Tallgrass National Preserve

Tallgrass National Preserve near Strong City, Kansas, is a great place to visit with your family because of the various things to do there. Start your visit at the visitors center, where your children will love the hands-on exhibits designed to teach them about one of the last remaining tallgrass prairies in the United States. Then, consider going on a Z Bar Ranch smartphone tour to see its historic limestone barn, prairie mansion, and icehouse. You will want to bring your camera to capture images of the wildflowers, bison and other wildlife. The Flint Hills National Scenic Byway runs through this park, offering many stunningly beautiful sights, and this park is a fascinating place to go hiking. There are other nearby sites to explore, and you will not want to miss the great local businesses and restaurants. 

Where to Stay

RV Parks & Campgrounds Near Tallgrass National Preserve

Traveling in an RV is a fantastic way to explore Kansas’ Flint Hill region and the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. That way, you can drive along the scenic byway in style and stop to visit lots of attractions. If you do not have an RV, rent one on RVshare.com where there are a number of great choices available. 

RV Rentals Near Tallgrass National Preserve

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Tallgrass National Preserve

Start your visit by viewing the hands-on exhibits at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. Three ponds and the Fox Creek are excellent places to go fishing. There are fantastic places to go hiking, including the Scenic Overlook Trail, where you can see the preserve’s bison herd. Don't forget to visit the historic Spring Hill Farm and Stock Ranch. 

Hiking Trails



Nearby Shops and Restaurants

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How To Get To Tallgrass National Preserve

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is about one hour south of Manhattan, Kansas. Get on Kansas 177 South and take it to the preserve, located just outside of Strong City, Kansas. Be careful in Strong City as the road makes several turns close together. 


2480B KS-177, Strong City, KS 66869

Fee: Entry fee $0

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve showcases what this area used to look like when the first settlers arrived from the east. There are gorgeous hikes that you can take throughout the year to see the bison herd. The preserve also offers free guided tours at a variety of times, so check on the availability. You can camp at many locations in the surrounding area, so be sure to bring your RV. If you do not have one, renting one on RVshare.com is quick and convenient. Visiting this site in an RV gives you the flexibility to do what you want to do at the preserve and in the nearby communities.