Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center, Denton

#10 of 16 in Wildlife in Nebraska
Must see · Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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 »
  • 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 »
  • We did a Firefly Picnic. The kids learned so much and had a great time! The staff is very friendly and really worked to make sure that the kids enjoyed themselves and learned new things about firefly and other insects.
  • This is a very nice location and visitor center. The people are friendly and knowledgeable. The little store section is nice. The trails are well maintained. Looking forward to going out there again.

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