Kansas’s Flint Hills and Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve: What to know
US Airways and Frontier Airlines fly nonstop from Reagan National to Kansas City, Mo., with June fares currently starting at $270 round trip.
WHERE TO STAY
The Cottage House Hotel Bed and Breakfast
25 N. Neosho, Council Grove
Restored 1867 Victorian prairie hotel with 37 rooms decorated with period antiques. Rooms from $60 to $190. Breakfast included.
WHERE TO EAT
Hays House 1857 Restaurant and Tavern
112 W. Main St., Council Grove
Temporarily closed due to kitchen fire but scheduled to reopen in the spring. Serves such American cuisine as baked ham, skillet-fried chicken and steaks, with dinner entrees starting at $9.95.
Hays House Bakery
318 W. Main St., Council Grove
Brisket, pulled pork and chicken platters are $7.50.
Grand Central Grill
215 Broadway St., Cottonwood Falls
WHAT TO DO
Symphony in the Flint Hills
June 9 in Lyon County, Kan. Tickets on sale by phone and online March 10; adults $72, children $40, plus a $3 handling fee.
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
Tours offered from last Saturday in April through last Sunday in October; call for availability. Free.