Take a drive to this peaceful, growing community located directly between Des Moines and Pella on Highway 163, less than 20 minutes from the edge of the metro, and within 10 minutes of Interstate 80 access. Bring your bike, or your running/walking shoes and tour the city. Stop off for a cool treat, food, or refreshments. After enjoying the small town charm, continue your journey on a scenic walking, running, biking or driving tour through the tall grass prairie inside the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge. You never know what you might see; a small turtle along the road, pheasants flying from the ditch as you pass by, or the bison herd grazing in the tall prairie grass. See and experience the pride that is Prairie City.