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    Tallgrass Prairie

    National Preserve Kansas

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  • Prescribed Fire Season - Trails east of Fox Creek are CLOSED TODAY

    All trails in the Two Section Pastures, including catch and release fishing are closed today. Please call ahead at 620-273-8494 and hit 0 to check trail availability. For your safety, please obey signs and do not venture beyond closed areas. More »

  • 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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Tallgrass Prairie Press Releases -


ALERT - The preserve is using prescribed fire March 28th and 29th. West side trails are Closed. East side trails remain OPEN.

March 25, 2014
Prescribed Fire Season at the Preserve

February 26, 2014
The Public is Invited to Provide Input for a Large Event Plan and Environmental Assessment at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

February 18, 2014
One of the World's Top Seven Sunsets Can be Found in the Kansas Flint Hills

January 31, 2014
Visitor Center Reopens Sundays; ongoing project work recapped

November 22, 2013

Special Holiday Event at the Preserve

October 17, 2013
Preserve Reopens to Visitors, Announces Shift to Off-Season Operations

September 9,2013
Changes in Operations Come Early at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

August 27, 2103
8th Annual Quilt Display this Labor Day Weekend
Quilt information is on page 2 of this press release.

August 27, 2013
Experience the Hard Work and Fun of the Good Ole Days This Labor Day Weekend

July 3, 2013
Historic Music in the Barn

June 21, 2013
Birds of Prey Program at the Preserve

June 12, 2013
5th Annual Marvin Schwilling Memorial Butterfly Count at the Preserve

May 17, 2013
Tallgrass Prairie Begins Summer Schedule with Children's Farm and Ranch Activities

April 24, 2013
Chase County Elem 4th Grade Students Visit India Using Social Media

April 12, 2013
Picnic for Earth Kicks off National Park Week at the Preserve

April 3, 2013
Prescribed Fire at the Preserve

February 26, 2013
Preserve Tourism Creates $901,000 in Local Economic Benefits

December 19, 2012
Public Comment Period Begins on Draft Exotic Plant Management Plan & Env. Assessment

November 1, 2012
Special Holiday Celebration at the Preserve

October 1, 2012
Holiday Closure Schedule Announced

August 23, 2012
7th Annual Quilt Display at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

July 13, 2012
Salazar and Sebelius to Celebrate New Tallgrass Prairie Visitor Center

June 22, 2012
Bookstore Opens & Dream Rocket Exhibit at the Preserve

June 14, 2012
4th Annual Butterfly Count at the Preserve

May 15, 2012
Children's Farm and Ranch Special Event

May 2, 2012
Birds of Prey and Prairie Bus Tours

March 8, 2012
Economic Impact of the Preserve


November 10, 2011
Special Holiday Event at the Preserve

September 9, 2011
Trenching Temporarily Redirects Parking and Tour Availability

August 24, 2011
Historic Chase County Quilts Displayed Over Labor Day Weekend

June 22, 2011
Good Old-Fashioned 4th of July Activities at the Preserve

June 20, 2011
Kite Cam Takes Off at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

June 6, 2011
3rd Annual Butterfly Counts in the Flint Hills

May 18, 2011
Memorial Day Weekend Children's Activities

May 11, 2011
Basic Tools and Ranching Skills Demonstrated at the Preserve

May 8, 2011
Special Birds of Prey Program and Children's Workshop

April 27, 2011
Historic Characters Spin Music and "Yarns" at the Preserve

April 15, 2011
Junior Rangers Kick Off Tallgrass Prairie's Summer Schedule

March 21, 2011
Student Designed Quilts Begin Tour Across Nation

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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.