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Z Bar/Spring Hill Ranch

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Strong City, KS
+1 620-273-8494
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worth a short stop passing by

not a must but nice if you are already on the grounds visiting the Tallgrass Prairie Reserve. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Beautiful views of the real native prairie--the little that is left in the world!!

Beautiful in early summer, but grass is short. Not what you might be expecting. Go in late summer... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Spring Branch, Texas
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An 11-room mansion built in 1881 from local limestone that was listed on The National Register of Historic Places since 1971 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1997.
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17 Aug 2017
“Beautiful views of the real native prairie--the little that is left in the world!!”
2 Jul 2017
“See the prairie as it was when it covered most of mid America.”
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Strong City, KS
+1 620-273-8494
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Reviewed 4 days ago

not a must but nice if you are already on the grounds visiting the Tallgrass Prairie Reserve. The Ranch house itself is in different kinds of repair so just get a glimpse how it has been in 1881. Its surrounded by the outhouse, ice house,...More

Thank eva1500
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Beautiful in early summer, but grass is short. Not what you might be expecting. Go in late summer, very early fall to see the Tall grass at its peak height. In early summer you will see bison calves and flowers so take your pick!

Thank barbaragG4336NO
Reviewed 2 July 2017

A piece of the prairie was spared from the plow and now preserved. Many hiking trails and a bus tour is available which is very good for the older and handicap visitors. Very nice visitor center.

Thank peartreeacres
Reviewed 27 September 2012

Not a lot of flash here, but if you want to view life on the prairies as it was in the 1880s, this is it. Wish the house could be kept up better. We would love to return when they have interpreters (living historians) there.

2  Thank DB67154
Reviewed 13 September 2012

Part of the Tall Prairie Grassland site. If you've never been in a two-story stone barn, here's your chance. The house has an unusual, multi-level layout and great views. The tour is self-guided but there's a park ranger there to tell you stories, so ask...More

2  Thank CheckOffBucketList
Reviewed 29 August 2012

nice hiking in the Flint Hills. Go on a day when it is not too hot, because there is very little shade. Take plenty of water. The house has been restored and is a historical site. It used to be interesting to visit, but since...More

3  Thank kansaskayaker
Reviewed 19 May 2012

Although the house and barn are impressive to look at there is very little to see inside either. The house has only a couple of rooms to look at and once you've seen the inside of one barn you have seen them all. There is...More

3  Thank KCMJR
Reviewed 23 April 2012

check out the NPS site for Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. A genuine and rewarding experience. Great for families - ages 6 and up. Good rooms and food in Cottonwood Falls and Council Grove if needed. Don't be surprised by the wind - this is open...More

1  Thank Charles D
Reviewed 5 January 2012

A great historic site with lots of natural beauty. We used to even do school field trips here when I was a kid, so I have many fond memories....

1  Thank katlover86
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Reviewed 20 August 2002

The 1881 Victorian Ranch House and enormous Limestone barn, set on the natural prairie, offer great opportunity for the camera buff. Come at first light (or dusk) or immediately after a rainfall to catch the play of light defining the face of stone. Shoot the...More

7  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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