Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge, Hartford, Kansas
Fort Larned National Historic Site, Larned, Kansas – Established in 1859 on the vast prairie in western Kansas near the midpoint of the Santa Fe Trail. Its Indian Agency was also instrumental in maintaining friendly relations with Plains Indians. Today, with nine restored buildings, it is the best-preserved Indian wars military post on the Santa Fe Trail. The historic fort is located 6 miles west of Larned, Kansas on Kansas Highway 156. Fort Larned National Historic Site, 1767 Kansas Highway 156, Larned, Kansas 67550-9321, 620-285-6911.
Fort Scott National Historic Site, Fort Scott, Kansas
Monument Rocks National Natural Landmark, Gove County, Kansas
Nicodemus National Historic Site, Nicodemus, Kansas
Oregon National Historic Trail, northeast Kansas
Pony Express National Historic Trail, northeast Kansas
Santa Fe National Historic Trail, Across the entire width of Kansas
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve – Strong City, Kansas – Once covering 140 million acres of North America, the vast majority of the tallgrass prairie was plowed under or developed during the days of westward expansion. Today less than 4% remains, mostly here in the Kansas Flint Hills. The preserve protects a nationally significant remnant of the once vast tallgrass prairie and its cultural resources. 2480 Kansas Highway 177, Strong City, Kansas 66869, 620-273-8494.