Where's the tall grass? Tallgrass prairie once covered 170 million acres of North America. Within a generation the vast majority was developed and plowed under. Today less than 4% remains, mostly here in the Kansas Flint Hills. The preserve protects a nationally significant remnant of the once vast tallgrass prairie and its cultural resources. Here the tallgrass prairie takes its last stand.
Last Stand of the Tallgrass Prairie
Begin Your Tallgrass Prairie Visit Today
The preserve has nearly 11,000 acres to be explored. Take a bus tour, tour the historic buildings, go on a hike, or use our cell phone tour.
Accessibility at the Preserve
Accessible hiking trails, audio described exhibits and 10-minute park video with hearing devices (also open captioned), and more.
Junior Ranger Activities
Make a day of it at the preserve with a picnic lunch, some hiking, kid friendly ranch activities, and Jr. Ranger programs.
Last updated: July 18, 2017