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May 11, 2017
Fun Family Activities Over Memorial Day Weekend
Strong City, KS - Come to Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve for the Memorial Day Weekend and enjoy three days of activities geared toward family fun and making memories. All activities are free of charge.

May 03, 2017
Tourism Helps Boost Local Economy
Strong City, KS - According to a recently released report, visitors to Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in 2016 contributed over 1.7 million dollars to the regional economy, roughly within 60 miles.

April 10, 2017
Junior Ranger Day at the Preserve
Strong City, KS - Kids learn about Morse Code during the annual Junior Ranger Day at the Preserve

March 28, 2017
Prescribed Fire Season at the Preserve 2017
Strong City, Kansas – Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve announced its prescribed fire season beginning now through April.

February 13, 2017
Artist in Residency Program 2017
Strong City, KS - Deadline is fast approaching for the 2017 Artist in Residency Program.

January 10, 2017
Preserves 40 Miles of Trails are Accessible Through Technology
Strong City, Kansas- Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is pleased to announce that the preserve’s hiking trails, schoolhouse, and ranch headquarters area are now accessible to visitors who are blind or visually impaired through the use of GPS technology and a hand-held device.

December 23, 2016
Partners Receive Regional and National Awards for Partnership
Strong City, KS - The Nature Conservancy was the recipient of two awards, the National Park Service’s Midwest Regional Partnership Award for Excellence in Partnering and the 2016 Director’s Partnership Award by the Office of Partnerships and Philanthropic Stewardship, Washington, D.C.


December 23, 2016
The Nature Conservancy Receives Regional and National Awards

November 16, 2016
Christmas Celebration at the Spring Hill Ranch

November 14, 2016
Reservations Begin November 21st for the Preserve's First Candlelight Tour

November 3, 2016
Come Celebrate 20 Years of the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

October 5, 2016
Prairie Harvest Festival at the Preserve

September 20, 2016
Preserve's Centennial Quilt Wins a Blue Ribbon at the KS State Fair

September 9, 2016
Experience a Good Old-Fashioned Box Lunch Social and Wagon Rides at the Preserve

September 8, 2016
Fall Burning at the Preserve

August 19, 2016
National Park Service Celebrates 100 Years: Special Centennial Event at the Preserve

July 13, 2016
Tallgrass Prairie Youth Day Camp at the Preserve

July 5, 2016
NPS Duct Tape Traveling Exhibit

July 5, 2016
Birds of Prey and Birding 101 Wagon Rides

June 27, 2016
Cowboy Independence Day at the Preserve

June 20, 2016
Historic Horse-Drawn Haying Event

June 2, 2016
Prairie Pollinators: Wildflower and Butterflies Celebration

May 27, 2016
Iconic Elm Tree Damaged at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

May 26, 2016
8th Annual Butterfly Count and Pollinator Weekend

May 19, 2016
Kid's Hard Work and Play over Memorial Day Weekend

April 4, 2016
Become a Centennial Junior Ranger at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

April 2, 2016
"Fire in the Flint Hills" Evening Program at the Preserve

April 1, 2016
Dr. Jim Hoy Presents "Singing the Cattle North"

March 24, 2016
Night Sky Program at the Preserve

March 18, 2016
Celebrate Women's History Month with Women's Voices of the Flint Hills

March 11, 2016
From Jockey Sleeves to Bustles: 50 Years of Women's Clothing

February 29, 2016
Public Comment Period Begins for Draft Fire Management Plan and EA

February 22, 2016
Join with Bright Star Touring Theater and the National Park Service to Lift Every Voice

February 11, 2016
Prescribed Fire Season at the Preserve

February 3, 2016
People of the Prairie Presentation

January 27, 2016
4th Grade Arts and Essay Contest and Every Kid in a Park

January 11, 2016
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Presents an "Indoor" Night Sky Program

December 22, 2015
Winter Sunday Film Festival at the Preserve

Clip from The National Parks: America's Best Idea


December 8,2015
Old-Fashioned Christmas at the Preserve

November 2, 2015
Winter Hours and Holiday Closure Schedule for the Preserve

October 20, 2015
"Calling all Artists" for a New Artist Program at the Preserve

Application for Artist in Non-Residency Program - download pdf

Visit for full details of program

October 2, 2015
Prairie Harvest Festival at the Preserve

September 8, 2015
The Preserve Launches Every Kid in a Park Pass

September 1, 2015
Labor Day Fun and Festivities in the Old Stone Barn

August 26, 2015
Now is a Great Time to Come Visit the Preserve

August 18, 2015
"Calling all Quilters" to Display Quilts for the Labor Day Weekend

