Tourism Coalition

"The Flint Hills of Kansas remain true to their unique and nationally important story as a well preserved and sustainable Tallgrass prairie living landscape."

Mission Statement:
"The residents of the Flint Hills work collectively to balance preservation, conservation, education, recreation, economic development and interpretation for the betterment of the lifestyle and natural resources of the region. This is done through the development and implementation of plans and coordinated activities that capture the grassroots efforts of stakeholders who support the vision for the future of the Flint Hills."

The Flint Hills Tourism Coalition is an alliance of tourism marketing agencies from the 22 Flint Hills counties along with Flint Hills Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D), and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism. Since its inception, the Flint Hills Tourism Coalition has, among many accomplishments:

  • Implemented a Flint Hills branding strategy, created a Flint Hills logo and tag line
  • Completed an initial inventory of the natural resources in the region
  • Initiated a Flint Hills Heritage Story Collection Project; received an Oral History Project Grant from the Kansas Humanities Council
  • Produced and distributed a Flint Hills Heritage brochure
  • Conducted a series of workshops so heritage, preservation, marketing and agritourism with partner organizations
  • Cooperated with the KDOT on planning and placement of the four Interstate Flint Hills Monuments and on additional related signage throughout the Kansas Flint Hills
  • Began publishing a Quarterly Flint Hills Heritage Newsletter
  • Begun to explore the feasibility of a national heritage area designation for the region
  • Begun to explore the feasibility of a visitors center in the Flint Hills
  • Launched this website

Project Goals

  • Help Flint Hills residents recognize the treasure in their back yards.
  • Promote conservation and appreciation for the Flint Hills.
  • Promote economic growth and tourism in the Flint Hills.

Please enjoy your stay and share your experiences of the Flint Hills on our Facebook page.

How do I get my business or event listed? Listings on this site are free, but are handled through a travel and tourism expert by county. Take a look at the Communities page, and get in touch with the expert for your area.