Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Strong City

#4 of 32 in Nature in Kansas
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is located in Strong City. Work out when and for how long to visit Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and other Strong City attractions using our handy Strong City day trip website .
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  • Great place to get the feeling of old west with buffaloes and fields. Park rangers were friendly and very helpful.  more »
  • The Flint Hills is by far my favorite place on the planet due to the total lack of trees. The grassy hills go on forever it seems. Please do take time to see all there is, including the new visitor's ...  more »
  • Went first Sunday in February, the same day of a certain big football game, and it was 70 degrees and sunny (but windy) in nearby Strong City, Kansas. Pretty good weather for middle of winter. Hiked about 9 or 10 miles in 3 hours, stopping occasionally to take photos. Hues of yellow and brown at that time of year. Not complaining, because it can just as easily be snow covered. This would be best done in April after things green up. When green the Flint Hills can rival pictures I've seen of Ireland, which is known as the Emerald Island. Then late afternoon shadows make for beautiful patterns. First went there 15 or 20 years ago when they wouldn't let you on the land before it was established. Now there is a visitors center which helped immensely with maps and trail descriptions and warnings to stay out of buffalo pastures. There are slabs of rocks at trail junctions with numbers on them to mark the way and trails are two-track old ranch roads. Go earlier in the day in spring before thunderstorms develop, watch forecast for tornadoes and people said don't go in July, when it can be up around 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • This is a very peaceful place. The golden hues when I went were delightful, as well as the birds singing and flitting about. I did not see buffalo except at a distance, but I didnt hike in the pasture they were in either. I will be going back to hike the rest of the trails there.

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