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Kid's Farm and Ranch Animals and Wagon Rides at the Preserve on Memorial Day Saturday

Saturday, May 27, 2023

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tallgrass Prairie National Reserve, Strong City, KS, 66869

Strong City, KS - Come to Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve on Memorial
Day Saturday May 27th, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and enjoy kid's activities
geared toward learning and making memories. Bring a picnic lunch and spend
the day. There is no entrance fee and all activities are free at the

Children will be able to experience life on a working ranch and learn what
it was like to be a child in the 1880s. Living history interpreters will
assist children in doing authentic ranch chores such as gathering eggs,
feeding the chickens, milking the goats, and currying the horse. After
completing each chore, children will collect sticker tokens and earn a
Spring Hill Ranch certificate for all their hard work. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
visitors can experience the prairie grasses and wide-open spaces with a
horse-drawn wagon ride, while learning about modes of transportation in the
1880s. Wagon rides are given approximately every 20 minutes and cowboys will
be available to answer questions, as they go about their daily tasks.

To complete the holiday weekend, hike one or more of the over 40 miles of
trails. Trail maps are available at the visitor center and at the kiosks on
the grounds. Water is available at the restrooms across from the barn, but
also inside the visitor center via a bottle filling station. If hiking
through the bison pasture, please heed all warning signs and keep at least a
football field's length between you and the animal. Bison are wild animals
and will react aggressively if provoked. You may also hike around the bison
pasture to reach your destination. Warning sign information is posted at
each pasture gate. Please be safe during your visit to the preserve.

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve invites you to discover the meaning of
national parks, how your park inspires you - both in personal connections
and memorable experiences. Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is located
two miles north of Strong City on Kansas State Highway 177 (the Flint Hills
National Scenic Byway) and is a unique public/private partnership between
the National Park Service and The Nature Conservancy. For additional
information on Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, please visit, email, call the preserve at
(620) 273-8494, or visit the preserve's Facebook page at To learn more about The Nature
Conservancy in Kansas, visit the Conservancy's website at or Facebook page at


Tallgrass Prairie National Reserve
2480B KS-177
Strong City, KS

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