Prairie Partner Activities
Nature Photo Contest
Fishing & Hunting
Donors & Donations
Take only Memories. Leave only Footprints. Thank You Very Kindly.
2019 Prairie Day Poster Click here. (Coming soon.)
22nd Annual Prairie Day Sponsored by Exelon Nuclear Dresden Station is September 21st, 2019
from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
This schedule is a sample of Prairie Day.
A new schedule will be posted soon.
Park Introduction Tape: 10:00 AM
Traveling World of Reptiles.
Beth Wagner's Scales and Tales
Brian Holt, Magician and Balloon Artist
Welcome to the Magic of Brian Holt, a Magician from Rockford, IL.
Mr. Holt will provide fun and interactive programs that creates memories!
He will have a professional show that is Fun for everyone.
See him make Balloon Animals on the front lawn of the Visitors Center at 1:00 p.m.
Lou Aiello’s Traveling American Indian Museum
on the front lawn of the visitor’s center. The lessons you learn from Lou are so important to our Native Amerian Indian Culture.
Make a Dream-Catcher or learn an Indian Dance.
Available from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Conservation Police Exhibit Van.
The Annual Wagon Rides are Back Again!
Visit the prairie and see it from a new perspective.
Cabin Ride -11:00 AM
Sign for your free tickets at the Ticket Master’s Table.No reservations are taken prior to the 17th date. You must have a ticket to join a ride.
Prairie Partner Fundraiser:
Stop by and visit with Chuck, buy a chance on "Oh Dear Deer"
(a lovely queen sized quilt) and sign the guest register.
*Drawings will be at 2:30 p.m. September 16th.
Talk to the Representative from Dresden Station
on the Front Lawn of the Visitor Center.
No Parking Fees. - No Entrance Fees.
The Annual Prairie Day is a celebration the prairie environment normally held in conjunction with National Prairie Week at the Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area. Presentations on the environment and nature play a very important part of the day's activities as well as playing on the special features of the park itself. Various presentations, educational talks, and projects for the children are the special offerings of the day. All aspects of the park are open, the Cragg Cabin, the Visitors Center, butterfly barn, nature trails with wagon rides and etc.
Prairie Day began as an annual activity in 1997. It traditionally falls on the Saturday of the third full week in September.
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