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Wild Prairie

Travel through the prairies on our prairie wagon playground, have a picnic in the Wild Prairie Pavilion and enjoy a snack from our Grasslands Café, open May – August. Make sure you stop by the butterfly waystation and learn about the amazing migration of butterflies.

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About Wild Prairie

Grasslands Café

Grasslands Café in Wild Prairie was built with reclaimed materials and barn siding from a barn in Medina County that was slated to be torn down.  Reuse of these materials saved them from being added to a landfill.

Former Animals

Originally when the area opened it included black-tailed prairie dogs and thick-billed parrots. Today, it is home to snowy owls.


In 2015, a Monarch Waystation was built in Wild Prairie.  The waystation provides a much needed feeding station for migrating monarch butterflies.

Animals at Wild Prairie