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Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

2840B KS Hwy 177, Strong City, KS 66869
+1 620-273-8494
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Great stop!

Was halfway stop from St Louis to Dodge City. So glad we stopped. Scenery and landscapes are very... read more

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Reviewed 21 September 2016
O'Fallon, Missouri
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very nice stop

lots to see and do, great perspective and many many hiking trails to choose among. Went out into... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2016
Olathe, Kansas
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Established in 1996, the park aims to preserve what little remains of the once vast American tallgrass prairie.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2840B KS Hwy 177, Strong City, KS 66869
+1 620-273-8494
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Was halfway stop from St Louis to Dodge City. So glad we stopped. Scenery and landscapes are very serene and definitely worth the visit. Stop at the visitor center for a quick overview and a short movie showing the history of the prairie grasslands. The...More

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Thank TT63366
Reviewed 18 September 2016

lots to see and do, great perspective and many many hiking trails to choose among. Went out into the hills and totally enjoyed the hike. will be back as there is a lot to see.

Thank JimOB1
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is well worth the short detour from I-35 as you travel through Kansas. With more than 10,000 acres of prairie grass lands and 40 miles of trails, you can experience what it might have been like to be a wealthy...More

Thank Conradls
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Wonderful views of the tall grass prairie, old homes, barns. History all over the place. You can imagine you are out on the prairie listening to the wind whistle by.

Thank James C. C
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We spent a couple of hours at the Visitors Center and the grounds. Met a group of young college kids who were cross country runners, some of whom took to the trails. The one room school house was especially interesting; our guide gave us a...More

Thank Guy L
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We just recently started visiting the Tallgrass Prairie. We have hiked the last two weekends. Trails are well marked. Met a herd of bison. Rangers at the visitors center are helpful. Clean bathrooms.

Thank Tammy B
Reviewed 20 August 2016

The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is just full of stunning vistas. The visitor center is full of interesting displays and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. The Victorian home is in a bit of disrepair and could use some renovations but the prairies are...More

Thank Jordon H
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

There are really three parts to the preserve: the visitors center, the ranch buildings, and the prairie itself. We found the visitors center very informative about the local geology, plants, and animals. We also enjoyed touring the 19th century house and barn; it was a...More

Thank Wanderlust777
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Visited this location to shoot photos of the Perseids Meteor Shower. Despite being close to some rather large cities this place gets nice and dark. We hiked a couple trails during the day to see some Bison but the heard was too far away. It's...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The prairies are wonderful, and the ranch buildings are a nice opportunity to learn about history and the way they used to live in the late XIX century.

Thank Fernando M
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Response from Tara B | Reviewed this property |
I visited in July and the grass was not tall. The park ranger stated to "visit in the fall when the grass is tall".
13 January 2017|
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Response from Victoria D | Reviewed this property |
I stayed at a very sweet B&B in Council Grove. But I'm thinkin alittle further away there would probably a few chain hotels.