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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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Located in Chase County in the heart of the beautiful Flint Hills, this National Preserve... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Worth a stop if you are driving by but I wouldn't go too far out of the way to visit

We were there in late October on a weekday and the weather wasn't great so maybe it's better during... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Established in 1996, the park aims to preserve what little remains of the once vast American tallgrass prairie.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bison” (33 reviews)
“visitor center” (23 reviews)
“the barn” (14 reviews)
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2840B KS Hwy 177, Strong City, KS 66869
+1 620-273-8494
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in Chase County in the heart of the beautiful Flint Hills, this National Preserve celebrates and honors one of America's most interesting and unique ecosystems. The original home and the extraordinary barn are just part of the story. Experience the trails and breathtaking vistas...More

Thank TeddyDean
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there in late October on a weekday and the weather wasn't great so maybe it's better during more popular times or in the Spring. However, we were not super impressed especially since we'd heard from several people we really needed to go here....More

Thank ColoTravellers
Reviewed October 16, 2017

in the welcome center you get some information about wildlife, plants, seasons ...An employee gives you detailed information about the different trails you can walk there. sorry i did not see any buffalos.

1  Thank eva1500
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous. We took the (free) bus ride one way, and hiked a beautiful northern loop around the park. We saw bison, two rattlesnakes, a box turtle (state reptile!), Mormon crickets, several Northern harriers, a flock of cranes, and scores of raptors and other birds. Friendly...More

Thank Andrew G. S
Reviewed October 8, 2017

You can spend 2 hrs or a day here depending on what your interests are. I called ahead of time to book us a spot on the tour and this turned out to be good as the bus was full....it can seat only 28 people...so...More

1  Thank Anna S
Reviewed September 10, 2017 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
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May 21, 2017|
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Response from Melissa E | Reviewed this property |
Late June will probably be a good time to see the grass at a pretty decent height. I would suggest that the later in summer you can go, the taller it will be. When you go, make sure to use insect repellant as there could... More
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.