Tallgrass Tour Bus

Historic POW Camp and Atlas E Missile Site

Saturday, October 7, 8:45am-4:30pm

Come explore the hidden military history here in the Flint Hills on this special Tallgrass Tour Bus.  Travel to Alma, Kansas to see artifacts left behind from the WWII German POW camp at Lake Wabaunsee at the Wabaunsee County Historical Society Museum. Then travel to the lake to see the camp remains and enjoy lunch at The Lodge restaurant.  After lunch, you’ll go on a special guided tour of a converted Atlas E nuclear missile site, part of our Cold War heritage, and now the home of a local resident.

Round trip travel, tour, and lunch fees are covered.  Youth under 18 must be accompanied by adult. Tour leaves the Flint Hills Discovery Center at 8:45am and returns no later than 4:30pm.

Preregister online here, by phone at 785.587.2726 or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

Youth and Adult FHDC Member: $30 |  Youth and Adult Non-Member: $35

Eisenhower Library, Museum and Boyhood Home

Saturday, October 28, 9am-5pm

Pay homage to the Supreme Allied Commander of WWII and 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, on this special Tallgrass Tour Bus. Your visit to the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home in historic Abilene, KS will include a special guided tour of Ike's boyhood home and the extensive museum galleries. Roam the grounds to see the Eisenhower Statue and visit his final resting place at the Place of Meditation. End your day with an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at historic artifacts and objects from Eisenhower's WWII service and role overseeing the 1st Infantry Division in that conflict. Fee includes a fried chicken lunch buffet form the historic Brookville Hotel.

Round trip travel, tour and lunch fees are included. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Tour leaves the Flint Hills Discovery Center at 9am and returns no later than 5pm.

Preregister online here, by phone at 785.587.2726 or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

Active Duty Military (Must Show ID Day of Trip): $25 | Youth and Adult FHDC Member: $30 |  Youth and Adult Non-Member: $35