Historic Lazy T Ranch and Guest House of Northeast Kansas
Originally homesteaded in 1855, this historic family ranch now offers an outstanding Flint Hills location for your special event. The Lazy T provides fun farm experiences for the whole family, with hundreds of acres of native tallgrass prairie to explore with incredible views over the Kansas River Valley and the Manhattan area. Activities include ranch suppers, cowboy poetry entertainment, pony rides, and tours in the native prairie. We have "country atmosphere with city accessibility," located just a few minutes from Manhattan and I-70.
The Lazy T is a destination for birthday parties complete with pony rides or fun on our laser tag field. Our Cowboy Café, Prairie Pavilion, Bluestem Barn, and Tallgrass Arena are available for indoor parties and events.
The ranch hosts groups by appointment and holds various festivals and other special events throughout the year. From visiting a stone barn on the National Register of Historic Places to enjoying original cowboy poetry to experiencing great Flint Hills views and feeding animals, guests will enjoy this historic ranch in the scenic Flint Hills.
Fun on the Farm Experiences
The Wilson family invites you to an entertaining and educational visit* on our working Kansas family ranch. Your day could include:
- Feed animals
- Throw a lariat and rope a genuine longhorn steer head
- Take a hayrack ride or a hike to the top of Sugarloaf Hill for a great view of the Flint Hills
- Eat a delicious chuckwagon supper
- Enjoy original cowboy poetry entertainment
- Tour a historic 1860s stone barn and other buildings on the National and State Historic Registers
- See the native stone fences built in the 1860s
- See horses and beef cattle
- Pet ponies, sheep, goats, llamas, dogs, cats and bunnies
- See tractors, sit in a combine to see what it's like for a farmer harvesting crops
- See where the buffalo roamed, including native tallgrass prairie and wildflowers
Fall Activities - COVID-19 UPDATE
We are open, taking steps to protect our guests. We are sanitizing frequently and requiring masks in cases where social distancing isn't possible and following CDC, Kansas and Riley County guidelines. We are still booking private parties for Fall Festival type activities, birthday parties, and family, organization and corporate events. Theses activities are available by appointment. We will also be open Wednesday through Sunday from mid-September through October for our corn maze, which is a great opportunity for social distancing! Tickets are available online, which enables us to schedule the number of visitors to the maze in a time period, allowing for social distancing. Visitors to the 2020 Lazy T corn maze "God Bless the USA" will also be able to visit our largest hay bale maze ever (175 large round bales), go on a geocache scavenger hunt, take a hike on the native prairie to a scenic Flint Hills overlook on the top of Sugarloaf Hill; and do other activities which have been designed to allow for individual use and social distancing. If the situation permits, we will schedule festival days later in the season, to include • Pony Rides.• Hayrack Rides • Barrel train rides.
Thank you for your support for Fall Festival over the years!