• 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.

Group Tours at the Preserve

Please call ahead (620-273-8494) for tour availability.

Guided COMBO Tour - 2 hours
Ranch Headquarters and Prairie Tour
Groups of fifteen or more may schedule a ranch headquarters tour in conjunction with a prairie tour using a step-on guide on your tour bus.The combination tour includes a one-hour tour of the ranch house, barn, and outbuildings and a one-hour bus tour to the K-177 Scenic Overlook with our step-on guide. Reservations for group tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. The combination tour is available from the last Saturday in April through the last Sunday in October. Contact us:
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PRICES
Free of charge.
Please call 620-273-8494 for reservations.




Guided Ranch Headquarters Tour - 1 hour
Tours for groups of fifteen or more can be arranged throughout the year. National Park Service rangers lead visitors on a tour of the ranch house, barn, and outbuildings. The tour lasts one hour and must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Contact a park ranger for further information and details on group tours.
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PRICES
Free of charge.
Please call 620-273-8494 for reservations.


School Tour - 2 hours
Historic House, Barn, Trail, and School House -
Children are divided into groups and led by park rangers on a two-hour tour of the historic house, barn, outbuildings, Southwind Nature Trail, and Lower Fox Creek School. Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance for this activity and can be made by calling the preserve at 620-273-8494. To better serve the children and our visitors, we can only present one school tour per day. Dates fill quickly, so call now to reserve your space.
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PRICES
Free of charge.
Please call 620-273-8494 for reservations.

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.