Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve celebrates 500,000th visitor Featured

Klara Stingsted (center) poses with Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve staff after being celebrated as the preserve's 500,00th visitor Thursday. Klara Stingsted (center) poses with Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve staff after being celebrated as the preserve's 500,00th visitor Thursday. Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve photo

The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve had a milestone visitor recently.


This past Thursday, Klara Stingsted of Vejle, Denmark, found out she was the preserve's 500,000th visitor. Stingsted was touring the preserve with a group of Danish high school students staying in Emporia as part of a short-term visit organized by Emporia State University's Office of International Education.

Stingsted received a copy of the park's DVD and a book pf photos highlighting America's national parks.

The preserve spans almost 11,000 acres near Strong City on Kansas Highway 177. It was created in November 1996.

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