• 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 »

Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour of the Spring Hill Farm and Stock Ranch

Click on the links below to take a closer look at a specific building.

Ranch House

Spring Room

Curing Room

Outhouse

Icehouse

Barn

Carriage House

Chicken House

Scratch Shed

School

 
lithograph
1887 lithograph of the Spring Hill Farm and Stock Ranch built by Stephen F. Jones

Did You Know?

Limestone and flint on the surface of the soil kept it from being tilled

Zebulon Pike unknowingly named the Flint Hills based on his journal entry in 1806 as he camped and passed through very 'ruff' hills of flint. This flint kept the prairie from being tilled. Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve