This Easy Wildflower Hike In Iowa Will Transport You Into A Sea Of Color

Sometimes, it feels like winter in Iowa lasts forever! Spring is on its way, though, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate the warm weather. One of the best places you can explore in the Hawkeye State is the Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge, in Prairie City. Here, you’ll find the best wildflower hike in Iowa!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

The Visitor Center is open every day from 9am-4pm for spring, summer and fall! You can find the refuge at 9981 Pacific St, Prairie City, IA 50228.

For another great way to see the Hawkeye State in the spring, take our road trip through western Iowa! Read more about it right here: See The Very Best Of Iowa’s Loess Hills In One Day On This Epic Road Trip