Greater Prairie-Chicken Booming Tours

Registration is now open online.  NEW SPACES added on March 12!

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to visit a Greater Prairie-Chicken booming ground at the height of the booming season every spring. You will witness the majestic ballet of the Greater Prairie-Chicken as they dance for dominance. FHDC staff will accompany you on your trip and provide all the insight you need.

Group Size & Pricing

Price includes group transportation to the booming ground from the Discovery Center and light breakfast. Limited to 10 participants per trip. Open to ages 18+. Ages 10-17 may be accompanied by an adult.

IMPORTANT: All guests must be capable and comfortable hiking up to a mile over uneven prairie terrain in the dark with headlamps (headlamps provided).

Members: $45 | Non-Members: $50

Need a place to stay? The Fairfield Inn Manhattan, located next to the Discovery Center, is offering special hotel rates for program participants. Ask for the "Discovery Center Rate."

Click the tabs below for program dates and important program notes.
photo courtesy Noppadol Paothong
  1. Program Dates
  2. Important Info

Spring 2019 Dates

  • Wednesday, March 20
  • Saturday, March 23
  • Wednesday, March 27
  • Saturday, March 30
  • Wednesday, April 3
  • Saturday, April 6
  • Saturday, April 13

Rain Dates:

  • Wednesday, April 10
  • Saturday, April 20
  • Saturday, April 27

Custom trips available: Have a group of seven participants but no date that works?  We can work with you to develop a custom trip.  Subject to staff availability and weather conditions. Call 785-587-2726 or email for more information.