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Cottonwood Ranch State Historical Site

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Location: 17 miles west of Hill City. Operated by the Kansas State Historical Society, this site consists of a late nineteenth century sheep ranch. The native stone house (constructed 1885-1896) and outbuildings (built 1891-1892) symbolize English settlement and ranching on the High Plains of the Northwest Region of Kansas. The Pratt family maintained elements of their British heritage in the construction of the buildings and in their daily activities. Exhibits include historic photographs within the partially furnished house. Guided tours of the site and programming on various historic topics are available. Self-guided tours are also available.


  • 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday - Saturday
  • 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Sunday
  • Closed all state holidays

Location: Route 1 Box 57M, Studley Kansas 67740 Telephone 785-627-5866

Other History nearby:
(Studley) Cottonwood Ranch State Historical Site
(Oakley) Fick Fossil and History Museum
(Hays City) Old Fort Hays

12/08 Coming to The Studley area
Wild West Festival Hays City KS July3-6 A typical Kansas fair -- parade, big name music stars, games, demonstrations, competitions and shows, including fireworks.