Explore Breathtaking Rolling Hills And Prairie Views When You Visit The 136-Acre Seven Sisters Prairie In Minnesota
Minnesota is known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes. We’re famous for these bodies of water, as well as for the vast forests that surround some of the most beautiful lakes. But did you know that our state was once home to 18 million acres of prairie? Prairie lands once filled the western and southwestern reaches of Minnesota.
Today, only around 1% of the original prairie remains, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The DNR is working to protect the prairie as a whole, and other organizations are making efforts to protect sections of it. One such section is a place known as Seven Sisters Prairie, which is preserved by the Nature Conservancy. This prairie is absolutely beautiful and much different from Minnesota’s most famous landscapes. Below, you’ll find more information about this wonderful place, including how to visit it yourself:
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Betsy is a Minneapolis-based writer who's lived in Minnesota for 19 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.
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