Prairie Point Bookstore

Friends of Neal Smith Prairie Point Bookstore

The Prairie Point Bookstore located in the Visitor Center, is managed and staffed by the Friends organization. All proceeds from the bookstore support the many vital projects and events at the refuge.

Visit often to see the wide variety of books – many titles often not seen in larger bookstores. There is a vast array of children’s books, non-fiction works and field guides. Enjoy shopping for the perfect gift for you and nature lovers of all ages. You will find unique educational toys, apparel, art and photographs of the refuge from local artists, in addition to many new specialty items.

The Federal Duck Stamp and Junior Duck Stamps are also available each year.

New in 2016:

  • Sparky the Bison t-shirts with a fun graphic designed by Ray GunPrairie-Point-Bookstore-Pathfinders
  • Pathfinders Wildlife Pendants by Touchstone Pottery
  • Stoneware mugs and other items handmade by Sunset Hill Stoneware
  • A new enameled pin, matching magnet and decals from Eagle River Designs

If you would like to volunteer at the bookstore, please contact Nancy Corona ( for more information.

The Prairie Point Bookstore is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.



P.O. Box 399
9981 Pacific St.
Prairie City, IA 50228
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The refuge roads and trails are open daily from dawn to dusk.

The Prairie Learning and Visitor Center is open year-round.
Regular Hours:
Monday-Saturday from 9am-4pm and Sunday 12-5pm

Winter hours:
December 1-February 28
Monday-Saturday from 9am-4pm; closed Sunday.

We are open on Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and Labor Day; we are closed on all other Federal holidays.
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