Welcome to Nature Walk

Whether it's woods, water, prairie, or farmland, Conner Prairie is surrounded by beautiful nature. This is the perfect area to experience it up-close! Walk along the levee to discover the plants and animals that call this land home. Along the way, you'll learn how this land was used in the past and how it is being used today. Visit The Lookout for a spectacular view of the restored prairie. The trail offers a few steep spots, so we recommend wearing close-toed shoes and traveling on foot.

Nature Activities for Kids & Families

Make a List of Animal Friends

The Nature Walk has forest, river, and prairie land, so you will see a variety of critters. Look for deer, squirrels, rabbits, and chipmunks!

Don't Forget to Look Up

From the trail, you may see all kinds of birds, including ring-neck pheasants, red-tailed hawks, finches, warblers, sparrows, wrens, and even an occasional bald eagle!

Take a Closer Look

Grab one of our Adventure Backpacks in the Welcome Center for some added fun. They are loaded with tools and toys to give young adventurers even more to discover!

Get Active on the Prairie

If you walk from the Welcome Center to the Lookout and back, you will have covered 1.2 miles of ground! It’s the perfect place on the Prairie to get a little exercise.

Study the Leaves

Plant life, prairie grasses, countless trees—how many of nature's wonders can you spot?

One Big restored prairie, one million reasons to give!

Guests love our Nature Walk as a chance to immerse themselves in beautiful wildlife, including The Lookout, which offers a spectacular view of the restored prairie. Your donations help keep the trail safe and free of debris while helping to provide a vast home for all of our beloved critters.