Homestead National Monument of America provides many opportunities to experience the outdoors as our forefathers found it, hosting the second oldest restored tallgrass prairie in the nation.
The 244-acre monument abounds with plant and animal life rarely seen all in one place. The prairie is alive with varied plants and grasses providing refuge to many species of animals. The park also includes a large woodland area with a creek meandering through it, which is habitat for a large variety of wildlife. Many scenic views can be seen while walking the extensive trail system enables numerous activities in this special environment.
Did You Know?
While plowing 1 acre of ground, the homesteader walked 10 miles. So to plow the required 10 acres for his homestead, the homesteader had to walk a minimum of 100 miles. -- Homestead National Monument of America