• 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 »

Fun Fact Activity Books for Kids

Fun Fact Book

Fun Facts About Birds & Wildlife

Kansas Scenic Byways has produced booklets on the natural and cultural features of Kansas. They are filled with many unknown and interesting facts, including games and a map of all Kansas scenic byways. Click on the titles below to learn more.

Architectural Fun Facts

Birds and Wildlife Fun Facts

Farms and Ranches Fun Facts

Grasses, Trees, Wildflowers, & Shrubs Fun Facts

Roads, Highways, & Byways Fun Facts

Rocks, Fossils, & Landscape Fun Facts

Weather Fun Facts

Did You Know?

The ranch house at the Spring Hill Ranch is made of limestone blocks.

The limestone blocks used to build the historic house, barn, and outbuildings weigh over 160 pounds per cubic foot. Limestone was quarried locally, faced or quoined, then brought to the ranch for building purposes. Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve