Hills Wildlife Refuge
is conveniently located just 2 miles south of Interstate 70, west
of Salina, KS.
Started as a private game
preserve, the Refuge is now a non-profit association, which opened
its doors to the public less than one year ago.
On 95 acres of rolling
Kansas prairie, the park is beautifully landscaped, with broad
walkways and shaded rest areas along the trail.. A tram service,
restrooms, restaurant and gift shop are provided. Park hours are
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. There is an admission charge.
The wildlife at the park
is varied, entertaining, and well-tended. Besides seeing the animals
pictured at the left we saw white tigers, snow leopards, lemurs,
macaws, prairie dogs, Muntjac deer, giraffes, Florida sandhill
cranes, pronghorn deer, lemurs, oryx, tapir, sloth bears, black
bears, tortoises, tamarins, and deer. There were some animals
living at the refuge which we did not see on the afternoon we
The weather was cool,
windy and cloudy during our visit.
Vist the Rolling
Hills site for park details.