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Hays, Kansas: "Monarch of the Plains" Bison Statue

1967 limestone sculpture by artist Pete Felten depicts an American bison, the Monarch of the Plains.

US Hwy 40, Hays, KS
Old Fort Hays parade grounds, southwest of Hays, south side of US Hwy 40/183.
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"Monarch of the Plains" Bison Statue

Directly across the street (Rt 183 By-Pass) from the statue is a real life herd of buffalo/bison, including a lonely leucistic one. It's probably the closest you.ll come to a white buffalo. Couldn't get a clear photo, but it's beautiful.

[Kimtisha, 11/10/2017]

Fort Hays.

"Monarch of the Plains" Bison Statue

The whole Fort Hays is very interesting. We went on a day that the exhibit wasn't open, but still enjoyed walking around to read the signage. There is also a time capsule filled with interesting items from Kansas.

[Drumbabe, 07/12/2016]

Time capsule will be opened in 20167. Be there!

Monarch of the Plains.

"Monarch of the Plains" Bison Statue

18-ton limestone statue of the American bison, completed in 1967 by artist Pete Felten. Hard to make a buffalo look heroic, and he didn't.

[ Team, 03/10/2011]

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Castle Rock, Collyer, KS - 45 mi.

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