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Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, IA

Fish and Wildlife Service

Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, located just 25 minutes east of Des Moines, Iowa, was established in 1990. Its mission is to re-construct tallgrass prairie and restore oak savanna on 8,654 acres ...[more]

Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge

Address

9981 Pacific Street
Prairie City, IA 50228
Phone:515-994-3400
Email:nealsmith@fws.gov

Directions

The refuge is located 18 miles east of Des Moines, Iowa, on State Highway 163. Follow the refuge directional signs just south of Prairie City at exit 18. Travelers on Interstate I-80 should use exit number 155 at Colfax and follow directional signs approximately 7 miles south on Highway 117 to the refuge.

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