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Bison Viewing Hike & Ice Cream

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Summer is one of the best times to see the prairie! Bison and their calves are active and exploring their surroundings. We will start our day visiting the day at the Nature Center at Prairie State Park, where we will learn about these magical animals, before we go out to explore. We will then get on the trail and hike for 2.6 mile of easy but rocky terrain. We will be surrounded by beautiful prairies, wildflowers, and birds. Don’t forget your camera and your binoculars (if you have them) to be able to spot bisons roaming the prairies with their herd.  After the hike, we will stop at a local cafe for some great treats and ice cream. We will get back home, amazed by the Ozark’s beauty!


INCLUDES: TRANSPORTATION, ICE CREAM AND EXPERT GUIDE

*GROUP RATES APPLY (4+ PEOPLE)

DOES NOT INCLUDE: GUIDE’S TIPS

AGE REQUIREMENT: 8+ (10+ RECOMMENDED)


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This will be a relaxing day in nature. The 2.6 mile hike is easy and since we are on a prairie, we will only have 85’ elevation gain - super flat!

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Today will be a very special day to get connected with nature in a whole nature.

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Return happy after a unique day Exploring the Ozarks.


PICKUP LOCATIONS

  • SPRINGFIELD: 5 Pound Apparel at Farmers Park (2144 E Republic Road, Springfield, MO 65804)
    PICK UP TIME: 8:30 AM

PERFECT FOR

  • Families seeking for a unique day out in nature.

  • Beginner and fit adventurers looking for a different day exploring the Ozarks.

PACKING LIST

WHAT TO WEAR?

  • Athletic clothing.

  • Hiking boots / shoes

  • Hat

  • Sunscreen / Bug repellent

WHAT TO BRING?

  • Backpack

  • Water, snacks, and lunch for the day.

  • Camera (optional)

  • Binocular (optional)

  • Hiking poles (optional)

  • Binoculars (if you have them)


SCHEDULE

  • Meet at 8:30 at Farmers Park.

  • Drive 1h45 to Prairie State Park.

  • Hike for 2.6 miles through the prairie while being surrounded by bisons.

  • Reward yourself with some refreshing ice cream before heading back.

  • Drive back and arrive to Springfield around 4 pm.

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Later Event: July 10
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