Get out in nature! Hike over two miles of trails through sweeping tallgrass prairie and quiet bur oak woodland. The 100 acres of tallgrass prairie at Homestead National Monument of America has been restored to present the landscape that greeted the early homesteader. Along with this unique landscape you will be able to discover the plants and animals that once covered the vast central plains of the United States. Explore this rare ecosystem and get a glimpse of what early homesteaders saw when they arrived on the prairie. While hiking the trails of the tallgrass prairie, stop and visit the newly build Prairie Plaza! The Plaza allows visitors to stand above the tallgrass and really see over the prairie, while also taking a rest.