Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

2480B Highway 177 Strong City, KS 66869 620-273-8494 620-273-6034 nps.gov/tapr Show Map | Return to top.

Hours: Hiking Trails open 24/7, buildings open daily 8:30-4:30 (summer) and 9-4:30 (winter)

Admission: Free

The Tallgrass Prairie Preserve is one of the nation’s newest national preserves. It protects one of the last remaining tallgrass ecosystems in the world. Tallgrass prairie once covered 400,000 square miles of North America, but less than 4% remains, primarily here in Chase County.

Explore over 10,000 acres including five hiking trails, a bison herd, abundant wildlife, catch and release fishing areas, as well as an 1881 historic ranch house, limestone barn and outbuildings, and nearby one room schoolhouse. The Preserve was named one of the Eight Wonders of Kansas in 2008.

Quarter

Quarter

In 2010, the United States Mint began issuing 56 quarter-dollar coins featuring designs depicting national parks and other national sites as part of the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The America the Beautiful Quarters® Program featured coins with the reverse designs depicting national parks and other national sites. Each year five new…

River Suite in the Fall Dinner & Music on the Bridge

River Suite in the Fall Dinner & Music on the Bridge

Gates will open at 6pm with happy hour music by Tallgrass Express. New this year, hard cider from Meadowlark Farm, Orchard & Cidery of Rosehill, KS will be available for purchase! There will also be a cash bar serving wine & beer. Dinner service will start at 7pm. Entertainment by Tallgrass Express will resume at 8pm! Order Tickets online…

Emma Chase Friday Night Music summer season begins

Emma Chase Friday Night Music summer season begins

Emma Chase Friday Night Music is back in full swing this summer season with jam sessions from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. every first, third and fifth Friday of each month. Depending on the weather, this family friendly event is partnered with and located at Prairie PastTimes and in front of the Flint Hills Symphony, according…

Wild Flower Seeds

Wild Flower Seeds

15.09% Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) 15.07% Scarlet Flax (Linum grandiflorum rubrum) 12.58% Annual Candytuft (Iberis umbellata) 10.06% Dwarf Blue Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) 10.06% Lance Leaved Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata) 10.06% Annual Baby’s breath (Gypsophila elegans) 7.55% Indian Blanket (Gaillardia pulchella) 5.03% ‘Alaska’ Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum maximum) 5.03% Purple Praire Clover (Dalea purpurea) 2.52% Mixed Corn Poppy…

Road Trip Through the Flint Hills

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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