- The sites are organized into six geographic regions.
- From the loess hills of the Glaciated Region to
the varied landscapes of the Osage Cuestas, this area of the
state has outstanding diversity.
- North Central Kansas
- Encompassing parts of the Flint Hills and the Smoky Hills, the scenery is very dynamic here!
- Northwest Kansas
- The High Plains at its finest! Climb Mount Sunflower,
visit Castle Rock and Monument Rocks or take a drive along the Arikaree Breaks.
- Southwest Kansas
- Coronado came here in 1541 searching for the fabled city of Quivira. Pioneers
crossed through in the mid-1800's on the Santa Fe Trail. Make your own exploration
of the Red Hills, High Plains and Arkansas River Lowlands!
- South Central Kansas
- Home to Cheyenne Bottoms, the Great Plains Nature Center and the wide open vistas of the
southern Flint Hills.
- Southeast Kansas
- A bit of the Ozark Plateau and the Chautauqua
Hills and a lot of other wonderful places, too!
The largest expanse of tallgrass prairie left in the
world is in eastern Kansas! Click the icon to learn more about this
beautiful region and the many different wildlife viewing sites within it.
- Dynamic Dozen
- Only the best! For the traveler on a short schedule, these places are not to be
- Dynamic Dozen
- The most interesting wildlife species of Kansas and
where to find them!
- Discover the
Wildlife Viewing Tips
Learn from the experts! Find out how to get the most out of your visit.
Wildflower hikes, birding trips, paddling excursions and more!
Discover what to see, eat and do in Kansas.
Plan your trip today, at TravelKS.com!
Wildlife Trails are in the works for
Kansas! These will be routes, utilizing public roads, which offer a
framework for people to see the best the region has to offer for viewing
wildlife. The Western Kansas Rural Economic Development Alliance is
leading an effort to form two highway-based wildlife trails in Western Kansas.
Audubon of Kansas has completed a brochure with website support for
"Tallgrass Prairie Parkway" Wildlife and Natural Heritage Trail in eastern
Kansas. For a copy or for more information, contact Ron Klataske at
Funded by the
Chickadee Checkoff Program
Click here for a brochure!
Kansas web site
the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks
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requires written permission. If you are a Kansas resident, please
assist with this and other wildlife viewing and conservation programs
by contributing to the Chickadee Checkoff on your state tax form.
Questions or comments about Natural Kansas may be directed to
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism