Prairieside Cottage and Outpost is located on Scenic Byway 177
in Matfield Green, Kansas, USA, about 220 miles Southeast of the
geographic center of the United States. This is a small and thriving creative community in the heart of the Flint Hills region,
one of the best places in the world to watch the sunset.
Local attractions include art galleries that feature regional and contemporary art and the historic Pioneer Bluffs ranch that hosts regular events, workshops and lectures. Nearby Cottonwood Falls and Strong City boast restaurants, antique shopping and historical museums, as well as the iconic Chase County Courthouse. The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve (a half-hour drive from Prairieside Cottage) is a continuous 10,000+ acre grassland that maintains year-round hiking trails, nature trails and educational tours for the entire family about this unique ecosystem. Other nearby attractions include: a fishing lake, rivers, creeks, abundant wildlife, hiking, biking, driving tours, birdwatching, stargazing and all the daydreaming you can do.
Information about the area:
Chase County Chamber of Commerce
Galleries and Museums:
The Bank Artspace
Chase County Historical Society and Museum
Symphony in the Flint Hills Gallery
Flint Hills Gallery
Resources about the area:
Center for Great Plains Studies
The Land Institute
Great Plains Photo Project