Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve and Center

Education at Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve and Center

The Fossil & Prairie Center contains exhibits that explain and connect the vairous components of the Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve.  Exhibits include: Rockford Brick & Tile Co. Winnebago River, Devonian Fossils, Iowa's Prairies, and local wildlife.


Located in the western portion of Floyd County, 1 mile west of Rockford on County Road B47 (215th Street).


  • Intrepretative Visitor Center
  • 1880's Log Cabin
  • Fossil Quarry
  • Rockford Brick & Tile Co. Beehive kilns
  • Native Prairie
  • Hiking trails
  • Wetland area


The Fossil & Prairie Center is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day from 1-4 p.m. Daily.  Open weekends in May, September, & October.

The Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve is open from Sunrise to Sunset.


There is no admission fee to the Fossil & Prairie Center.