Children running up a hill on a visit to a Minnesota prairie.
You can visit public lands across the state to see, smell, feel and hear native prairies and prairie restorations. We have selected some that we think you might enjoy, and hope you take some time to discover the prairie. Use the map below to find public lands where you can visit native prairies and prairie restorations.
Are you interested in visiting another prairie near you? Visit the DNR's recreation compass for a comprehensive list of public lands.
DNR events can be a great way to explore prairies in more depth. Check out these events at Minnesota Scientific and Natural Areas and State Parks, including these wildflower events at State Parks. Motivate yourself to get outside to see prairies with the Hiking and Passport Clubs and Junior Park Naturalist for the kids.
State trails such as the Casey Jones and Central Lakes also provide a fun way to explore prairies. State water trails like the Minnesota River, and several others that flow into it, give you a different prairie perspective.