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Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

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2840B KS Hwy 177, Strong City, KS 66869
+1 620-273-8494
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Get off the Interstate!

This was a perfect halfway point between Chicago and Boulder. We arrived about 3pm and did a quick... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
La Grange, Illinois
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Wonderful experience

We really enjoyed the bus ride out to the prairie where we were able to experience the prairie the... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2017
Larry B
Sulphur Springs, Texas
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Established in 1996, the park aims to preserve what little remains of the once vast American tallgrass prairie.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2840B KS Hwy 177, Strong City, KS 66869
+1 620-273-8494
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a perfect halfway point between Chicago and Boulder. We arrived about 3pm and did a quick walk thru the Jones home and barn (unrestored) . As an avid gardener wth an interest in midwestern native plants I was interested to see the untouched...More

Thank D B
Reviewed August 16, 2017

We really enjoyed the bus ride out to the prairie where we were able to experience the prairie the way it would have looked years ago. The ranch house and barn and outbuildings were amazing. It's incredible to think that they did all this in...More

1  Thank Larry B
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Decided to visit after a local told us about the preserve. Woke up to a good morning storm, still decided to take the drive. And by the time we arrived the storm was gone the weather was fine and we saw some pretty cool exhibits....More

1  Thank Dawne M
Reviewed August 12, 2017

The beauty of Kansas is a quiet one that is best experienced by getting out of your car and walking in the prairie. It's the only way to truly experience the openness of the Kansas sky and the vistas of the prairies. The Tallgrass Prairie...More

1  Thank drmcmoose
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

We picked a bad time of year to visit the Preserve because it was 110 degrees and the grass was not tall. We were on a road trip though and wanted to stop and see how this part of the country looked years ago and...More

Thank Tara B
Reviewed July 31, 2017

Great visitor center telling all about the preserve. Great trail throughout the preserve to view prairie and buffalo. Also, a bus shuttle for those unable to walk the trails.

Thank Susan K
Reviewed July 14, 2017

We drove a little out of our way to visit Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and were happy that we did. The Flint Hills section of Kansas is a little more "scenic" than the stereotypical view of Kansas, and Tallgrass Prairie is beautiful. Come ready with...More

Thank rebecca287
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately we went at the wrong time of the year, the Tallgrass was pretty short, but beautiful just the same. Seems the best time of the year is end of August/September. There is lots to see, worth the trip.

Thank D K
Reviewed July 3, 2017

I am so pleased to have visited this area of Kansas. One usually thinks of Kansas as flat and boring. The Flint Hills along with the special Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is anything but flat and boring. When you arrive, go to the Visitor Center...More

1  Thank Lovetogo55
Reviewed June 27, 2017

This park is a beautiful place to experience what is so rare today--the way much of our nations midsection used to be. It is a drive "off the beaten path," but well worth it. The rolling prairie in bloom with coneflowers and primroses was a...More

Thank Saralynn D
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May 21, 2017|
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Response from Tara B | Reviewed this property |
I visited in July and the grass was not tall. The park ranger stated to "visit in the fall when the grass is tall".
January 12, 2017|
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Response from Victoria D | Reviewed this property |
I stayed at a very sweet B&B in Council Grove. But I'm thinkin alittle further away there would probably a few chain hotels.