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Experience a Special Holiday Celebration at Tallgrass Prairie Preserve in Kansas

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Take a peek at what holiday settings were like during the 1880s when Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve located near Strong City, Kansas decorates the historic ranch house and headquarters area with cedar, natural berries, pods, and buck brush from Nov. 24 to Dec. 31, 2012.

On Nov. 24 from noon to 4 p.m. experience the Spring Hill Ranch at the height of the holiday season.

tallgrassholidayevent2012Let your senses indulge in the aroma of cedar, nutmeg, and cinnamon, while strolling through the lively ranch house filled with period costumed characters enjoying a holiday party.

Historic characters will be decorating the tree, making holiday cooking, playing historic music, and reading "Twas the Night Before Christmas." Visitors are welcome to join in the fun of singing Christmas carols. All preserve activities are free and open to the public.

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve offers many opportunities to experience the rich natural and cultural heritage that exists in the Flint Hills of Kansas.

Tallgrass prairie once covered 170 million acres of North America. Within a generation the vast majority was developed and plowed under. Today less than 4 percent remains, mostly in the Kansas Flint Hills. The preserve protects a nationally significant remnant of the once vast tallgrass prairie and its cultural resources.

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is located two miles north of Strong City on Kansas State Highway 177 (the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway) and is a partnership between The Nature Conservancy and the National Park Service.

For more information, visit the preserve's website at
www.nps.gov/tapr or call the preserve at (620) 273-8494 or 6034.

 
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