Rick Evans Grandview Prairie in Columbus is comprised of around 5,000 acres of blackland prairie. The location represents the most significant example of blackland prairie in Arkansas. The land is made up of open prairie, woodlands, savanna, and non-native grasslands. The diversity of habitat accounts for a variety of animals year-round such as songbirds, deer, butterflies, small mammals and reptiles.
The prairie is located in Hempstead County off Highway 73 near Columbus. Native Americans once inhabited the area and findings support the existence of the Caddo on the site. Currently, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission owns Grandview Prairie and is operating a Conservation Education Center and Wildlife Management Area on the grounds.