Flint Hills Scenic Byway

National Scenic BywayKansas

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  • Lonely Kansas Sunflower

    A lone sunflower stands tall against a partly-cloudy blue sky in the Tallgrass National Preserve in Kansas.

  • Flint rock wall along Flint Hills Scenic Byway, Kansas

    Flint rock wall lines the Flint Hills Scenic Byway.

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  • K-177 Kiosk in Cassoday, Kansas

    This kiosk describes the brief history of Cassoday and provides information on the Flint Hills Scenic Byway.

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  • Chase County Courthouse

    Designed in the French Renaissance Chateau style of architecture, the courthouse stands gallantly against a blue sky.

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  • The Kaw Indian Mission in Council Grove

    A clear blue sky contrasts nicely with the white limestone architecture of this mission.

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  • First Sunday Motorcyclists Gathering

    From May to October on the first Sunday of the month, motorcyclists gather in Cassoday for brunch, visiting, browsing street vendors, and having a wonderful time.

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  • Flint Hills Spring Prairie Fire

    Periodic fire is essential to the preservation of the Tallgrass Prairie. The Prairie Fire Festival celebrates the importance of the flames every year.

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  • Pioneer Bluffs, Rogler Ranch Historic District

    Though not open to the public, the Pioneer Bluffs offer a well-preserved example of limestone fencing for those driving by along the Byway.

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  • Strong City Kiosk

    The Strong City kiosk tells the story of the railroad's importance for the city, the Flint Hills Rodeo, and the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, as well as other important information.

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  • Entrance to Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

    Beckoning travelers into the national preserve, this entry sign hints of the scenic prairie and historic ranching experiences ahead.

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  • Neosho Riverwalk at the Santa Fe Trail River Crossing

    The trailhead sign welcomes visitors to take a walk through a vibrant stretch of scenery on a summer's day.

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  • Flint Hills Scenic Byway Route Marker

    This photo shows the state Scenic Byway logo sign and the Flint Hills Scenic Byway route marker mounted on the state route marker signs.

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  • Bluegrass Jam Session

    Locals gather for a Friday night jam session at the Emma Chase Cafe.

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  • Madonna of the Plains Sculpture

    A pioneer woman and her two children stand as an example of courage to all those who visit Council Grove.

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  • Z-Bar or Spring Hill Ranch House

    Built in the 1880s, this eleven-room limestone ranch home stands gracefully on the hillside.

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  • Flint Hills Rodeo

    Like a scene straight out of the Old West, this horse comes barreling out of the shoots with a rider clinging to it's back.

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  • Little John Creek Valley

    One of Kaw Heritage Park's trails meanders beside this creek where the trees hang over the water to create a serene, safe haven.

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  • The Vast Tallgrass Prairie in the Flint Hills

    The vastness of the Tallgrass Prairie can only be seen to fully appreciate its grandeur. As the last large contiguous remnant of tallgrass prairie on earth, the Flint Hills Tallgrass Prairie offers an unspoiled landscape of serene natural beauty.

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  • Wagon Train Excursion

    A cowboy overlooks camp as the sun sets on another day's hard work.

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  • Kanza Heritage Trail

    Bright yellow flowers pop up along the Kanza Heritage Trail, and Kanza Monument sits along the horizon in the background.

  • K-177 Road Sign East of El Dorado

    This road sign sits along the Flint Hills Scenic Byway, just east of El Dorado, 18 miles south of the route's beginning in Cassoday, Kansas.

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  • Prairie Wildflowers at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

    Flowers soak in the sunshine at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve along Flint Hills Scenic Byway.

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  • Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

    Cattle graze the lush grasses near the Historic Spring Hill Farm and Stock Ranch.

  • Wildflowers at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

    Blue sage soaks in the rays of the sun at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve along the Flint Hills Scenic Byway.