Workshops & Field Experiences

Tallgrass Tour Bus

Explore the Flint Hills and beyond with the Tallgrass Tour Bus!  Join the Discovery Center as we embark on day trips to exciting locations in central Kansas.  We will dive into the history, culture, and natural beauty of our remarkable state.  Trips leave from the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

Tallgrass Tour Bus: Historic Wabaunsee County

Saturday, October 29, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Come explore the history of Wabaunsee County with visits to Alma, Volland, and Chalk on this special excursion.  Spend the morning in Alma for a visit to the Wabaunsee County Historical Society Museum and Alma Creamery.  Then enjoy a buffet lunch as you explore the exhibits at the recently restored Volland Store.  End your day with a guided tour of the ruins of the lost town of Chalk, KS.

Round trip travel, buffet lunch, and tour fees are included.  Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Tour leaves the Flint Hills Discovery Center at 8:00am and returns no later than 5:00pm.

Cost:
Youth and Adult FHDC Members: $ 25  
Youth and Adult non-members: $28

Pre-register by October 21, 2016 by 5:00 pm. by calling 785-587-2726. 

Tallgrass Tour Bus: Historic Kaw Nation and Cedar Point Mill

Saturday, November 19, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Visit the remains of the final Kaw Village in Kansas and see the picturesque Cedar Point Mill on this special Tallgrass Tour Bus.  The bus first heads to Council Grove to visit the historic Kaw Mission to learn about the Kanza People.  Then head out to Allegawaho Park for a special guided hike through the remains of the final Kansas home of the Kaw Nation.  Enjoy a lunch at the historic Hay’s House in downtown Council Grove.  The tour bus ends the day at Cedar Point, KS for a guided tour of this historic town including the picturesque 140 year old Cedar Point Mill.

Trip includes optional 2 mile hike on uneven terrain at Allegawaho Park.  Round trip travel, lunch, and tour fees are included.  Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Tour leaves the Flint Hills Discovery Center at 8:00am and returns no later than 5:00pm.

Cost:
Youth and Adult FHDC Members: $ 25  
Youth and Adult non-members: $28

Pre-register by November 18, 2016 by 5:00 pm. by calling 785-587-2726.