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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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A place to see and experience the tall grass prairie

It was very windy and quite cool the afternoon we visited but still took in a good walk and visit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
NorsemanOBN
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Thunder Bay
Beautiful day

We visited in February on our way to TX. Of course the prairie wasn't growing but still a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jackie57
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Plattevillle, Wi
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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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“visitor center” (23 reviews)
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2840B KS Hwy 177, Strong City, KS 66869
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"bison"
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"visitor center"
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"tallgrass prairie"
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"flint hills"
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"the barn"
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"hiking trails"
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"short video"
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"bring bug spray"
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"free tour"
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"nature lovers"
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"flora and fauna"
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"the junior ranger program"
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"wide open spaces"
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"great adventure"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was very windy and quite cool the afternoon we visited but still took in a good walk and visit both the interpretive centre and the ranch buildings. The park ranger was very knowledgeable about the natural history of the area. The walking trails are...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited in February on our way to TX. Of course the prairie wasn't growing but still a beautiful place. The house and barn were interesting to walk through but the house could use some more work.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove the hour south of Topeka to visit this National Park Service location. They have the Junior Ranger program, which was great! Lots to see in the visitors center and a short video to watch. The rangers were really friendly and helpful. Walking the...More

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Reviewed January 28, 2018

Stopped by on my way through the area and am sure glad I did. The information in the visitors center was very interesting. I took the walking tour through the old ranch builds and very much enjoyed the history and story behind them.

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Reviewed December 3, 2017 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

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Reviewed November 20, 2017

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

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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.

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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

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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
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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

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Katy W
April 5, 2018|
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Response from TeddyDean | Reviewed this property |
Katy, I would suggest that there are several trails that would comfortably accommodate a stroller. If you are literally wanting to run with a "jogging stroller," that might prove more challenging and not conducive to any... More
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Dennis S
January 23, 2018|
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Response from Larry B | Reviewed this property |
The weather would probably be much nicer in May and the Buffalo start calving in mid-April so you would have a better chance to see babies in May.
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sjchanda
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
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