Nine-Mile Prairie welcomes air show watchers on Sept. 10

UNL's Nine-Mile Prairie will host a special event in conjunction with the Lincoln Air show on Sept. 10. "Great Planes and Prairies" will be open for air show and prairie enthusiasts to have a great view of the skies above Lincoln Municipal Airport. From about two miles away, the Nine-Mile Prairie has a dramatic vista of the airport and downtown Lincoln.

Open for this special event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 10, volunteers and staff will lead hikes on five miles of trails, offer wagon rides across the prairie, and lead prairie-seed collection excursions. A two-mile mountain bike trail will be open, and a tour of the historic Strategic Air Command nuclear bomb bunkers nearby on the Lincoln Airport Authority Land just north of the prairie will be offered.

All events are free. Bring lawnchairs and your own snacks and drinking water.

More information, including a flier and a map, is at .

Nine-Mile Prairie is a 230-acre relict tallgrass prairie owned by the University of Nebraska Foundation. It is located in on the northwest edge of Lincoln, in Lancaster County. The prairie was so named because it is five miles west and four miles north of the University of Nebraska campus in downtown Lincoln. Directions to Nine-Mile Prairies from the south: From the intersection of West O Street and NW 48th, take NW 48th Street north 4 miles to West Fletcher Avenue. Turn west (left) on West Fletcher Avenue and proceed one mile to parking area. The gate to Nine-Mile Prairie is due south of the parking area. From the East - from the intersection of Interstate 80 and Highway 34 (Exit 401), take Hwy 34 west 4 miles to NW 48th Street. Take NW 48th Street south (left) 0.8 mile to W. Fletcher Avenue. Turn west (right) on W. Fletcher Avenue and proceed 1 mile to parking area.

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