Nachusa Grasslands Visitors Center


The Nachusa Grasslands Visitor Center helps all ages explore and enjoy the incredible habitats at Nachusa Grasslands.

When you arrive at the Center you will follow a gentle slope to a pavilion that features exhibits that tell the story of Nachusa. From there you can hike around the Center, or drive to one of five trailheads and explore. Except for the bison units, the prairie, wetlands, and woods are open to the public every day from dawn until dusk. Trailhead signs are posted at the main trails. You are also encouraged to hike off trail and explore the prairie on your own. For your comfort, the Center features restrooms, a hand pump with potable water, and boulders to climb or sit on to enjoy a view of the prairie. The Visitor Center offers commanding views of the preserve, informative interpretations of the native landscape and our restoration efforts, and a short prairie trail walking loop. A map is also available to orient visitors toward various hiking alternatives throughout the 3,600 acre preserve.

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