• The setting sun over the Flint Hills casts shadows across the wide expanse of tallgrass prairie.

    Tallgrass Prairie

    National Preserve Kansas

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  • Reminder, Bison Are Wild Animals

    Windmill Pasture is home to the bison herd. They have been quite active in recent weeks. Please stay on the trails and use caution in their vicinity. Do not come in close contact with the bison. Allow at least 100 yards between you and the herd. More »

Contact Us

We have moved to our new visitor center and administrative offices. Continue to call the rangers at 620-273-8494 (then hit zero to reach the visitor center desk) from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to schedule a guided tour or for information. If you are unable to reach someone, please call the administrative offices at 620-273-6034.

e-mail us for visitor information

Due to staff shortages, please allow 2 weeks for a reply

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
Attn: Park Rangers (Jr. Ranger Program)
2480 B Ks Hwy 177
Strong City, KS 66869

Visitor Information
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Visitor Center
2480B KS Hwy 177
Strong City, KS 66869
Phone: 620-273-8494

Administrative Headquarters and Park Superintendent

Visitor Center


Did You Know?

Limestone and flint on the surface of the soil kept it from being tilled

Zebulon Pike unknowingly named the Flint Hills based on his journal entry in 1806 as he camped and passed through very 'ruff' hills of flint. This flint kept the prairie from being tilled. Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve