Flint Hills National Scenic Byway

The Flint Hills might possibly be the most famed landscape in Kansas focusing on its sweeping grasses and rugged limestone bluffs. It’s certainly the most revered landscape as the area represents the largest remaining tract of tallgrass prairie in North America. These endless vistas have remained unchanged for thousands of years and a variety of people, plants and wildlife call the Flint Hills home.

The northern most point of this byway, highway 177, begins in Council Grove and meanders south to Chase County. Here you find the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and its limestone mansion, Fox Creek Schoolhouse, an enormous three-story barn as well as a state of the art visitors center.

On down the road, you will come to Cottonwood Falls where you can visit the Chase County Courthouse, museums and the historic Cottonwood Bridge. As your journey continues south, can stop at the Scenic Overlook to get a 360-degree view of the prairie. Spend some time at the Pioneer Bluffs Historic District before traveling to Matfield Green.

The awe-inspiring beauty of the Flint Hills embraces you as you travel this unique portion of the byways of Kansas.

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Country Christmas

Country Christmas

November 26-27, 2021 Our annual pre-holiday event will include Friday’s Kid’s Night Before Christmas Out, Saturday all day in Strong City & Cottonwood Falls. A Good Old-Fashioned Christmas at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, Holiday Home Tours, Santa’s Reindeer, Visit with Cowboy Santa, Lighting of the Historic Court House, Holiday Parade and more!

Emma Chase Friday Night Music 11/19/21

Emma Chase Friday Night Music 11/19/21

Join us for our 3rd Friday Jam on this Fri Nov 19th. All-acoustic, all-genre Jam starts at 7:30 pm and ends around 9:30. See you indoors at Prairie PastTimes 220 1/2 Broadway, Cottonwood Falls! [Photo below from pre-Covid days] Covid protocol: for your safety and those around you, please wear a mask if not vaccinated…

Thank you!

Thank you!

Angels Care Home Health, serving Chase County, would like to thank all our men and women who have served in our United States Armed Services.

We are thrilled to have Pretend Friend as our feature concert performer for River Suite September 25, 2021!

We are thrilled to have Pretend Friend as our feature concert performer for River Suite September 25, 2021!

Tickets on sale now! Tickets are available for reservation by contacting the Chamber office, email [email protected]  call (12-4 M-F) 620-273-8469 or make your online payment here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=Y2WEKWYMURW82 Tickets are non-refundable. In case of inclement weather the event will be held at the community building at Swope Park in Cottonwood Falls. Pretend Friend is a touring bluegrass…

Emma Chase Friday Night Music IS BACK!

Emma Chase Friday Night Music IS BACK!

We are happy to announce the Friday night jams will resume twice a month – beginning in July at Prairie PastTimes in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. For July, we will start with the 1st & 3rd Fridays. Check Facebook for the August schedule which could change, depending on how this works out. The First Friday (July…

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Small town, big roles! Toni Schneider works for the community she loves

Small town, big roles! Toni Schneider works for the community she loves

By Brogan Gillmore During the hot spring days of late May, Chase County holds its annual rodeo, with bull riding, mutton busting, calf scrambles and plenty of beer. And in the thick of it all is Toni Schneider, director of the Chase County Chamber of Commerce, and arguably one of the most involved people in…

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