Flint Hills

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The Flint Hills National Scenic Byway offers incredible views of the native grasses and flowers of the tallgrass prairie - one of the last remaining such landscapes left in America. Much of the land along the Byway looks as it did thousands of years ago when the Kaw, Osage and other native tribes lived here. Early settlers navigated the famous Santa Fe Trail through here, some stopping to build the towns of Council Grove, Cottonwood Falls and Strong City.

Today, the Flint Hills area is home to the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and such historic venues as the Kaw Nation Heritage Park and Kaw Mission State Historic Site and Museum. You'll also find towns filled with charming shops, restaurants, artwork and antiques.  

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 The Flint Hills

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Charley Klamm
A Top 10 Iconic Drive
The Flint Hills National Scenic Byway is considered one of 10 iconic drives in the United States according to Smarter Travel. View the article.
A Sea of Grass
The awe-inspiring beauty of the rolling hills, prairie vistas and the Tallgrass Prairie Natural Preserve put you smack dab in the middle of a living artwork that bloggers have described as a feeling of “floating on a sea of grass.”

These places offer interesting history, plus great dining, shopping and lodging options: