May 12 update: The walking path from the parking lot to the building is now paved. As construction continues on our trails, please watch for signs directing visitors around the building.
Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the visitor center is currently closed through June 30. All walking trails are open sunrise to sunset.
Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center is an 850-acre tallgrass prairie nature preserve located 20 minutes southwest of Lincoln, Nebraska. (Download driving directions to the Center below.) Visitors can enjoy miles of walking trails (download trail map below), nearly 650 acres of native (never plowed) tallgrass prairie, ponds and wetlands, wildflowers and grasses, a diverse assortment of birds and other wildlife, historic nineteenth-century wagon ruts, peaceful surroundings, and beautiful scenic vistas. Volunteer opportunities are available and education programs for all ages are offered year-round.
It is one of a growing number of Audubon Centers of the National Audubon Society.
11700 SW 100th Street
PO Box 117
Denton, NE 68339
Spring Creek Prairie is open seven days a week throughout the year except during these holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving Day and day after, and Dec. 25-Jan 1, 2021.
The visitor center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Trails are open sunrise to sunset. Come experience the satisfaction of walking on beautiful trails and enjoy the peaceful prairie surroundings.
$4/adults; $3/seniors, students, and children (6-17); children 5 and under free. Free admission every Tuesday.
Annual $50 supporters receive:
- Unlimited free admission, including accompanying guests, to visitor center and trails during open hours for one year
- 10% discount on gift shop purchases
Joining Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center is fast and convenient. Print our supporter form attached below to complete and mail, or call (402) 797-2301 and we’ll gladly mail a copy to you. Make your check out to Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center.
Are group tours available? Yes. A one-hour guided walk/tour is $7/person for groups of 6 to 20 people; $8/person over 20 people; $40 minimum for groups of 5 people or less. E-mail or call us for information on tour availability.
Can dogs/pets be brought to Spring Creek Prairie? Although we all love dogs here, we cannot allow them or other pets on the trails. (The exception being service animals.) The nesting success and safety of the grassland birds here are our priority, and they need to be kept safe from other animals. We appreciate your understanding, and we can provide maps of nearby outdoor places where pets are allowed.
Enjoy this great video from Naturally Nebraska.