The park is located near the spot where westward travelers split off onto the wagon roads to Santa Fe, California, or Oregon, depending on their destination.


Daily, 6 am-11 pm

Contact Information

US-56 at West 183rd St
Gardner, KS 66030
Phone: 913-856-0936

Location Type

Interpretive Signs

Site Info

Bus / RV Parking
Wheel Chair Accessible

Providing a glimpse into the kind of prairie flora westbound travelers would have encountered in the 1800s is the goal of recent plantings at the park. The grasses include: sideoats grama, little bluestem, Indian grass, Canada wild rye, Virginia wild rye, and June grass. Among the wildflowers are: purple prairie clover, black-eyed Susans, several varieties of Kansas gayfeather, bee balm, purple and white coneflowers and butterfly weed.

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