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 »
New Visitor Center
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.
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.
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?
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