• 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?

Smoke tornadoes created from spring prairie burns at the preserve.

Kansas is tied with Florida for 3rd place in most number of tornadoes per year. This tornado is actually a "smoke devil" spawned from annual spring prairie burns at the preserve. Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve