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Prairie Day At Shaw Nature Reserve

GRAY SUMMIT, MO (KTVI) – With just a 35 minute drive, you can travel 150 years back in time this weekend as the Missouri Department of Conservation and Shaw Nature Reserve present Prairie Day this Saturday.

You can explore a real 250-acre tallgrass prairie and see how the pioneers did things.  Sue Love of the Department of Natural Resources showed Tim how to wash clothes and make butter in the back parking lot. She will be giving demonstrations this weekend. 

This is a bi-annual event held once every 2 years.

Some of the things demonstrated at Prairie Day:

  • Many 19th Century crafts like quilting, weaving, spinning, blacksmithing, living history demonstrations, etc.
  • Naturalist-led hikes through the prairie
  • Live animals
  • Authentic Teepee
  • Live folk music
  • Pioneer games
  • Bison burgers


Prairie Day

Saturday, September 15
9 am- 4 pm
Shaw Nature Reserve
I-44 and Highway 100
$3 for Shaw Nature Reserve members and member’s kids are free
$6 for adult non-members and $2 kids 15 and under