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A preserve, helping to keep alive the nation's most endangered major...

A preserve, helping to keep alive the nation's most endangered major ecosystem.

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Beautiful visit into the past.

The grasslands are mesmerizing and we visited when the grass was young and short - we will return in September when the grass reaches 10 feet! The bison herds are immense... read more

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Denver, Colorado
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The grasslands are mesmerizing and we visited when the grass was young and short - we will return in September when the grass reaches 10 feet! The bison herds are immense, stretching from horizon to horizon, like 2 centuries ago. The Tall Grass Prairie HQ is a classic OK ranch house and the photographs show the bunkhouse history and pay... More 

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St. Marys, Georgia
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited mother in law in Oklahoma and wanted our girls to see wild bison(other than the zoo).Talk about a serene place . It's been a long time since all of us felt one with nature. Drove around in there for a few hours.Stopped at the visitor/gift area.Wonderful people in there.The gentleman that worked there told us everything we wanted to... More 

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

Kudos to the Natural Conservancy for preserving the tallgrass environment and giving us a chance to see the magnificent Bison in their natural habitat. With your car as protection you can get out and watch them. When they are close by it was fascinating to hear the Bison. Sometimes the sounds was snorts and grunts and at times it almost... More 

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2 Thank Clare M
South Carolina
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

This is a pretty cool place. I didn't stay long enough to do the trails, but I may go back to try them out. Whether you are an adult or a child, you'd enjoy this preserve. It is a little out of the way and is definitely in the middle of nowhere. I'd recommend making this trip at least half... More 

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1 Thank Lindi L
Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

This is such a beautiful place to get lost in. Bison are scattered throughout the place, sometimes in the road or right next to it. We went in the Spring, so we saw baby bison. The flowers were beautiful and it is just a wonderful nature preserve.

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Wynne, Arkansas
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

If you are 'into' wildlife and the wilderness and a view of what much of the US looked like "before the plow," this is a wonderful place to visit. Maybe the biggest patch of unplowed ground in the country-- grasses wonderful, birds and butterflies all over the place. And the buffalo can get up close and personal. The visitors' center... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 12 October 2015

This is one of my favorite place to take out of town or out of country visitors. They always enjoy it. The have a nice gift shop and information center. Clean places for picnics if you pack a lunch, which is a good idea since you are out in the middle of nowhere. Very beautiful scenery and lots of buffaloes... More 

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Thank Wayne L
Mobile, Alabama
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6 reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2015

You really do have to be there to understand it. As you drive North from Pawhuska, the landscape transforms into the sea of grass. There are sweeping vistas as far as the eye can see, sunsets and moonrises like nowhere else, and the hosts of wildlife from the tiniest insects and wildflowers to the thousands of massive bison wandering past... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

As we crossed on to the Preserve we instantly saw a small herd grazing. About 1/2 mile in a larger herd was crossing the road, with 2 more herds behind them. As we looked further off we saw a continuous line as far as we could see. It took us about 45mins to get from the opening cattle guide to... More 

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Thank Virginia W
Sand Springs, Oklahoma
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104 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015

The Tall Grass Prairie Preserve affords the visitor the opportunity to see what it was like on the prairie before the advancement of modern civilization. The size and quietness of the prairie is awesome. To see in every direction and see very little of the modern world and to hear no cars or machines is so very peaceful. One can... More 

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