• 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 »

  • Handicap Parking Available at Visitor Center

    For the next several months, the handicap parking area by the barn is closed until the barn construction project is complete. Handicap parking is available at the Visitor Center.

News

2nd baby bison  born

Second bison calf born at the preserve

NPS

  • 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.

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  • 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.
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  • 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?

Smoke tornadoes created from spring prairie burns at the preserve.

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