Flint Hills Scenic Byway

Flint Hills National Scenic Byway

Running from Council Grove to Cassoday, this Byway offers incredible views of the native grasses and flowers of the tallgrass prairie – one of the last remaining such landscapes left in America. Much of the land along the Byway looks as it did thousands of years ago when the Kaw, Osage and other native tribes lived there.

Scenic Places

  • Schrumpf Hill Overlook (2.8 miles south of Cottonwood Falls)
  • Chase County Courthouse (Cottonwood Falls)
  • Cottonwood River Bridge (Cottonwood Falls)
  • Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve (north of Strong City)
  • Neosho River Walk (Council Grove)
  • Madonna of the Trail Statue (Council Grove)
  • Kaw Guardian of the Grove sculpture (Council Grove)

Historic Sites and Museums

  • Allegawaho Memorial Heritage Park (Council Grove)
  • Cassoday Museum (Cassoday)
  • Chase County Courthouse (Cottonwood Falls)
  • Roniger Native American Museum (Cottonwood Falls)
  • Santa Fe Depot (Strong City)
  • Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve (north of Strong City)
  • Lower Fox Creek School (Part of Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve)
  • Santa Fe Trail (Council Grove)
  • Kaw Mission State Historic Site/Museum (Council Grove)
  • Council Oak (Council Grove)
  • Seth Hays Home (Council Grove)
  • Hays House (Council Grove)
  • Last Chance Store (Council Grove)
  • Custer Elm (Council Grove)
  • Post Office (Council Grove)
  • KATY Depot (Council Grove)
  • Terwilliger Home and Maple Touris Camp (Council Grove)
  • Pioneer Bluffs Historic District (Matfield Green)

Cultural Activities

  • Flint Hills Rodeo Parade (Cottonwood Falls/Strong City)
  • Flint Hills Rodeo (Strong City)
  • Flint Hills Forklife Festival (Cottonwood Falls)
  • Monthly Motorcycle Rally (Cassoday, Cottonwood Falls, Council Grove)
  • Prairie Fire Fesival (Cottonwood Falls)
  • Ranch Rodeos (Chase and Morris Counties)
  • Trail Rides (Cassoday, Cottonwood Falls, Council Grove)
  • Wah Shun Gah Days (Council Grove)
  • Tours by special arrangement (Cottonwood Falls, Council Grove)

Recreational Activities

  • Hiking at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Chase State Lake and Council Grove
  • Water sports at Council Grove Reservoir and Chase State Lake
  • Community Connection Trail (Cottonwood Falls/Strong City)