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Prairie State Park

128 NW 150th Ln, Mindenmines, MO 64769
(417) 843-6711
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Type: State Parks
Owner description: Tallgrass prairies once covered more than a third of Missouri; today, less than one percent remains, much of it preserved at Prairie State Park.... more » Owner description: Tallgrass prairies once covered more than a third of Missouri; today, less than one percent remains, much of it preserved at Prairie State Park. Visitors to the park see panoramic vistas of swaying grass and ever-changing wildflowers. They also may spot an elk or the park’s resident bison herd. The park’s visitor center offers exhibits and interpretive programs designed to inform visitors about the special place. « less
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This campground was not good for young children, we love to camp but this place was scary,there was a howling at night like a pack of hyenas. I am a camper but never heard noises like that before. YIKES!!

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Lyme, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This is a good place if you want to experience what our ancestors saw as they first explored the Great Plains (there aren't many such places left!). Once out on the trails, with nothing but prairie in sight, it is easy to imagine yourself in the "sea of grass" that early travelers spoke of. If hiking, check in at the... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

My husband and I wanted to break in our new hiking shoes so we drove down to Prairie State Park. We stopped at the Nature Center before heading out. The Nature Center is small but very informative and has lots of educational materials inside! We didn't notice at the time, but there was a bison sitting right outside their big... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I didn't get to spend a lot of time here, but I did take the bison hike led by a park naturalist and it was really interesting, fun, informative - everything I could hope for. Very nice, helpful staff, and while we were looking for bison we got some lessons on wildflowers and prairies, as well. The hike took about... More

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Brunswick, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Wasn't really much to see. The elk are out in another section so you can't see them. The bison were roaming so it was luck of the draw..we did see one next to the raod. There is a small visitor center with nice workers and a little to see. Would not drive out of the way for this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

It is a different feeling to be out on the prairie with Buffalo roaming and the wind. I was surprised to hear the wind and the birds and the silence. At first I was just amazed. The State park building is low and fits into the place. You can see fences at some points but they seem to disappear. I... More

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