• 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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  • Recent Aggressive Bison Behavior

    Bison have recently exhibited some aggressive behavior. Hikers are alerted. Hiking is still available with alternate trails around Windmill Pasture. If hiking through the pasture, please stay at least 100 yards away from the bison or turn around. More »


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Second bison calf born at the preserve


  • More bison babies have arrived at the preserve as of June 3, 2013. Please use extreme caution and do not come in close contact with mother and baby. Remember, these are wild animals and will respond accordingly if they feel threatened. It is best to view bison calves from a 1/4 mile distance.

  • 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.

    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?

Collared lizards at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Collared lizards can run on their hind legs with a stride that reaches more than 3 times the length of their bodies.