• 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?

Smoke tornadoes created from spring prairie burns at the preserve.

Kansas is tied with Florida for 3rd place in most number of tornadoes per year. This tornado is actually a "smoke devil" spawned from annual spring prairie burns at the preserve. Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve