• 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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    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 »

Be A Junior Ranger

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New crop of Junior Rangers at the preserve.

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Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is looking for special Junior Rangers. To earn a Junior Ranger badge from the preserve, you must complete the activities found in the activity book. Come to the park and receive a booklet or print a copy of the booklet below. Complete five activities, then mail the booklet to the preserve. The rangers will check your work and mail the booklet back to you, along with an official Junior Ranger badge.

Visit Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in person (or virtually) to earn your badge and become a Junior Ranger today!


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