Pioneer BluffsPioneer Bluffs Contact: Lynn Smith
695 Hwy 177 Matfield Green Kansas 66862
Located along the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway, the Pioneer Bluffs Foundation features monthly events and group tours. The historic barn and Rogler Ranch are available for wedding, meeting and event rental.
Located on the historic Rogler Ranch just north of Matfield Green, the Pioneer Bluffs Center for Flint Hills Ranching Heritage invites ranchers, locals, schools, and visitors seeking a Flint Hills experience to come along with us as we journey through time to explore our history, and join us as we examine contemporary ranching issues.
The Pioneer Bluffs Foundation is a a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Guided by core values of respecting the land, celebrating history, and strengthening community, Pioneer Bluffs addresses the environmental and social challenges of the future through experiential education.
We invite you to join us in building this place where rich history ignites the imagination with possibility for the future, a place with boundless skies and strong roots.
Email us for information on what we’re working on this month.
Pioneer Bluffs is open every day during daylight hours. Whether hiking the nature trail, having a picnic, bird watching, or exploring, visitors can enjoy a quiet refuge found at the historic ranch headquarters. There is a self-guided tour with history, background stories, and a bit of education about this and other ranches, and the generations of ranchers who shaped the Flint Hills. The tour can be accessed using a smartphone on QR codes around the property.
Music concerts, barn dances, rancher Prairie Talks, community celebrations, and school field trips happen throughout the year. Check the latest event schedule at pioneerbluffs.org.
Pioneer Bluffs is the Center for Flint Hills Ranching Heritage, a nonprofit organization with a mission to preserve and share the ranching heritage of the Flint Hills. A National Register Historic District, Pioneer Bluffs is on Flint Hills National Scenic Byway K-177, 14 miles south of Cottonwood Falls or 1 mile north of Matfield Green.