Pioneer Bluffs

Center for Flint Hills Ranching Heritage

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Located on the historic Rogler Ranch just north of Matfield Green, the Pioneer Bluffs Center for Flint Hills Ranching Heritage invites ranchers, locals, schools, and visitors seeking a Flint Hills experience to come along with us as we journey through time to explore our history, and join us as we examine contemporary ranching issues.

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Great Plains Jazz Orchestra

Music from “Great American Songbook” coming to Pioneer Bluffs

An 18-member orchestra that has performed for notables that include President George W. Bush and Luciano Pavarotti is coming to the Flint Hills for a special concert.

On Saturday, August 27 the Great Plains Jazz Orchestra will present Big Band Jazz and music from “The Great American Songbook” on the shaded lawn of Pioneer Bluffs. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the 90-minute concert begins at 7:00 p.m.

The “Great American Songbook” features the most important and influential popular songs and jazz standards that have stood the test of time. The Great Plains Jazz Orchestra includes vocalists reminiscent of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, and Frankie Valli, who will perform familiar tunes such as “Mack the Knife,” “The Lady is a Tramp,” and “Young and Foolish.”

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Fawn Season at Pioneer Bluffs
May – June wildlife camera video compilation – The surge of spring rain coursing through Crocker Creek and the fresh green foliage create a beautiful backdrop for glimpses of wildlife in the natural area at Pioneer Bluffs. In addition to the deer you will see bobcat, coyotes, a pair(!) of beaver, blue heron and more. Fawns walking with the mother doe and also bedding down in the glade appear throughout the video.

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