October 19, 2018

Contact: Amy Poos

Prairie State Park celebrates National Bison Day Nov. 3

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, OCT. 19, 2018 – Join Prairie State Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, and celebrate National Bison Day. We honor these magnificent animals on a day set aside to acknowledge the bison as our National Mammal. This one-ton beast once roamed the plains and prairies of North America 60 million strong. Learn how Native Americans utilized the bison, discover the impacts we had on them, sample some bison chili, make bison crafts and more! Hikes are offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Please register for the hike by calling 417-843-6711.

Prairie State Park is located at 128 NW 150th Lane, Mindenmines. Please contact Prairie State Park at 417-843-6711 for additional information.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.