|Visit the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in K|
Gorgeously green tallgrass prairies aren't as easy to find as they once were. In fact, tallgrass prairies once covered roughly 170 million acres across the continent. Less than 4 percent of the original expanse of prairie remain today, and you can find much of it at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Kansas. Known as the, "Last Stand of the Tallgrass Prairie," this park protects significant prairie remnants and the culture the prairie represents.
Things to Do at the Park
The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve may look plain at first glance, but you'll enjoy endless amounts of fun at the park. Educational programs, hiking trails, fishing, wildlife viewing, prairie bus tours and visits to the historic ranch headquarters are just a few of the many activities you can try on your visit.
The park offers five self-guided, cellular phone tours for visitors including tours of the historic buildings and prairie overlook, the scenic Flint Hills driving tour, the Spring Hill Ranch house interior tour, the Spring Hill Ranch barn tour and the Lower Fox Creek schoolhouse tour. Your entire family will love stepping back through time into the culture of the American tallgrass prairie.
Visiting the Park
The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve sits in Kansas' Chase County west of Strong City. Brown attraction signs will lead you into the park, which is free and open to the public. The park's heavy visitor season is between the months of April and October; although, the park is open year round.
The park's hiking trails are also open every day of the year unless noted otherwise for a prescribed fire. Log onto the National Parks Service website to find out about bus tour times and other information regarding your visit.
Travel to Kansas with Your Lance
Lance campers, travel trailers and toy haulers are designed to endure your longest, most rugged adventures. Load up your Lance with all of your favorite summer camping supplies and cruise to the breathtaking Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Kansas.