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 »
Handicap Parking Available at Visitor Center
For the next several months, the handicap parking area by the barn is closed until the barn construction project is complete. Handicap parking is available at the Visitor Center.
Accessibility at the Preserve
National Park Service
Virtual Tour Page
Due to construction this season, these buildings are closed.
Historic One-room Schoolhouse
On weekends (Saturday and Sunday) in May, June, September, and October the Lower Fox Creek Schoolhouse is open for viewing from noon until 4 p.m. and is staffed by volunteers. The schoolhouse is accessible via removable ramps. Please call ahead for assistance. Follow the link below to view the interior of the buildings.
Audio Visual Program
The visitor center has handicap parking available. Due to construction on the barn, the handicap parking near the barn is closed.
Restroom facilities at the historic ranch headquarters are available adjacent to the barn.
The Bottomland Trail offers a flushable comfort station equipped for wheelchairs.
Did You Know?
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.