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Z Bar/Spring Hill Ranch

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Strong City, KS
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great for history lovers

Not a lot of flash here, but if you want to view life on the prairies as it was in the 1880s, this... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2012
Whitewater, Kansas
Lovely views

Part of the Tall Prairie Grassland site. If you've never been in a two-story stone barn, here's... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2012
Central PA
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An 11-room mansion built in 1881 from local limestone that was listed on The National Register of Historic Places since 1971 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1997.
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  • Very good14%
  • Average14%
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27 Sep 2012
“great for history lovers”
13 Sep 2012
“Lovely views”
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Strong City, KS
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Reviewed 28 September 2012

Not a lot of flash here, but if you want to view life on the prairies as it was in the 1880s, this is it. Wish the house could be kept up better. We would love to return when they have interpreters (living historians) there.

2  Thank DB67154
Reviewed 14 September 2012

Part of the Tall Prairie Grassland site. If you've never been in a two-story stone barn, here's your chance. The house has an unusual, multi-level layout and great views. The tour is self-guided but there's a park ranger there to tell you stories, so ask...More

1  Thank CheckOffBucketList
Reviewed 29 August 2012

nice hiking in the Flint Hills. Go on a day when it is not too hot, because there is very little shade. Take plenty of water. The house has been restored and is a historical site. It used to be interesting to visit, but since...More

3  Thank kansaskayaker
Reviewed 19 May 2012

Although the house and barn are impressive to look at there is very little to see inside either. The house has only a couple of rooms to look at and once you've seen the inside of one barn you have seen them all. There is...More

3  Thank KCMJR
Reviewed 24 April 2012

check out the NPS site for Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. A genuine and rewarding experience. Great for families - ages 6 and up. Good rooms and food in Cottonwood Falls and Council Grove if needed. Don't be surprised by the wind - this is open...More

1  Thank Charles D
Reviewed 5 January 2012

A great historic site with lots of natural beauty. We used to even do school field trips here when I was a kid, so I have many fond memories....

1  Thank katlover86
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Reviewed 20 August 2002

The 1881 Victorian Ranch House and enormous Limestone barn, set on the natural prairie, offer great opportunity for the camera buff. Come at first light (or dusk) or immediately after a rainfall to catch the play of light defining the face of stone. Shoot the...More

7  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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