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Address: Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Strong City, KS

An 11-room mansion built in 1881 from local limestone that was listed on...

An 11-room mansion built in 1881 from local limestone that was listed on The National Register of Historic Places since 1971 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1997.

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great for history lovers

Not a lot of flash here, but if you want to view life on the prairies as it was in the 1880s, this is it. Wish the house could be kept up better. We would love to return when... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2012
Whitewater, Kansas
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Whitewater, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2012

Not a lot of flash here, but if you want to view life on the prairies as it was in the 1880s, this is it. Wish the house could be kept up better. We would love to return when they have interpreters (living historians) there.

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Central PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2012

Part of the Tall Prairie Grassland site. If you've never been in a two-story stone barn, here's your chance. The house has an unusual, multi-level layout and great views. The tour is self-guided but there's a park ranger there to tell you stories, so ask questions! Hearing about the family makes it so much more interesting than reading it.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2012

nice hiking in the Flint Hills. Go on a day when it is not too hot, because there is very little shade. Take plenty of water. The house has been restored and is a historical site. It used to be interesting to visit, but since the National Park service took over, there is a lot you cannot see and the... More 

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Newton, KS
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2012

Although the house and barn are impressive to look at there is very little to see inside either. The house has only a couple of rooms to look at and once you've seen the inside of one barn you have seen them all. There is a new visitors center under construction and I understand that when it's finished work will... More 

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Mission, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

check out the NPS site for Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. A genuine and rewarding experience. Great for families - ages 6 and up. Good rooms and food in Cottonwood Falls and Council Grove if needed. Don't be surprised by the wind - this is open prairie and beats Chicago!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

A great historic site with lots of natural beauty. We used to even do school field trips here when I was a kid, so I have many fond memories....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2002

The 1881 Victorian Ranch House and enormous Limestone barn, set on the natural prairie, offer great opportunity for the camera buff. Come at first light (or dusk) or immediately after a rainfall to catch the play of light defining the face of stone. Shoot the majestic proportions of Ranch and Barn or the more intimate space of a one room... More 

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