• 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 »

  • 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.

Event Details

  • Everyday from 07/01/2014 to 10/31/2014

    guided tour
    Location: Start at Visitor Center Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM Fee Information: free Contact Name: Rangers Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 620-273-8494

Beginning July 1st and extending through October, join a ranger for a 40-minute guided tour of the ranch headquarters area. Learn about the historic ranch, the natural tallgrass prairie environment, and how the prairie and the people affected each other. Walking tour will conclude on the Southwind Nature Trail, where you will be encouraged to continue your prairie experience with a walk to the Lower Fox Creek one-room school. 

New This Year - The one-room school will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Labor Day weekend.

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