Trails on the West Side are Closed Today
All trails on the west side are closed today due to prescribed fire. For your safety, please obey signs and do not venture beyond closed areas. The historic ranch buildings remain open and all areas to the east of Hwy 177 are open to hiking More »
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 »
Parks as Classrooms
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve has lesson plans for teachers of various grades. Lessons and activities may be used to supplement classroom instruction or to prepare for a visit to the preserve.
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Field trips to Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve include the following: a 2-hour guided tour of the historic buildings and the native tallgrass prairie, Jr. Ranger Program, Leave No Trace Scavenger Hunt, "Looking Small...Thinking Big Activity", or an 1880s Spring Hill Ranch Living History program (upon staff availability). Please call ahead to 620-273-8494 (hit 0) and schedule a program today