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Plan Your Trip

Stunning vistas and unique topography provide an impressive backdrop for your visit to American Prairie.

Unlike developed national parks, American Prairie has a truly rugged quality and a sense of uninterrupted nature. Discover the power of dark skies, quiet trails, and remote, unbroken land. Imagine the world through the eyes of early humans, Indigenous Peoples, explorers, and homesteaders. Use the pages below to plan your trip to American Prairie. 

ACTIVITIES

This page offers a list of links to ideas and resources for things to do during your stay. 

NATIONAL DISCOVERY CENTER

Be sure to include a stop at the American Prairie National Discovery Center as part of your trip. 

EXPLORE THE AREA

We encourage our visitors to check out and support surrounding communities while you travel through the region. 

WHEN TO GO

The prairie offers amazing sights and sounds year-round, but it varies from season to season. Visitors should plan accordingly and be prepared. 

WHERE TO STAY

American Prairie and surrounding communities offer a variety of lodging options. Check out what's available and plan ahead. 

MAPS

Request a printed map, download and print your own, and/or access a digital map. 

SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS

The prairie is a beautiful place that can be very dangerous if you aren't prepared. Use this page to equip yourself with the knowledge that will help keep you safe. 

WHAT TO PACK

A handy list of everything you may need while visiting the prairie. 

HUNTING INFORMATION

Hunting is permitted on more than 79,000 acres of American Prairie land. Find hunting details, including block management information. Then learn about our approach to hunting and check out this blog to learn how we use hunting as a conservation tool

VISITOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

These are a few of the most frequently asked questions from our visitors.