near the original as possible. How near the original we can come is not known. But it would seem desirable to make an effort early in the program to restore some of the more prominent spring, summer and fall flowers to show a part of Nature which no doubt gave some cheer to the first settlers."
--Adolph Murie, 1940
The natural areas at Homestead National Monument of America offer a window to the past, a place for exploration and reflection, and a valuable arena for scientific research. Located in southeast Nebraska amidst vast agricultural fields, the park preserves the landscape as it was encountered by early settlers. Escape into nature and hike, picnic, birdwatch, and more. The rare presence of tallgrass prairie, woodland, and creek ecosystems presents an opportunity to learn about a diverse range of habitats and species.