We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Prairie State Park

128 NW 150th Ln, Mindenmines, MO 64769-9633
+1 417-843-6711
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Beautiful, stunning!

We did 2 trails and saw several bison, a snake and many beautiful flowers. This park is a hidden... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Nancy R
,
Richmond, Virginia
Bison Hike

Drove down to join the September Bison Hike and have to say I was more than pleasantly surprised... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
649Debbie
,
Olathe, Kansas
Read all 15 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“bison” (7 reviews)
“herd” (2 reviews)
“wildflowers” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
128 NW 150th Ln, Mindenmines, MO 64769-9633
Write a ReviewReviews (15)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 20 September 2017

We did 2 trails and saw several bison, a snake and many beautiful flowers. This park is a hidden gem! Bring bug spray and water to drink as it got hot even with the ever-present breeze.

1  Thank Nancy R
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Drove down to join the September Bison Hike and have to say I was more than pleasantly surprised! There were a number of children in our group so the naturalist decided to take us down the gravel road. About a mile and a quarter hike...More

1  Thank 649Debbie
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Participated in a April 1 Bison hike at the Prairie State Park. The hike was very organized and led by a very knowledgeable Park agent. I was very impressed with the tour and finally seeing the Buffalo. This would be a great trip for anyone...More

1  Thank CzechingOut
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Coupled with a visit to the nearby Osage Village State Historic Site, one really gets a sense of "what used to be" in southwest Missouri. I'm no Luddite, and I gratefully acknowledge the gifts of the Industrial Revolution and Western Civilization, but there is an...More

3  Thank UBBoy
Reviewed 17 May 2016

People may think there is nothing to see in the prairie but that is not so. Prairie flowers spring up everywhere, the sky is amazing, birds are abundant and the prairie goes on for miles. The bonus of this park is the bison herd. They...More

2  Thank Bev R
Reviewed 7 May 2016

We had a wonderful day, looking at flowers and wildlife. The folks at the visitor center are helpful, and the bathroom and literature was very helpful. I should have known better, however, about the ticks. It has been a mild winter here, and they are...More

1  Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 14 January 2016

My grand children really enjoyed seeing all of the buffalo and the scenery. They got excited about the buffalo being on free range.

1  Thank Al3147
Reviewed 26 December 2015

I love this place to take the family for a cookout or a nature walk. It has a small stream to watch the fish swim through. The grass has grown up over the years, but it is still a fantastic place to go. I love...More

1  Thank Cinnder
Reviewed 8 August 2014

This campground was not good for young children, we love to camp but this place was scary,there was a howling at night like a pack of hyenas. I am a camper but never heard noises like that before. YIKES!!

Thank Stevie P
Reviewed 31 October 2013

This is a good place if you want to experience what our ancestors saw as they first explored the Great Plains (there aren't many such places left!). Once out on the trails, with nothing but prairie in sight, it is easy to imagine yourself in...More

6  Thank The_Park_Explorer
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Gebhardt’s Chicken Dinners
12 reviews
5.47 km away
Pickled Pete's Bar and Grill
6 reviews
13.44 km away
Chicken Mary's
180 reviews
8.36 km away
Chicken Annie's Original
108 reviews
8.21 km away
Nearby Attractions
Kansas Crossing Casino
29 reviews
24.20 km away
Keltoi Winery
14 reviews
24.67 km away
Crawford State Park
8 reviews
25.10 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
31 May 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Barbara M | Reviewed this property |
PRAIRIE STATE PARK ACTIVITIES CHOOSE ACTIVITY » 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... More
1
Vote