The Prairie Center and Prairie Center Archery Range

(913) 856-7669
26325 W 135th, Olathe, KS 66061
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Located west of Olathe about 3 miles west of K-7 on W. 135th St. An archery range is located on the west side of the property, about ½ mile south of W. 135th St. on N. Moonlight Road. Open from dawn to dusk seven days a week for trail walking or for fishing in the lake. Admission is free.

In five minutes from downtown Olathe you can renew yourself in a haven where the air is fresh and the wildflowers flourish. The Prairie Center is a 300-acre tallgrass preserve and education site with trails winding through prairies and riparian woodlands.

Most of the eight ponds on the property serve as intermittent wetlands for wildlife. There is a small lake for fishing and water studies. A bedrock creek invites exploration of aquatic life as well as a look back in time through the fossil remains embedded in the limestone creek bed. In mid-summer, you’ll see native grasses taller than your living room ceiling. Most of the programs are educator led with supplies provided by the Prairie Center.

There are no public buildings, and public access is restricted to trails and a few gathering areas. No horses, bicycles or motorized vehicles are allowed, and dogs must be on a leash. Pit toilets are available.

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