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. Fees vary per trip. See details below for more information.

Custom Tours


Have a large group of between 20 and 40 people? We'd love to work with you to develop a custom tour that meets your needs and interests. Call 785-587-2726 or email our Education Staff at fhdceducation@cityofmhk.com to get started today.
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Upcoming Tours: Winter/Spring 2019

Registration opens January 14.

Lindsborg Folk Art Tour


Saturday, March 2, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Hit all the folk art highlights with us in “Little Sweden." We will explore Lindsborg’s galleries where we will find every style of art from classy to quirky. Costumed docents will provide local expertise. There will be time to shop and explore after a Swedish style buffet at the renowned Swedish Crown Restaurant.

Round trip travel and tour fees and lunch are included. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Tour leaves the Flint Hills Discovery Center at 8:00 AM and returns no later than 5:00 PM.

Pre-registration is required by March 1. Pre-register online, by phone at 785-587-2726 or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

Youth & Adult FHDC Member: $45 I Youth & Adult Non-Member: $50

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve/Chase County


Saturday, April 27, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Join us for a scenic day trip to the heart of the Flint Hills. The Tallgrass Tour Bus takes you south from Manhattan to the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve where you will be treated to a guided tour of the bison pastures as well as the Spring Hill Ranch headquarters. Midway along our journey we will dine for lunch at Ad Astra, known regionally for its fine food. Our final stop will include a private tour of the Chase County Courthouse in Cottonwood Falls, where we will explore its unique history and construction.

Round trip travel and tour fees are provided. Participants are responsible for lunch fee. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by adult. Tour leaves the Flint Hills Discovery Center at 8:00 AM and returns no later than 4:30 PM.

Pre-registration is required by April 26. Pre-register online, by phone at 785-587-2726 or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

Youth & Adult FHDC Member: $18 I Youth & Adult Non-Member: $22