Nine-Mile Prairie

Type of Area

Prairie, Woodland

Activities

Hiking/Trail Running, Birdwatching, Picnicking

Hours of Operation

Sunrise-Sunset

About Nine-Mile Prairie

Nine Mile Prairie is a 230-acre tallgrass prairie located 9 miles northwest of Lincoln’s city center. This grassland hosts hundreds of species of native plants and deer, birds, and pollinators visiting the prairie in the spring and summer. Managed by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, classes are frequently held here to teach students the value and hard work of managing a prairie ecosystem. The area is frequently burned to keep it healthy, and the land has never been plowed. This ecosystem is one of Nebraska’s largest intact high-quality tallgrass prairies. Tables and places are available for picnicking, and a couple PBT timelapse cameras can be spotted here watching the changing seasons.

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OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE THE Platte Basin

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Timelapse

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