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Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

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Address: 2840B KS Hwy 177, Strong City, KS 66869
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+1 620-273-8494
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Established in 1996, the park aims to preserve what little remains of the...

Established in 1996, the park aims to preserve what little remains of the once vast American tallgrass prairie.

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Loved seeing the buffalo calves

First of all, the price is right! We would have loved to walk the trails, but traveling with my 90 year old mother, we were happy to have the option to take the bus. One benefit... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Susan P
Park Ridge, IL
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Park Ridge, IL
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First of all, the price is right! We would have loved to walk the trails, but traveling with my 90 year old mother, we were happy to have the option to take the bus. One benefit of the bus is that the driver serves as a tour guide. We did call early in the week to make sure there was... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just an hour south of Manhattan. This prairie has lots of walking trails. Within a mile walk from the entrance we saw a herd of bison on the range. A great place to go out in the country and explore. Also at this site are farms houses and school house to explore all though we did not on this trip.

Thank spdunk
Overland Park, Kansas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went hiking several times here in the course of two days. During the day we encounter a small group of bison, very up close and personal. That night we returned for some great stargazing. Since the grass is still short in April, you don't get the full sound experience of the wind blowing the long grasses, but beautiful non-the-less.... More 

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Dumfries, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Only about 1.5 hours from Wichita where we were visiting family. Nice drive. The ranch buildings are fairly well maintained. Park office and smallish exhibit area that packs a lot of important information about the Midwest prairie grass lands, buffalo herds, years of mis-management, and the current attempts to preserve the beauty and wildlife. Here's something I wrote sitting on... More 

Thank David M
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed March 27, 2017

On touring the Flint Hills, my husband and I stopped at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. There is a very nice visitor's center there with great displays and an informational video about the area. The park ranger is very knowledgable and happy to share information with the guests. The property includes a massive estate of a former rancher that you... More 

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Gallatin, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017

Due to time constraints didn't hike any of the longer trails, just a short loop near the house. The house and barn were open and interesting. The Ranger in the visitor center was well informed and friendly. This place is definitely worth the stop.

Thank Melinda D
Michigan City, Indiana
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Reviewed March 16, 2017

Great place to hang out for the day and do some hiking, and there was also a home and some farm buildings to look at. Just be careful on a hike if it's really hot outside, there's not much cover. Also, there's a great chance you won't see any bison if they're on the move.

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Reviewed March 13, 2017

This is a great adventure for history and wildlife lovers. We hiked up to see the bison herd and were not disappointed. We were warned not to get too close, but it is fun to be able to walk to where they are and not be behind an enclosure. They seemed accustomed to seeing people with cameras. It was a... More 

Thank Sarah B
Weyerhaeuser, Wisconsin
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Reviewed February 24, 2017

We arrived late in the day - just before the buildings closed. But the trails are well marked and were a great break from a long day of driving. Spring Hill Farm and Ranch is fascinating and beautiful. Great audio tour available with your cell phone, and grounds are well maintained. Bison were grazing along the trail. Will go back... More 

Thank Carol H
Mulvane, Kansas
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Reviewed February 20, 2017

It's a little drive out onto the plains, but well worth it. The house is really neat and you can just imagine the gem it was in it's prime. The house has lots of steps, so for those with mobility issues this would be a problem. They are many trails to enjoy. Check out the HUGE old barn, it's very... More 

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