Last Stand of the Tallgrass Prairie
Where's the tall grass?
Tallgrass prairie once covered 170 million acres of North America. Within a generation the vast majority was developed and plowed under. Today less than 4% remains, mostly here in the Kansas Flint Hills. The preserve protects a nationally significant remnant of the once vast tallgrass prairie and its cultural resources. Here the tallgrass prairie takes its last stand.
Tour Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
The preserve offers a wide variety of activities and experiences, such as hiking, fishing, education programs, and ranger-led tours. Enjoy the park!Read More
Special Holiday Event at the Preserve
On November 30th from noon until 4 pm, come to the preserve and hear historic music in the parlors and witness a holiday party in the ranch house.Read More
Preserve Reopens and New Winter Hours
The preserve reopens after the Shut-down and announces new winter hours. From Nov. 3, 2013 - Feb. 2014 the buildings will be closed on Sundays.Read More
The Bison Herd at the Preserve is Growing
Continue to watch the preserve's bison herd develop. The original 13 head came from Windcave National Park in South Dakota.Read More
Kids Visit India Using Social Media
As part of National Park Week, local students visit with Range Forest Officer Paresh Porob of the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary in India using Facebook.Read More
Eastern National Bookstore at the Preserve
Eastern National has a selection of books covering the tallgrass prairie, cowboys, children's books, and other items to make your visit memorable.Read More
Learn About the Preserve's Natural Resources
The Natural Resource Division works with our partners to monitor the natural environment at the Preserve. Follow the link to learn more.Read More
Student-Designed Quilts Begin National Tour
Over 250 children and adults worked together to tell the untold stories of the National Park Sites in Kansas. The quilts brought together many people.Read More
Did You Know?
Collared lizards can run on their hind legs with a stride that reaches more than 3 times the length of their bodies.