Prairie Heritage Center

Prairie Heritage Center
Prairie Heritage Center
Prairie Heritage Center
The lookout deck at the Prairie Heritage Center
Bison at the Prairie Heritage Center

Eagle Watch at the Prairie Heritage Center
The boat ramp, after a fresh dusting of snow...

Featured Events
»   Homeschool Nature Program - Wacky Science
February 15 - February 15, 2022   1:30 - 3:00 PM
»   Mini Naturalists - Winter Animals
February 16 - February 16, 2022   10:00 - 11:00 AM
»   Mini Naturalists - Rain & Rainbows
March 16 - March 16, 2022   10:00 - 11:00 AM
»   Homeschool Nature Program - Archery
March 22 - March 22, 2022   1:30 - 3:00 PM
»   Homeschool Nature Program - Spring Hike
April 5 - April 5, 2022   1:30 - 3:00 PM
»   Mini Naturalists - World of Birds
April 6 - April 6, 2022   10:00 - 11:00 AM
»   Hike the Prairie
April 9 - April 9, 2022   11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
»  more events
An educational center that includes many activities for all ages, historical sites, prairies for hiking, public land for hunting (in season), canoe access to Inkpaduta Trail on The Little Sioux River, live Buffalo, and much more.


Located just off the Glacial Trail Scenic Byway on Iowa Highway 10 between Sutherland, Iowa and Peterson, Iowa.


The Prairie Heritage Center offers a Conference Room that provides a place for you to host a group of people for a meeting, a gathering, or a class.  The Prairie Heritage Center is located in the Southeast corner of O’Brien County, near the corners of Buena Vista, Cherokee, and Clay counties and along the beautiful Glacial Trail Scenic Byway.  A central location to suit everyone’s needs    

The Conference Room Includes The Following:
Banquet Tables
rojector & Screen
And so much more!
Don’t forget about the opportunities that all of the area around the Prairie Heritage Center has to offer!

The room is available during the O’Brien County Conservation Board’s Office Hours and during the Prairie Heritage Center’s visiting hours.  We ask that a $50 security deposit accompany your reservation agreement, this could include a presentation by one of our Naturalist, providing the scheduling works out, and we are fortunate that in the past most of the reservations have donated the security deposit to the Prairie Heritage Center so that we are able to continue the great educational opportunities that the Prairie Heritage Center offers!

Interested or still have questions?  Contact the O’Brien County Conservation Board at (712) 295-7200.

Operating Hours & Seasons

Wednesday - Friday: 9 AM to 4 PM

Saturday & Sunday: 1 PM to 4 PM


Official Holidays