Where to See Wildflowers in Nebraska
Nebraska 's Top Ten Wildflower Viewing Roadways Nebraska Department of Roads "Roadside Wildflowers" 1—Highway 2 from Grand Island to Alliance : look for cowboy's delight, wild begonia, shell leaf penstemon, prairie spiderwort
2—Highway 20 from From Valentine to Chadron 3—Highway 83 from North Platte to McCook 4—Highway 83 from North Platte to Valentine 5—Highway 6 from Imperial to McCook 6—Highway 8 from Falls City to Fairbury
7—Highway 11 from Scotia through Burwell to Butte in Boyd County
8—Highway 61 from Ogallala to Merriman 9—Highway 71 from Gering to Crawford 10—Highway 12 from Ponca to Valentine; for diversity
Other great roadways for wildflower viewing: Highway 87 from Alliance to Hay Springs Highway 29 from Mitchell to Harrison
Highway 92 from Oshkosh to Gering Highway 34 from Benkelman to McCook
Highway 275 from Clearwater to O'Neill
Parks and Public Properties for Wildflower Viewing AUD = Audubon Society NGPC = Nebraska Game and Parks Commission PPRI = Prairie Plains Resource Institute TNC = The Nature Conservancy WAC = Wachiska
Upland Deciduous Forest—Natural Areas Fontenelle Forest in Bellevue (NGPC), 1111 N. Bellevue Blvd. in Bellevue Indian Cave State Park in Richardson County (NGPC), 4 miles east of Barada Mahoney State Park (NGPC), 3 miles east of Ashland in SE Nebraska Platte River State Park (NGPC), 2.5 miles east of Louisville in SE Nebraska Ponca State Park near Ponca (NGPC), 2 miles north of Ponca Rulo Bluffs Preserve (TNC) in Richardson County Schramm Park State Recreation Area (NGPC), 9 miles south of Gretna Smith Falls State Park (NGPC), 12 miles east of Valentine in the Sandhills Native Plant Displays/Gardens Governor Furnas Arboretum in Brownville Itha T. Krumme Memorial Arboretum in Falls City Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha

Tallgrass Prairie—Natural Areas Bader Park Natural Area in Merrick County (PPRI) Crane Meadows Nature Center along the Platte River near Grand Island Dieken Prairie near Unadilla (WAC) Griffith Prairie (PPRI) Lincoln Creek Prairie and Trail near Aurora (PPRI) near Aurora Marie Ratzlaff Prairie Preserve in Hamilton County (PPRI) Nine Mile Prairie northwest of Lincoln Pioneers Park Nature Center (keyword "nature") west of Lincoln Rowe Sanctuary (AUD) 1 mile west of I-80 Gibbon exit Spring Creek Prairie near Lincoln (AUD) Native Plant Displays/Gardens Lincoln Children's Zoo and Botanical Garden in Lincoln Franklin-Cotterell Greens Arboretum in North Bend Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha Lower Platte South NRD Arboretum in Lincoln Pioneers Park Nature Center (keyword "nature") west of Lincoln State Fair Park Arboretum in Lincoln UNL Botanical Garden & Arboretum in Lincoln

Central Mixed Grass Prairie—Natural Areas Chalk Mine Wayside Area (#23) near Scotia Gallagher Canyon State Recreation Area (NGPC), 8 miles south of Cozad Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area near Imperial (NGPC), 5 miles east and 4.5 south of Imperial in SW Nebraska Olson Nature Preserve near Albion (PPRI) Pearl Harbor Survivors Preserve north of Riverdale(PPRI) Willa Cather Memorial Prairie south of Red Cloud (TNC) Native Plant Displays/Gardens Gilman Park Arboretum

Western Mixed Grass Prairie—Natural Areas Agate Fossil Beds National Monument near Harrison (National Park Service) Ash Hollow State Historical Park in Garden County (NGPC), .5 miles east and 3 south of Lewellen in the Panhandle Lake McConaughy near Ogallala Oglala National Grassland in Sioux County (U.S. Forest Service) Scotts Bluff National Monument (National Park Service) Toadstool Park in Sioux County (NGPC) Native Plant Displays/Gardens D.A. Murphy Panhandle Arboretum
Northfield Park Arboretum

Sandhills Prairie—Natural Areas Calamus Reservior State Recreation Area near Burwell (NGPC) Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service) near North Platte Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service) near Valentine Nebraska National Forest near Halsey (U.S. Forest Service) Olson Nature Preserve near Albion (PPRI) Sandoz Ranch north of Ellsworth in the Sandhills Valentine National Wildlife Refuge (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service) Ponderosa Pine Forests and Savannas—Natural Areas Chadron State Park near Chadron (NGPC) Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service) near Valentine Fort Robinson State Park near Crawford (NGPC) Long Pine State Recreation Area (NGPC) Nebraska National Forest near Chadron (U.S. Forest Service) Scotts Bluff National Monument (National Park Service) Smith Falls State Park near Valentine (NGPC) Soldier Creek Wilderness Management Area (NGPC) Wildcat Hills Visitor Center near Scottsbluff (NGPC) Native Plant Displays/Gardens D.A. Murphy Panhandle Arboretum
Northfield Park Arboretum