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  • Visitor Center Closed Daily at 12

    Beginning July 21, the Visitor Center exhibits will close daily at noon. Restrooms, water and information are still available.

    Closure Information

  • Pale Purple Coneflower July

    What's Blooming in July?

    In July, see pale purple coneflower, oxeye and leadplant on the prairie.

    Seasons of the Refuge

  • Interns Rotator

    Fall Visitor Services Internship Open!

    We are currently recruiting for a fall Visitor Services/Environmental Education Intern.

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  • Visitor Center Sign

    Prairie Learning and Visitor Center

    Learn all about Neal Smith NWR and shop in the bookstore! Open Monday-Sataturday 9am-4pm and Sunday 12-5pm.

  • Senior Pass for Rotator

    Federal Recreation Passes Sold Here!

    We sell passes for other Federal recreation lands here. They are ONLY available Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm, excluding holidays.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jul 19, 2014
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