Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
Strong City, KS 66869
Phone: (620) 273-8494
Nearly 11,000 acres of wide open space, beautiful vistas, seasonal wildflowers, wildlife, bison herd, and plenty of solitude. The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is the only unit in the National Park Service dedicated to preserving a rare remnant of tallgrass prairie. The preserve has over 40 miles of hiking and nature trails.
Visitors can enjoy historic house tours of an 1880s limestone mansion, a massive three story limestone barn, Lower Fox Creek one-room school and two front country nature trails.
New Junior Ranger activities are available on site or may also be downloaded via the website. Completion of five activities are required to earn a Junior Ranger badge. Children may complete a Leave No Trace Scavenger Hunt to obtain a patch. Both activities available in Spanish.
Catch-and-release fishing is now available in three ponds at the preserve. A Kansas state fishing license is required. A free Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve fishing permit is required before fishing and may be obtained at the information kiosk on site.
New activities are added, so watch our website for more listings.
The preserve is open everyday from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. The preserve is located 17 miles south of Council Grove or 2 miles north of Strong City, Kansas on Flint Hills National Scenic Byway.