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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
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Melinda D
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Gallatin, Missouri
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Gallatin, Missouri
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

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Michigan City, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 you won't see any bison if they're on the move.

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Thank Paul B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 be behind an enclosure. They seemed accustomed to seeing people with cameras. It was a... More 

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Weyerhaeuser, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Mulvane, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 25 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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.

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Thank TheGoBird
Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 9 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.

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