Prairie State Park
Mindenmines, MO 64769
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.
Tips from foursquare
Bison and elk abound. Try to get a picture of a bison licking the sign at the visitor center. It happens more often than you'd think.