• 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 »

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?

Grazing cattle at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Cattle can gain up to 2 pounds per day grazing on the prairie grasses of the Flint Hills. The calcium found in the limestone erodes into the soil, making the prairie plants more nutritious for grazing animals. Cattle grazing is still the main agricultural use of the Flint Hills today.