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 makes its last stand.

scenic photo showing the historic limestone barn, house, and other buildings of the ranch.

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.

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

Learn about the Natural Prairie World

A world of discovery is here as you see it's "much more than just grass." Learn about the flora and fauna of the tallgrass prairie.

visitors having fun pitching hay into the hay wagon using pitchforks

Visit our Calendar of Events Page

Special events throughout the year can be found here.

visitors preparing the Trekker Breeze units before hiking the trails

Accessibility at the Preserve

Accessible hiking trails, audio described exhibits and 10-minute park video with hearing devices (also open captioned), and more.

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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: March 17, 2020

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Mailing Address:

2480B KS Hwy 177
Strong City, KS 66869


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