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 »
Daily Programs and Tours Through October 2014 - 40 minutes
Saturdays and Sundays:
Staff levels and conditions permitting, all programs, except for Friday's Penmanship program, begin at the Visitor Center. Penmanship program is given at the one-room schoolhouse.
The house is currently unavailable due to maintenance, but interior photos can be seen via our Virtual Tour Section.
Prairie Bus Tours - 1 1/2 hours -
A step-on guide can board your Motorcoach and provide an interpretive prairie tour on the way to the Scenic Overlook Area south of Cottonwood Falls. If time allows, visitors may step off the bus to experience tallgrass prairie at the Scenic Overlook.
Motorcoach drop off area and parking is available at and near the new Visitor Center.
Due to the current inaccessible conditions of our bus tour road, the bus tours have been cancelled WITHIN the preserve until further notice.
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.