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“don't go in a vette”
Review of Tallgrass Prairie

Tallgrass Prairie
Ranked #216 of 805 things to do in Oklahoma
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Owner description: A preserve, helping to keep alive the nation's most endangered major ecosystem.
Reviewed August 13, 2011

Went today on a "day trip" - in a corvette. All of the roads in the preserve are gravel and very rough. It was horrible - the car will never be the same. Locals flying by, rocks flyng everywhere. We didn't think we would ever get out of there. I couldn't drive over about 10 mph. If we had known, we would have gone in the truck and would have had a great time - because we saw hundreds of bison. Maybe a dozen different herds of 50 to 100 or more each - up close and personal. I think the "loop" is actually about a 1000 miles.

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Reviewed June 19, 2011

My wife and I went here today and drove all of the places that we could. We saw one bison from about a quarter-mile away. There is a nice information center and a bunkhouse that is from the 1920's. We hiked the one-mile trail on a 95 degree day - the trail was fine for beginners. Unless you are in the area for another reason, I wouldn't come to this preserve. It is a preserve first, then an attraction second.

2  Thank AlphaRam
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Reviewed December 27, 2008

The Tallgrass Prairie Preserve in Northeast Oklahoma is a reestablished portion of the prairie by the Nature Conservancy. Educational programs that include controlling invasive plants, controlled burns and better grazing practices help continue the ecosystem. The reintroduction of bison to the prairie has also helped to maintain the prairie. The original herd of 300 bison that was introduced in 1993 has grown to about 2,500 head. The bison are monitored to control disease and genetic mixing. The bison can be viewed safely from your vehicle while driving the ten-mile bison loop. There are some marked hiking trails available. Travel Safe_JAGIN

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Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile
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Reviewed July 16, 2015
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