The Preserve


  • The Preserve

The Flint Hills region of Kansas is the largest remaining contiguous stand of what was once a vast and ancient prairie stretching from Texas to Canada. Less than 5% of the original tallgrass prairie ecosystem survives, and there is no better place to experience its subtle beauty than right here in our own backyard. From the majestic riparian forests lining Wildcat Creek to the wind-swept tops of Willis Prairie, the landscape is unique in both diversity and scope.

What began with the simple notion of saving some of this native landscape has grown into a more compelling vision to use the prairie as a place where the values of the land can find their way into the hearts and souls of its visitors. This is a very special place for us, one well worth preserving, and Prairiewood now encompasses nearly 500 acres of land under its stewardship — including 250 set aside through conservation easements to forever protect their native ecology. And because we believe that meaningful connection can happen when we offer what we have with open hearts, we invite all our guests to enjoy this stunning landscape by venturing into its various corners and enchanted nooks.

“Without love of the land, conservation lacks meaning or purpose, for only in a deep and inherent feeling for the land can there be dedication in preserving it.”

— Sigurd F. Olson

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