• 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?

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