Plains Conservation Center

pccExperience the natural & cultural history of the Colorado high plains. Over 10,000 acres preserved, a replica 1837 Cheyenne camp & 1887 sod homestead.

The Plains Conservation Center exists to bring the natural world of the prairie into the realm of personal experience by: preserving a remnant of the eastern Colorado high plains, educating the public about its natural and cultural heritage, and nurturing sound conservation and environmental ethics.

The Plains Conservation Center is a non-profit organization. We have two sites: the Aurora site is open to the public Monday through Saturday; the West Bijou site consists of about 9,000 acres and is closed to the public except for special tours (which can be found on our website).

The Aurora site has a replica 1887 pioneer homestead that includes sod homes, a chicken coop, an heirloom garden, a one-room schoolhouse, and more. We have tipis in which we give historical Cheyenne programs. The prairie, all 1,100 acres of it, is perfect for a walk (or a wagon ride) to view wildlife and escape the bustle of the city. Our Front Range Building houses live reptiles and amphibians, displays, activities, and a wealth of information.

General Information
PCC is open for visitors on Monday through Saturday, 8am – 4pm.
Free Saturday activities include Farm Chores at the sod homestead at 9am. Bring the family and take a wagon ride to the farm. Discover how pioneers survived on the prairie and help feed the farm animals.

Plains Conservation Center