Guided Tours

bus tour and tall grasses in the fall
Bus tour among the fall tall grasses

Guided Prairie Bus Tours - 60 - 90 minutes

  • June 1 - October 28, 2018 -
    Monday through Friday - Daily tour at 11 a.m.
    Saturday and Sunday - Daily tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    All tours dependent on staffing availability and dry road conditions.

Bus Tours are provided from the last Saturday in April through the last Sunday in October.

Please call 620-273-8494 (hit 0) to make your free reservation. Walk-ins are welcome, but to assure your space, a reservation is suggested. Please check in at the visitor center to let staff know you have arrived. All activities at the preserve are free of charge.

As no restrooms are available on the prairie, please use the facilities before the tour. We also suggest you use bug spray and bring water for your comfort. Emergency cold water is available on the tour as needed.

Wet road conditions or low staffing levels may cancel a tour. If you have made a reservation and a tour must be cancelled, you will receive a call the morning of the tour. We welcome you to experience the preserve and all its beauty and history.

ranger tours
Ranger-led tours

NPS Photo

The historic buildings are open daily and may also be viewed at our Virtual Tour Section.

ranger guided house tour
Guided tour of the house

Guided House Tours - 25 minutes

During the summer months, daily guided house tours of the 1881 limestone Spring Hill Ranch house are conducted as staffing allow. Please check at the visitor center for scheduled tour times.

Winter house tours are mostly self-guided, as staffing levels are lower. Interpretive text panels are inside the house, barn, and outbuildings all year long to help tell the stories of the people living at the ranch. Cell phone tours are also available via this website and on site. All activities are free of charge.

Last updated: June 19, 2018

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Mailing Address:

2480B KS Hwy 177
Strong City, KS 66869


(620) 273-8494 xhit 0

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