Neal Smith Iowa

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Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1990 with the purpose to protect, restore and reconstruct and manage native ecosystems of tallgrass … See more

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4.5/5 · 88 reviews
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May 24, 2024
Good trip. We arrived at approximately 2 pm and made our way inside the visitor center. There were many artifacts out for display, along with informational plaques, detailing the importance of the pr… Full review by PartyTheNightAway
Sep 15, 2023
This was an unplanned stop on a recent trip. The area in primarily a beautiful prairie with some areas of forest. It is wonderful just to drive through, but we stopped for a short hike in the oak s… Full review by Ed S
Jul 15, 2023
A beautiful area with great prairie vistas, bison and elk. We saw bison by the roadside but wished I had remembered to bring my binoculars for the elk in the distance. They are there, just slow down … Full review by Air_Sea_Sky
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Date founded:1990

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Is this time of year a good time to see the buffalo and as in summer is late afternoon best
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We were there in early August and did not see any. The weather was hot and humid and so the center said we probably wouldn't see any because they would laying down in the grass and …
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We were there in early August and did not see any. The weather was hot and humid and so the center said we probably wouldn't see any because they would laying down in the grass and shade. Best bet is to contact the center.
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What is the status of my CITES permit?
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For all CITES-related inquiries or permitting questions, contact the Division of Management Authority:
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