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Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

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Address: 2840B KS Hwy 177, Strong City, KS 66869
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+1 620-273-8494
08:30 - 16:30
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Established in 1996, the park aims to preserve what little remains of the...

Established in 1996, the park aims to preserve what little remains of the once vast American tallgrass prairie.

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A Great Sample of the Prairie as it Once Was

We arrived late in the day - just before the buildings closed. But the trails are well marked and were a great break from a long day of driving. Spring Hill Farm and Ranch is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Carol H
Weyerhaeuser, Wisconsin
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Weyerhaeuser, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived late in the day - just before the buildings closed. But the trails are well marked and were a great break from a long day of driving. Spring Hill Farm and Ranch is fascinating and beautiful. Great audio tour available with your cell phone, and grounds are well maintained. Bison were grazing along the trail. Will go back... More 

Thank Carol H
Mulvane, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It's a little drive out onto the plains, but well worth it. The house is really neat and you can just imagine the gem it was in it's prime. The house has lots of steps, so for those with mobility issues this would be a problem. They are many trails to enjoy. Check out the HUGE old barn, it's very... More 

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kansas city
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

The plains roll along with native grasses and wildlife and a smattering of buffalo. There are trails to explore and much of the flora is labeled and explained. It's the real Kansas.

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We were met at the door of the visitor center by Cinda. She was friendly and enthusiastic and told us all about the Prairie and surrounding area without talking too much. This is the best grasslands we've ever visited.

Thank TheGoBird
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42 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

So interesting to see this preserve, as it would have looked hundreds of years ago! The untouched land is great to see, and you can drive right next to almost all of the park. Stop in at the visitors center and tour the house, barn, and school house. The school house is difficult to find the turn off on the... More 

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Fruita, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Quiet, rolling Flint Hills of Kansas. Hard to imagine only 4% of the original 170 million acres in North America are left. Be sure to visit the ranch house, but we were quite taken by the barn. Beautiful. Thank you Government for preserving life how it was at this worthwhile stop along the way.

Thank Mary Jo W
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We loved visiting the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve near Strong City. You get a real feel of how America was when it was we humans hadn't nearly ruined the land. There is lots to do. You can do many walks on the trails. See the field and visit the small visitor centre. Tour around the historic old ranch buildings. Its free... More 

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Randolph, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

As is pointed out in the information provided to visitors, only 4 percent of the prairie remains, so its great the government and Nature Conservancy have sought to preserve this area. We did a six mile trail loop and the views of unending grassland conveyed a sense of what it must have been like when Lewis and Clark followed the... More 

Thank Steve Z
Wuhan, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Free tour of the house, free tour on a bus around the vista points, Ranger Alex was funny and nice. Bisons wandering around 11,000 acres of prairie - great place that is relatively unknown to outsiders.

Thank eliza-china
Center Valley, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

My wife and I visited this preserve on a Tuesday in the last week of October 2016. We began by watching the 10-minute orientation movie, which was very good. We then spent about 3.5 hours walking the trails here. Our longest walk was up to the scenic overlook, by a rocky road and it was a bit hard on our... More 

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