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Prestigious Arapahoe County “Our Progress Takes Flight Award” goes to: Plains Conservation Center and West Arapahoe Conservation District

Arapahoe County Commissioner Rod Bockenfeld announced the winners of the prestigious Our Progress Takes Flight Award. The recipients of the award are recognized for displaying outstanding leadership, cooperation and stewardship to ensure the conservation and the protection of the great outdoors. Read more...

Visiting Plains Conservation Center

Take a trip back in time to Colorado’s high plains and pioneer life in the mid-1800’s. The Plains Conservation Center is a true-to-life homestead stretching across 8,894 acres of dedicated open space. Historic ranch houses, a schoolhouse, blacksmith shop and barn plus an heirloom garden and chicken coop and a Cheyenne camp with tipis bring the experience to life. The Learning Center and library are open to schools and groups. Special seasonal events are offered year-round to the public.


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Visiting the Bison Herd

Visiting the Bison Herd By Art Elser I pull the wagon up a dusty ridge to where a herd of sixty bison graze. Massive hulks of brown surround the truck

Living History Guide Training

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We welcome drop-in visitors
Monday – Saturday year-round.
Monday - Saturday 8 am - 4 pm
no admission fee.