MILES AND MILES OF ROLLING TALLGRASS PRAIRIE

[KANSAS FLINT HILLS] — Out in the middle of Kansas lies the Flint Hills, hundreds of thousands of acres of treeless, rolling hills with few fences and even fewer people, houses or signs of man. For generations these hills have remained the same, the soil to thick with rocks and limestone, they’ve never been plowed. Some of those thousands of acres have been preserved in the National Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, owned by the Nature Conservancy and co-managed with the National Park Service, you can visit the original homestead house and walk its open lands. See some buffalo and feel the wind.

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BURNING UP THE TALLGRASS PRAIRIE IN THE KANSAS FLINT HILLS

[KANSAS FLINT HILLS] — In the middle of Kansas, the breadbasket of the US, lies the Flint Hills — hundreds of thousands of acres of tallgrass prairies, open rangeland with very few trees, even less fences and the best grazing land in the country. The Flying W Ranch and the Clover Cliff Ranch in Chase County, Kansas has put on this cool shindig with their cousins and neighbors since ’96. Called Flames in the Flint Hills, they attract a couple of hundred people from all over the country every year. Do they need all these city slickers to help them light the

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