Field of Sunflowers
When you travel the Prairie Trail Scenic Byway, you follow in the steps of Native Americas, explorers and pioneers as they sought food, shelter, adventure and a better life. Early traders followed the nearby Santa Fe Trail to New Mexico, 19th-century cowboys drove cattle along the Chisholm Trail, and huge herds of bison roamed the majestic Flint Hills.
Historians believe Francisco Coronado surveyed the countryside from Coronado Heights just north of the Byway in the early 1540's. Other famous visitors included Zebulon Pike and "Buffalo Bill" Cody. Immigrants from faraway lands, including Sweden, also settled in the area. For more information about all the great Kansas Scenic Byways
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Map of the Route