The Kasota Prairie is a ninety-acre portion of the great prairies which covered one third of Minnesota before 1850.  Juniper and oak forest the river side of the prairie, which lies on the bluffs of the Minnesota River Valley in south central Minnesota.  Ancient limestone outcroppings, exposed by the powerful waters of the Glacial River Warren, are a notable feature of this prairie.  Set aside as a preserved prairie ecosystem in 1984, virgin prairie remains untouched and areas changed by grazing are returning to their natural state through careful management.