Travel To Blue Mounds State Park On Minnesota's Southwestern Prairie To See Where The Buffalo Still Roam
By Betsy Rathburn|Published July 15, 2020
Betsy is a Minneapolis-based writer who's lived in Minnesota for 20 years. If you know of any amazing Minnesota restaurants, nature areas, or other attractions, feel free to let her know about them at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @betsyrathburn.
At first glance, Minnesota may not seem like a home where buffalo roam. After all, our state is known more for its 10,000 lakes than for its vast prairies or endless blue skies. But Minnesota is home to both of those things in abundance. You’ll find prairie landscapes in many places around the state, such as at Bluestem Prairie SNA in Glyndon, or at Touch the Sky Prairie in Luverne. It is near this second spot that you’ll find a Minnesota state park where buffalo still roam. Head to Minnesota’s southwestern corner to visit Blue Mounds State Park, a manigifcent nature area that preserves pink quartzite cliffs, waving prairie grasses, and a resident buffalo herd. Here’s what you need to know:
Blue Mounds State Park is a beautiful place to see both a breathtaking landscape and interesting wildlife. If you ever get the chance, plan a trip to this out-of-the-way park. You’ll love the hiking trails, camping facilities, and nature! You can learn more from the official website for Blue Mounds State Park.
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