Help celebrate National Prairie Day by attending one of these sponsored events. If you have an event you’d like to include here, please submit it for consideration.

Map of Events

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List of Events

  • Guided Bison Hike

    Summer is just about here, and the bison are busy with their new calves. Come out and see them on our guided hike June 3rd 2017 at 10am as we celebrate National Prairie Day! Meet at the Regal Tallgrass Prairie Nature Center. Don’t forget your cameras! Be prepared for a two mile hike over uneven terrain. Bringing water, snacks, insect repellent, a hat, sunscreen, and wearing sturdy shoes is recommended. Binoculars will be useful in looking at bison as well as other wildlife that we may see.

    Prairie State Park is located at 128 NW 150th Lane, Mindenmines, MO. Please contact Prairie State Park at 417-843-6711 to register and get additional information about this event or by calling the department toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For information about state parks and historic sites, visit

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  • Party on the Prairie

    Celebrate National Trails and Prairie Day with KC Parks at a Party on the Prairie! Enjoy family and environmentally friendly activities amidst the flora and fauna of Jackson County’s only remnant prairie. Live music, 1-mile guided trail walks, plein air painters, scavenger hunt, prairie touch table from Lakeside Nature Center and more!

    • Follow US-71 S and I-49 to MO-150 W in Kaw Township. Take exit 177 from I-4.
    • Follow MO-150 W to Prospect Ave.
    • Jerry Smith Park is at 139th & Prospect.

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