Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center, Denton

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#10 of 16 in Wildlife in Nebraska
Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
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Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center is an 850-acre (340 ha) tallgrass prairie nature preserve located southwest of Lincoln, Nebraska near Denton. Established in 1998, it is home to 222 bird species, 30 mammal species, 53 butterfly species, 35, dragonfly/damselfly species, and over 370 plants. Roughly three miles of walking trails run through the prairie. 19th-century wagon ruts from the Nebraska City-Fort Kearny Cutoff to the Oregon Trail can be observed.

An education building opened in 2006, employing many green features.
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  • Have visited this nature center twice and have loved the experience both times. This time we watched the sunset from the ridge. It transports you to a bygone era. Birds were everywhere and as we left....  more
    Have visited this nature center twice and have loved the experience both times. This time we watched the sunset from the ridge. It transports you to a bygone era. Birds were everywhere and as we left....  more »
  • On a rainy spring day we spotted lots of birds, walked the old wagon ruts of the historical road in the tall grass prairie. Then went in to study the exhibits and dry off Great fun with... 
    On a rainy spring day we spotted lots of birds, walked the old wagon ruts of the historical road in the tall grass prairie. Then went in to study the exhibits and dry off Great fun with...  more »
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  • Some of the best maintained trails I have ever been on. This place must look amazing in the late spring and early summer.
  • My happy place near Lincoln. It’s the best piece of true nature around

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