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Activites in Chase County
prairie   Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve - Locatedj ust two miles north of Strong City, the park offers several hiking trials, tours of the historic 1881 limestone ranch house, and a new resource center / bookstore, located in the newly restored two story stone barn.
We enjoy afternoon walks in the park. The magnificent views are a photographer's dream. While there be sure to also check out the one room limestone schoolhouse located on the hill just south of the visitor's center.
Chase County Courthouse - Located in Cottonwood Falls, the courthouse is the oldest working courthouse still in use in Kansas and the midwestern states. The building was completed in 1873 using native limestone and walnut. Designed in the renaissance style architecture of the Louis XIII period, the courthouse features a mansard tile roof and three story, walnut spiral staircase. Unfortunately the courthouse is currently closed for renovation and is scheduled to reopen in 2008. To learn more about Chase County and see a pictures of the courthouse check out this site. courthouse
  Flint Hills Rodeo - The Flint Hills Rodeo Grounds, just across the road from the us, hosts three annual rodeo events. The 68th annual PRCA Rodeo will be held on June 3 - 5. A Ranch Rodeo and Youth Rodeo are held in September and October.
prairie adventures   Trail Rides in the Flint Hills - Kansas Flint Hills adventures offers horseback riding in the tallgrass prairie, range burning parties, and personalized ranch gatherings. Jan Jantzen has an extensive knowledge of the history of the Flint Hills and the ecology of the tallgrass prairie. We took some friends from Chicago out to Jan's Grandview Ranch last summer and had a great time capped off with a magnificent prairie sunset.
The Emma Chase Cafe - not only does the Emma Chase have great food, free music, and decadent fudge, they also have all sorts of hand made items that make great gifts or souvenirs. They also serve ice cream until 9 p.m.  
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Cottonwood Mercantile Cottonwood Falls Mercantile offers a variety of scrumptious candies and gourmet foods. They also have great gifts including antiques, collectables, art, and photography. Proptietor Jim Zeiner is the publisher of the Kansas Angler and carries a variety of new and antique fishing tackle.
Flint Hills Scenic Byway - A beautiful drive stretching 47 miles through the heart of the Flint Hills from Council Grove to Cassoday.   flinthills