Flint Hills National Scenic Byway

The Flint Hills National Scenic 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 here. Early settlers navigated the famous Santa Fe Trail through here, some stopping to build the towns of Council Grove, Cottonwood Falls and Strong City.

Today, the Flint Hills area is home to the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and such historic venues as the Kaw Nation Heritage Park and Kaw Mission State Historic Site and Museum. You'll also find towns filled with charming shops, restaurants, artwork and antiques.

Visit Kansas' twelve byways. Each one has beautiful drives, as well as fascinating history and an abundance of activities to enjoy.

Contact Information

Council Grove, KS to Cassoday, KS 

Phone: 620-767-5413


Location Type


Interpretive Signs

Natural Area

Driving Tours

Site Info

Wheel Chair Accessible