Chiwaukee Prairie & Kenosha Dunes

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Chiwaukee Prairie, 477 acres, is one of the largest prairie complexes in the state and the most intact coastal wetland in southeastern Wisconsin. The prairie contains an exceptional diversity of plants and animals. The northernmost portion, Kenosha Dunes, contains open and stabilized sand dunes. This variety of habitats, coupled with their location in the extreme southeastern corner of the state, allows several rare and geographically restricted plants, amphibians, reptiles, birds, invertebrates, and mammals to thrive here. Twenty-six rare plant species, 10 of which are listed as endangered or threatened grow in the prairie. More than 75 species of grassland and wetland birds have been observed during the breeding season. Chiwaukee Prairie is recognized as a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service and was designated a State Natural Area in 1967.

  • Natural Attractions Type
    • Wildlife Refuge & Reserves

Nearby Places

Christmas at Kemper 11/30/2019 - 12/15/2019 Kenosha - 5.08 miles away
Christmas at Kemper 11/30/2019 - 12/15/2019 Kenosha - 5.1 miles away
Indoor Turkey Triathlon 11/17/2019 Pleasant Prairie - 5.71 miles away
UW-Parkside Annual Winter Arts & Crafts Fair 11/23/2019 Kenosha - 9.92 miles away
Apple Holler Presents Mrs Claus and the Littlest Reindeer 12/01/2019 - 12/23/2019 Sturtevant - 14.01 miles away
CP Holiday Train 12/02/2019 - 12/04/2019 Sturtevant - 15.69 miles away
CP Holiday Train - Sturtevant 12/02/2019 Sturtevant - 15.74 miles away
Hugh Jass Fat Bike Series 11/02/2019 Silver Lake - 17.08 miles away