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Wah'Kon-Tah Prairie

At 2,858 acres, Wah-Kon-Tah Prairie in St. Clair and Cedar counties offers a feeling of vastness that pioneers must have experienced when they first encountered our North American grasslands. Named to honor the Osage tribe, Wah'Kon-Tah means "Great Spirit" or "Great Mystery." In addition to showy wildflowers, greater prairie-chickens, upland sandpipers, scissor-tailed flycatchers and prairie mole crickets make their home on Wah'Kon-Tah. The prairie is jointly owned by The Nature Conservancy and the Missouri Department of Conservation. Wah'Kon-Tah Prairie is 2.5 miles northeast of El Dorado Springs on the north side of Highway 82. --Carol Davit

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