Known as the "Gateway to the Great Plains", you won't go wrong when you plan a visit to Pratt, Kansas. Here you will find a rolling plain of green along the Ninnescah River. Through the hills, you will find the Elk and Turkey Creeks. With 193 acres of parks, there is plenty of room for you to get outdoors and drink in the panoramic views that surround you in every direction.
When you visit Pratt, you can choose to stay in one of the hotels this city offers. There are also three RV parks with full services and if you really want to commune with nature, you can pitch a tent at Pratt County Veterans memorial Lake. You don't need a permit and you can camp wherever you wish. Whether you want to dine in elegance or watch your favorite game while you eat, Pratt has everything you need. Eat in or take out, casual or fine dining - the choice is yours in this town.
Visit the Historical Museum with four different galleries for you to browse. You can spend the day here and still not get to see everything that it holds. See the covered wagons that took the pioneers westward, old fashioned quilts and clothing, a 18th century dentist's office, farm implements and a restored wedding chapel. Walk the Old Time Main Street and see the Gene Rose airplane collection - all within the confines of one museum.
Art lover's will definitely want to visit the Delmar Riney Gallery , which holds several exhibits each year. For the outdoor enthusiast, Pratt is a hunting and fishing paradise, but if you just want to see the wildlife, you can do so at Cheyenne Bottoms, Pratt Sandhills, or the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.
Stroll through the many parks, especially Lemon Park, with its nature trails, wooden sculptures and numerous opportunities for sports. Walk the Avenue of Flags, which is the entrance to the park system and swim in the pool at the Ellis D. Kenny Swimming Pool, the largest in the state.
The wealth of activities and sights in Pratt will leave you breathless and you'll probably have to stay longer to take them all in.