• 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 »

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2nd baby bison  born

Second bison calf born at the preserve

NPS

  • The historic barn is now open after several months of rehabilitation on the flooring, joists, and supports.
    View photos here!

  • A small but growing herd of bison now make their home on the preserve in Windmill pasture. Please do not attempt to pet or come in close contact with the bison. If threatened, they will defend themselves. Please keep a safe distance when hiking in the bison pasture.

    Read More for Bison Safety

  • Please begin your visit to the preserve at our new visitor center. Parking is to the south (left) as you enter the driveway from the highway. Please read all signs and check Facebook for more frequent updates.

    Please continue to call ahead (620-273-8494) for tour availability.
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    Past News Articles
  • Historic Reproduction Bain Wagon Arrives at the Preserve

  • The Nature Conservancy Kansas Chapter (TNC) recently closed on a nearly 2,000-acre conservation easement bordering the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve located in the Flint Hills of Chase County, Kansas.
    More information

  • Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and the Kansas Geological Survey have partnered together to create a new interactive geologic map of the preserve.

  • The preserve opened three ponds to catch and release fishing. See Outdoor Activities section for more details.

  • Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and the Flint Hills was selected as one of 8 Kansas Wonders.

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