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National Bison Day at Prairie State Park
November 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
With the signing of the National Bison Legacy Act on May 9, 2016, by former President Barack Obama, the bison became our official National Mammal, to be celebrated the first Saturday of November. Prairie State Park will recognize this momentous occasion with a day-long event at the park.
There will be bison chili to sample at noon and educational bison activities and programs throughout the day. Learn how the Native Americans utilized this animal for food and toolmaking and how such an iconic animal was driven to the brink of extinction.
*This event may change with or without notice. While we will make our best effort to update this page, it is recommended that you contact Prairie State Park prior to this event.*