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Konza Prairie Research Natural Area

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Address: McDowell Creek Road, 5 miles northeast of I-70, Junction City, KS 66502
Phone Number: +1 785-587-0441

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Best visited in early Fall

We visited this area in between visiting museums in Ft Riley and Manhattan to be outdoors and take a short hike while we ate lunch. It is a beautiful outdoor area with numerous... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this area in between visiting museums in Ft Riley and Manhattan to be outdoors and take a short hike while we ate lunch. It is a beautiful outdoor area with numerous walking trails of different lengths through natural prairie, grasslands and tree groves. There are self-guided documents you can use while you walk that provide information about the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

This is one of it favorite places to go by myself or with my other half. Beautiful, quiet, and peaceful.

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Asheville, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This is a great area for hikers, or just a nice walk on a cool day. Very quiet area and even the wild turkeys were neat to see.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Experience one of the last undisturbed tall grass prairies in the world. Hike the prairie and see wild roses, butterflies, deer, and meadow larks. Experience the wide open skies and the beautiful expanses of the tall grasslands.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

It's a nice hike , we seen all kinds of wildlife . The bobwhite quail, were calling out all over the place. The turkey's were feeding in the fields,and even seen a whitetail doe and a fawn.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We only walked the 2.6 mile nature trail loop, but you can extend the walk to 6 miles if you like. The trail is very well marked and maintained and leads to a high ridge that gives you outstanding views out over the Flint Hills and to Manhattan. It also takes you by a riverside community in the bottoms, so... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

It's been a while, but I want to mention that driving pass it does not seem to give it the justice of being a remarkable place. If you are a runner you will definitely enjoy it more as you will be able to be one with the rolling hills and animals that feed off the plains. It offers quite the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We did a hike from the parking area to the summit of one of the hills. About 1-1.5 miles is what we did, but there are much longer trails. Nice view of the Flint Hills from where we stopped. Hot July day limited us. Beautiful scenery and walk into the natural area.

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Thank Joe B
North, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

Konza Prairie was a magnificent place to visit. Open spaces to walk. We were lucky to arrive when a group of school children were learning in the old school house. It was like "Little House on the Prairie". So happy we made the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

Take the time to listen to the grass grow. It is one of the only natural grass preserves in the United States. It has thousands of different grasses, some planted or brought by pioneers and some brought by the wind.

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