June 29, 2015
Good Old-Fashioned Fun on the Fourth at the Preserve

June 8, 2015
7th Annual Marvin Schwilling Memorial Butterfly Count

May 26, 2015
Prairie Ecology and Plant Nature Walk at the Preserve

May 7, 2015
Wagon Rides and Children's Farm and Ranch Day

May 5, 2015
Tourism to the Preserve Creates $997,000 in Economic Benefits

April 20, 2015
Special Junior Ranger Program to Celebrate National Park Week

March 25, 2015
Prescribed Fire Season at the Preserve

February 9, 2015
President's Budget Requests $3 billion for National Park Service


December 15, 2014
Preserve Buildings Closed for Holidays on December 25th and 26th

November 19, 2014
Good Old-Fashioned Christmas in the Barn Holiday Event

November 7, 2014
Bison Herd Doubles Overnight at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve!

October 2, 2014
Fall Prescribed Fire and Bison Bring Changes to the Preserve

August 22, 2014
Reopening of the Historic Barn Celebrated with a Quilt Display

August 21, 2014
Smokey Bear and the National Smokey Bear Collection Exhibit Comes to the Preserve

June 27, 2014
Good Old-Fashioned Fun on the Fifth at the Preserve

June 5, 2014
6th Annual Marvin Schwilling Memorial Butterfly Count at the Preserve

Please call ahead or check out our Facebook page at:

Annual Butterfly Count may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Call 620-344-2899 or 5391 or 620-273-8494 and leave a message.

May 19, 2014
Summer Activity Schedule Begins June 1st at the Preserve

May 16, 2014
Student Car Stop Artwork Reflects "Green" Messages

May 9, 2014
Wagon Rides and Children's Farm and Ranch Day

April 18, 2014
Let's Experience the Great Outdoors

March 25, 2014
Prescribed Fire Season at the Preserve

February 26, 2014
The Public is Invited to Provide Input for a Large Event Plan and Environmental Assessment at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

February 18, 2014
One of the World's Top Seven Sunsets Can be Found in the Kansas Flint Hills

January 31, 2014
Visitor Center Reopens Sundays; ongoing project work recapped

November 22, 2013

Special Holiday Event at the Preserve

October 17, 2013
Preserve Reopens to Visitors, Announces Shift to Off-Season Operations

September 9,2013
Changes in Operations Come Early at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

August 27, 2013
8th Annual Quilt Display this Labor Day Weekend
Quilt information is on page 2 of this press release.

August 27, 2013
Experience the Hard Work and Fun of the Good Ole Days This Labor Day Weekend

July 3, 2013
Historic Music in the Barn

June 21, 2013
Birds of Prey Program at the Preserve

June 12, 2013
5th Annual Marvin Schwilling Memorial Butterfly Count at the Preserve

May 17, 2013
Tallgrass Prairie Begins Summer Schedule with Children's Farm and Ranch Activities

April 24, 2013
Chase County Elem 4th Grade Students Visit India Using Social Media

April 12, 2013
Picnic for Earth Kicks off National Park Week at the Preserve

April 3, 2013
Prescribed Fire at the Preserve

February 26, 2013
Preserve Tourism Creates $901,000 in Local Economic Benefits

December 19, 2012
Public Comment Period Begins on Draft Exotic Plant Management Plan & Env. Assessment

November 1, 2012
Special Holiday Celebration at the Preserve

October 1, 2012
Holiday Closure Schedule Announced

August 23, 2012
7th Annual Quilt Display at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

July 13, 2012
Salazar and Sebelius to Celebrate New Tallgrass Prairie Visitor Center

June 22, 2012
Bookstore Opens & Dream Rocket Exhibit at the Preserve

June 14, 2012
4th Annual Butterfly Count at the Preserve

May 15, 2012
Children's Farm and Ranch Special Event

May 2, 2012
Birds of Prey and Prairie Bus Tours

March 8, 2012
Economic Impact of the Preserve


November 10, 2011
Special Holiday Event at the Preserve

September 9, 2011
Trenching Temporarily Redirects Parking and Tour Availability

August 24, 2011
Historic Chase County Quilts Displayed Over Labor Day Weekend

June 22, 2011
Good Old-Fashioned 4th of July Activities at the Preserve

June 20, 2011
Kite Cam Takes Off at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

June 6, 2011
3rd Annual Butterfly Counts in the Flint Hills

May 18, 2011
Memorial Day Weekend Children's Activities

May 11, 2011
Basic Tools and Ranching Skills Demonstrated at the Preserve

May 8, 2011
Special Birds of Prey Program and Children's Workshop

April 27, 2011
Historic Characters Spin Music and "Yarns" at the Preserve

April 15, 2011
Junior Rangers Kick Off Tallgrass Prairie's Summer Schedule

March 21, 2011
Student Designed Quilts Begin Tour Across Nation

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