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Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

2840B KS Hwy 177, Strong City, KS 66869
+1 620-273-8494
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Loved seeing the buffalo calves

First of all, the price is right! We would have loved to walk the trails, but traveling with my 90... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Susan P
Park Ridge, IL
Bison and open fields

Just an hour south of Manhattan. This prairie has lots of walking trails. Within a mile walk from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
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2840B KS Hwy 177, Strong City, KS 66869
+1 620-273-8494
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Reviewed 6 days ago

First of all, the price is right! We would have loved to walk the trails, but traveling with my 90 year old mother, we were happy to have the option to take the bus. One benefit of the bus is that the driver serves as...More

1  Thank Susan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just an hour south of Manhattan. This prairie has lots of walking trails. Within a mile walk from the entrance we saw a herd of bison on the range. A great place to go out in the country and explore. Also at this site are...More

Thank spdunk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went hiking several times here in the course of two days. During the day we encounter a small group of bison, very up close and personal. That night we returned for some great stargazing. Since the grass is still short in April, you don't...More

Thank Maureen P
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Only about 1.5 hours from Wichita where we were visiting family. Nice drive. The ranch buildings are fairly well maintained. Park office and smallish exhibit area that packs a lot of important information about the Midwest prairie grass lands, buffalo herds, years of mis-management, and...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 28 March 2017

On touring the Flint Hills, my husband and I stopped at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. There is a very nice visitor's center there with great displays and an informational video about the area. The park ranger is very knowledgable and happy to share information...More

Thank Melissa E
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Due to time constraints didn't hike any of the longer trails, just a short loop near the house. The house and barn were open and interesting. The Ranger in the visitor center was well informed and friendly. This place is definitely worth the stop.

Thank Melinda D
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Great place to hang out for the day and do some hiking, and there was also a home and some farm buildings to look at. Just be careful on a hike if it's really hot outside, there's not much cover. Also, there's a great chance...More

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a great adventure for history and wildlife lovers. We hiked up to see the bison herd and were not disappointed. We were warned not to get too close, but it is fun to be able to walk to where they are and not...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 25 February 2017

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...More

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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...More

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In what season is the grass tallest ? Is late June an appropriate time to visit?
22 May 2017|
Response from Sarah B | Reviewed this property |
We were there in February so I can't really answer that question but if the grass is too tall, it would be hard to see the bison. It is a national wildlife refuge, so I am sure if you contact the rangers at the office, they... More
any hotels near here
13 January 2017|
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Response from Clarice E | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in a great bnb: Lark Inn on Cottonwood, Strong City. There are other bnb's owned by the same owner in town. The town is interesting and there is a vegetarian restaurant, which was unfortunately closed when we were... More