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Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve

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Nature, trails, wildlife and homestead - Wonderful outdoor experience

Adam's Nature Preserve is 1,500 acres of land west of McCook Lake off of I-29 in North Sioux City... read more

Reviewed December 5, 2017
Plano, Texas
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I visited to get in a run and found it was a gem. It was a large farm owned and operated by the... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2016
Smyrna, Tennessee, United States
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272 Westshore Drive, McCook Lake, SD 57049
+1 605-232-0873
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Reviewed December 5, 2017

Adam's Nature Preserve is 1,500 acres of land west of McCook Lake off of I-29 in North Sioux City. An oxbow of the Missouri River was left behind in this plat of land forming Mud Lake. Ten miles of gravel trails have been cut through...More

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Reviewed October 7, 2016

I visited to get in a run and found it was a gem. It was a large farm owned and operated by the Adams family for over a hundred years. Beautiful spot to visit. See the homestead, bike, walk, enjoy.

1  Thank RegularTraveler_13
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Adams Homestead has an interesting visitor center and monthly activities. The homestead is set back away from the road and is easily accessible by path. The schoolhouse, church, and other parts of the homestead are well preserved. Well worth the stop, very pretty area.

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Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

My family visits the nature preserve frequently. Good walking trails. The employees are very helpful. We take our niece and nephew to feed the donkey and the goats.

Thank Rob S
Reviewed June 27, 2015

This state park, which is free, is situated on 1500 acres along the Missouri River (take I-29 to exit 4 follow the signs west one mile then south one half mile). The granddaughters of Stephen Adams, the original homesteader in the 1870s, donated the land...More

1  Thank Joan W
Reviewed January 2, 2015

My husband and I have enjoyed several hikes and bike rides here in the past few years and I keep forgetting to review it. It is a nice gravel path and mostly flat--with prairie, woods, water (ponds and river) and bison on the one edge...More

Thank Kathy N
Reviewed August 25, 2013

This preserve is full of variety: prairie, cottonwood forest, wetlands and river. Several miles of mostly flat, crushed limestone trail make it great for hiking, running or biking in almost any weather or season. There is a nice visitor center with a small picnic shelter...More

Thank jnobz
Reviewed February 25, 2012

Adams Homestead is a hidden treasure - The facility includes a nice picnic shelter, native prairie, lots of wildlife and 8 miles of well maintained crushed limestone trail as well as a nice meeting room and display area. The trails are easily explored by bicycle....More

2  Thank BikeHawk
Reviewed October 16, 2010

The Adams Nature Preserve is a wonderful natural area along the Missouri River. There are 15 miles or so of well kept rails for biking and hiking that wander through wetlands, grasslands, a cottonwood forest and along the Missouri river. The best part is that...More

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