Prairie State Park

Park Information

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 Regal Tallgrass Prairie Nature Center offers exhibits and interpretive programs designed to inform visitors about the special place.

Park Hours

Park Grounds

Sunrise to sunset, year-round.

Regal Tallgrass Prairie Nature Center hours

  • Summer Hours (On-Season)
    April through October
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday
    Closed Sunday through Tuesday and holidays
  • Winter Hours (Off-Season)
    November through March
    10 a. m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday
    Closed Sunday through Wednesday