“Come home” to Pioneer Bluffs and take time to enjoy a simpler life. Bring a picnic, hike along Crocker Creek, and explore the oak savannah, native plants, and wildlife. Behind the historic log cabin you will find the path to a beautiful nature trail that meanders through the wooded area.
The 12 acre grounds of this National Register Historic District are open during daylight hours, seven days a week.
Discover a self-guided tour using your smartphone on QR codes placed around the property. The tour offers history, background stories, and a bit of education about this and other ranches, and the generations of ranchers who shaped the Flint Hills.
We welcome you to this quiet place of refuge in the Flint Hills, where there is plenty of space to maintain a physical distance from other visitors.
Pioneer Bluffs is also a unique, historic, barn wedding venue.
Programs are scheduled throughout the year, and include:
The Prairie Talk series, offering stories of cowboys and cowgirls (past and present), land, rock, and sky - from families who have been ranching the Flint Hills for many generations.
Events bring community together for music concerts, barn dances, and educational programs.
A Day on the Prairie gives school children a chance to unplug for a day outdoors— they wade and hike along the the creek, skip rocks, learn about history, and explore old buildings.
Volunteer workdays, held the first Saturday of most every month, bring together dozens of volunteers working to preserve this historic site.
Pioneer Bluffs is a nonprofit organization with a mission to preserve and share ranching heritage of the Flint Hills.
Pioneer Bluffs is found along the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway. This unique byway offers incredible views of the native grasses and flowers of the tallgrass prairie - one of the last remaining such landscapes left in the world. 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. You will also find towns filled with charming shops, restaurants, artwork, and antiques. Take a look at the other sights you can see along the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway here.
This spot is located in the Flint Hills Designated Scenic Region. Soaring and diving from hilltop to valley along one of the quiet country highways through the Flint Hills will quickly challenge your notions of prairie. Flat? Not here. Empty? Not if you look closely. The continent's largest remaining tract of tallgrass is also one of America's unique places, harboring a wealth of adventure, beauty, and history. The region's sweeping horizons and carpets of wildflowers captivate artists and enchant visitors. Learn more here.
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- Description Pioneer Bluffs is an historic ranch headquarters with a large, open 1915 barn, a renovated 1916 granary, and 12 acres to roam.
- Largest Room 2800
- Total Sq. Ft. 3500
- Space Notes The temperature-controlled granary includes an history gallery, accessible restroom facilities, a classroom that seats 40, and WIFI. The barn is a classic open facility with seating for 150.
- Theatre Capacity 150
- Number of Rooms 2
- Classroom Capacity 40