New Visitor Center
When you reach the site, turn left into our new parking area to begin your visit. The new facility has restrooms, water fountains, a short orientation film, Jr. Ranger activities, temporary exhibits, and friendly rangers to help make your experience a good one. Welcome everyone.
After entering the breezeway of the new facility, the visitor center is the building on the left with the entry way at the back. The photo to the left shows the visitor center door. See Operating Hours and Seasons page for schedule.
Enjoy a nice breeze and benches, while looking out over the prairie and waiting for one of our bus tours. Bus tours leave from the new visitor center. Reservations for the bus tours are available inside at the information desk. Visit the Bus Tour page for schedule.
Did You Know?
A single blade of big bluestem might have a root system descending over 8 feet underground. This is deep enough so that the plant will emerge in the spring even without rainfall. Big bluestem grows abundantly on the Southwind Nature Trail.