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!

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

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