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Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve


The Adams Homestead & Nature Preserve is a 1,500 acre park in the Missouri River basin. The homestead was established in 1872 by Steven Sears Adams and included the family’s original farmhouse, a historical barn, the Lamont Country School and Stavenger Lutheran Church. It also includes interpretive exhibits, more than 7 miles of hiking and biking trails with opportunities to view native plants and wildlife. Located in the heart of South Dakota’s fastest-growing region.

272 Westshore Drive
North Sioux City, SD 57049
(605) 232-0873


Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center

dorothyThis award-winning facility showcases the Loess Hills and provides opportunity for public recreation, education and stewardship. Classes, special events and meetings are held in the two 60-seat classrooms. The facility is handicap accessible. Three miles of hiking trails offer spectacular views and connect with other park trails. An outdoor amphitheater .25 mile accessible trail is also available. Open Tuesdays – Saturdays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.;  Sundays 1 – 5 p.m. Closed on Mondays. Open until 8 p.m. in summer.

4500 Sioux River Road
Sioux City, IA 51109-1657
(712) 258-0838


Missouri River Education Center –Ponca State Park

FrontMNRRREC“Where People and Nature Meet” describes the beauty and solitude of this conference center. Along with meeting rooms, this facility offers a terrific visitor center and hands-on interpretive center focusing on the natural cultural history of the Missouri River.

(402) 755-2284



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