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Chiwaukee Prairie & Kenosha Dunes

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Toll Free: 888-936-7463
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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

POSTPONED - Tour of America's Dairyland 6/18/2020 - 6/28/2020 Kenosha - 5.42 miles away
CANCELED - Good Old Summertime Art Fair 6/07/2020 Kenosha - 5.68 miles away
POSTPONED - Pleasant Prairie Cup Triathlon 6/07/2020 Pleasant Prairie - 5.77 miles away
POSTPONED - Outta Sight Kite Flight 6/06/2020 - 6/07/2020 Kenosha - 6.7 miles away
Monument Square Art Festival 6/13/2020 - 6/14/2020 Racine - 13.4 miles away
Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast 6/20/2020 Paris - 15.78 miles away
Family Nature Faire 6/06/2020 Kansasville - 18.65 miles away
Shakespeare in the State Parks: The Winter's Tale 6/13/2020 - 8/23/2020 Kansasville - 18.65 miles away