Hayden Prairie in Iowa – Chester, Iowa
240 acres of natural prairie land just like it was 160 years ago!
In the early days of Iowa the land was covered with prairie grasses and flowers. As time moved forward the land was converted to corn, soybeans, pasture land and industry. The prairie land disappeared from the landscape.
This 240 acre site has been restored to the way it was before development. There are no fences or gravel roads in view and you can imagine what it was like over 160 years ago.
Take a trip to the area, see the countless varieties of flowers and grasses growing and blooming, from big blue stem to purple prairie clover to yellow star grass which varies with each season. The prairie is profligate, and wildly beautiful, from early spring to autumn.
Located: South of Chester on County Road V26.