• 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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New Visitor Center

front of new visitor center

Our new visitor center is now open to visitors

When you reach the site, turn left into our new parking area to begin your visit. The new facility has restrooms, water fountains, a short orientation film, Jr. Ranger activities, temporary exhibits, and friendly rangers to help make your experience a good one. Welcome everyone.

Visitor Center Dedication and Celebration Event

Visitor Center Green Features Press Release

doorway to the new visitor center

After entering the breezeway of the new facility, the visitor center is the building on the left with the entry way at the back. The photo to the left shows the visitor center door. See Operating Hours and Seasons page for schedule.

breezeway of new building

Breezeway in the visitor center and administration building

Enjoy a nice breeze and benches, while looking out over the prairie and waiting for one of our bus tours. Bus tours leave from the new visitor center. Reservations for the bus tours are available inside at the information desk. Visit the Bus Tour page for schedule.

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