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Maxwell Wildlife Refuge

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We took a day trip for spring break with our granddaughter wanting to show her a buffalo up close... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Wichita, Kansas
Witness the Kansas Prairie as it was 150 years ago

What a great place to visit and observe the wildlife of the Kansas Prairie from days gone by... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Greg H
Ellsworth, Kansas
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took a day trip for spring break with our granddaughter wanting to show her a buffalo up close. Wow! Did we ever see one up close. We drove the through road looking hard hoping to catch a glimpse of some maybe. We created a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank USIN0Z
Reviewed 7 November 2018

What a great place to visit and observe the wildlife of the Kansas Prairie from days gone by. Buffalo and Elk heards in their natural habitat, native plants of the prairie. Maxwell Wildlife Refuge is a great educational experience with a very informative staff. A...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Greg H
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

What a place this is. This little gem is in the prairie hills of Kansas. It's about 45 minutes south and east of Salina. It's over 2,000 acres and is home to wild buffalo & elk, among other animals. You'll probably have a little better...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank travelgreatcountry
Reviewed 30 July 2018

This is so worth the drive to see Bison out on the prairie. I took my two teenage children and we all enjoyed the tram ride and tour guide information. I would highly recommend. You need to call ahead for reservations.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank travelfun1111
Reviewed 6 June 2018

This was a great find in central Kansas. It is staffed by volunteers that do a great job! The lady who took my reservations was so nice and friendly. She was quick in returning my phone call. The price (I believe $10 for 45 minutes)...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank FromSea2ShiningC
Reviewed 10 February 2018

This place is incredible on many levels, the most relevant being how they take you right into a herd of bison, (safely, riding on a tram) when you take the tour. You can drive though the refuge for free and you might see the buffalo...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Cathy L
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Be sure to call ahead and arrange a tour. The tours are run by a volunteer staff so it is best to plan several days in advance of going. There is a gravel, country road that runs thru a portion of the refuge but seeing...More

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank Jim_Griggs
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

A wonderful small lake and wildlife area. Good fishing and camping. Rustic no electricity and sewer dump at the campsites. One cabin for rent if you need one. You can drive tru the Buffalo area and see the majestic creatures up close. At times you...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Doug E
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Wonderful heard of managed buffalo. Tours by appointment, and great for group outings. They have an annual buffalo auction. There is a very nice little tour center with some historic items and select gifts. Donations or membership in Friends of Maxwell is encouraged. I visit...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 1 October 2015

I have been here a lot on their trail rides. The views are amazing and you get to see buffalo and elk in their environment. The lunch has always been with buffalo meat. Always good. They have trams also that go out for a close...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank 1Emilee
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