Tallgrass Prairie Preserve

Tallgrass Prairie Preserve 17 miles N of town
Pawhuska, OK 74056

Phone: 918-287-4803
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The Tallgrass Prairie Preserve near Pawhuska, Oklahoma is the largest protected area of tallgrass prairie on Earth, spanning 39,000 acres. The tallgrass prairie is a complex environment harboring a rich diversity of plants and animals. The current 39,000-acre expanse began with an initial purchase of the historic Barnard Ranch of 29,000 acres in 1989 and is now managed by the Nature Conservancy to be enjoyed as a scenic drive.

This scenic route on public county roads takes visitors through the heart of the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve and through adjacent private ranches. Starting and ending in Pawhuska, the complete drive is approximately 50 miles, and takes about two hours at a leisurely pace with time for stopping.

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  • Facility Amenities: Credit Cards Accepted, Gift Shop, Picnic Area, Restrooms

  • General Information: Free admission

  • Group Amenities: Bus/Motorcoach Parking

  • On-site Activities: Hiking

  • Tour Information: Self-guided tours





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Preserve is open dawn to dusk; gift shop and visitor center open Mar thru mid-Nov hrs shown above (volunteer staffed).

From Hwy 60 junction in downtown Pawhuska, drive N on Kihekah Ave approx 17 miles. This road becomes the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve Dr.

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Harvey Payne

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From TravelOK.com Staff on 10/30/14

Amanda, unfortunately we don't know of any events happening at the Tallgrass Prairie this Saturday. They do have an official website, which you can see by clicking the orange button at the top of this page. You're also more than welcome to call them at 918-287-4803. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!

From Amanda Winn on 10/30/14

Saturday is National Bison Day, do you have any activities going on at Tallgrass Prairie? Just trying to find if you have a site with any more updates? Thank You!!

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