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“Must see!”

Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Pawhuska
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We went on tour and was taken here, but we were only able to see the bison in the distance, but.........on our last day we drove to the Tallgrass Prairie and were able to see many bison! There was even 4 bison that were near the road that we were able to take pictures of up close and personal......all 4 crossed in front of our parked car! We remembered the 3 rules: 1) stay in your vehicle. 2) stay in your vehicle. 3) stay in your vehicle. Was awesome to get up close pictures!

Thank Beckyswa
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

The drive through the prairie was an absolutely wonderful experience. The bison roam free and the herd of 1900 was magnificent. They are scattered throughout the area so you are never far from another sighting. It is great to see this land preserved. It is a national treasure.

Thank 22travel2x
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Drove here on our way out of town and got a kick out of the warning signs as you enter the preserve. We drove for several miles (on gravel), following signs for the visitor center, but got tired of the gravel with no indication of how far away the visitor center was. We saw lots of buffalo along the several miles we drove and called it good. Was neat to see the buffalo roaming freely and up close.

Thank KAHLJH
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Both children and adults will love the drive through this open range with herd after herd of bison! The road is gravel but you will not be driving so slow to take in the scene as it must have looked many, many years ago! Truly can view these magnificent creatures from 10-15 feet away! If they cross the road you may have to wait a bit but that is even a hoot! Get your camera ready!

Thank carleenstravel
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We visited after a trip to the Mercantile and the lodge. I really enjoyed it. At first I was a little disappointed because the buffalo seemed so far away. Then, as we continued along, we came across several herds close to the road. The docents at the Welcome center we’re very knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely worth a visit.

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