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Konza Prairie Research Natural Area

McDowell Creek Road, 5 miles northeast of I-70, Junction City, KS 66502
785-587-0441
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Hiking
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Coventry, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

There was a trail map at the beginning and at the trail junctions. You had options of shorter or longer loops. Very scenic location with well marked trails.

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Clay Center
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

If you want to know why Kansans love the prairie, just go for a hike on the trails! This is a pristine area used for international research. The history of the land is also interesting.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Konza's certainly a research area, and as such, it can be rather empty, but if you know when to go (check out their website) and know what you're looking for, I think it's one of the top attractions in the NE part of Kansas.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

In town visiting family, took my 4yo and 2yo out here to get a taste of a prarie. Figured most of the other attractions in Manhattan, KS could be found to some degree somewhere else ( zoos, childrens museums)... but a real prarie! Only in Kansas. And who knows when we would make it back. I did not have internet... More

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Manhattan, Kansas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Three hikes are available. Konza is beautiful no matter what time of year you visit. I like the shorter loops during hot weather, more shade, and the longer loops in the spring and fall. The only time it is not worth it is when pastures are being burnt. If you love to hike, love sky, and love the prairie, this... More

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Kansas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

This is a beautiful area for hiking and learning about the native prairie--have been there many times over the year and there is always something new to see--birds, other wildlife. A treasure in the Flint Hills of Kansas!

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Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

From a high vista point you could see miles of Kansas Prairie as it used to be before the modern times. It's just coukle of miles of I-70, and it makes for a good place to stretch legs, get some fresh air, and learn few new things.

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012 via mobile

Just a marvelous place to spend a day, or part of a day. Few facilities, no crouds, just nature, and solitude. You can't beat this place....

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Wamego, Kansas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Just north of Cottonwood Falls, Ks. a very large Prairie with walking trails and bus tours.

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Manhattan, KS
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Great walking trails for all abilities. Lots of wildlife, flora and fauna. take water and a camera and stay on the trails.

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