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American Prairie is open. 

Although American Prairie is constantly expanding as we purchase new habitat, it's a place that you can already enjoy and explore. Visitors are welcome to stop by the National Discovery Center to plan a trip to the prairie and learn about the history and importance of the incredible shortgrass ecosystem. We invite you to head out onto the landscape to experience herds of elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, pronghorn, and the majestic American bison roaming the grasslands. Resident and migrating birds fill the sky. Native American and homestead-era historical sites are preserved for your enjoyment and education. Stunning vistas provide a terrific backdrop for a long hike, bike ride, or driving tour.

We encourage you to request a map, stop by and say hello at the National Discovery Center, and visit this inspirational landscape and learn more about our vision for creating the largest nature reserve in the lower 48 states, open and accessible to current and future generations. Explore the pages below to learn more:

HOW TO GET HERE

Travel to the region by train, plane, or vehicle and find driving directions for your time on the prairie.

WHERE TO STAY

American Prairie currently offers huts, tent and RV camping, and dispersed camping on your public lands.

MAKE A RESERVATION

Book lodging online before your trip to the prairie. 

PLAN YOUR TRIP

What you need to know about when to go, what to pack, things to do, and things to see.

American Prairie Map