• 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 »

Goods & Services

Chase County Courthouse
Chase County Courthouse 1873 - On a clear day, the preserve's ranch buildings can be seen from the courthouse's highest oval window nearly 5.5 miles away.
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Strong City and Cottonwood Falls Communities

Strong City is located two miles southeast of the historic ranch headquarters area on K-177 (Flint Hills National Scenic Byway). Restaurants, lodging, gasoline, postal services, city park, and a grocery store are available.

Cottonwood Falls is the county seat and is located five miles southeast of the historic ranch headquarters area on K-177 (Flint Hills National Scenic Byway). Restaurants, lodging, gasoline, postal services, camping, two parks, library, museums, and area shops are available.

For a complete listing of all available goods and services in Chase County, visit the Chase County Chamber of Commerce website.

Did You Know?

Collared lizards at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Collared lizards can run on their hind legs with a stride that reaches more than 3 times the length of their bodies.