Last Stand of the Tallgrass Prairie

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.

beautiful image of green prairie with orange butterfly milkweed in the foreground

Plan Your Visit to the Preserve

The preserve offers many activities and experiences, such as hiking, fishing, education programs, and prairie bus tours. Call 620-273-8494.

visitors having fun pitching hay into the hay wagon using pitchforks

Visit our Calendar of Events Page

This year marks the 100th birthday of the National Park Service and the 20th birthday of the preserve. Visit the calendar of events page.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

2480B KS Hwy 177
Strong City, KS 66869


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