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Cottonwood Ranch - Plan your visit

John Fenton Pratt had no idea when he started building his ranch that it would someday tell the story of his family and his native Yorkshire, England. Take a step into history as you tour the grounds of this relatively unchanged rural ranch. Exterior signs tell the story of the stained glass windows, Yorkshire architecture, and this unique sheep ranch. Operated in partnership with Friends of Cottonwood Ranch.


  • Exterior self-guided tours, dawn to dusk
  • May - September: Interior guided tours
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday - Saturday (closed noon - 1 p.m.)
  • Closed state holidays


Cottonwood Ranch State Historic Site, Studley

  • Free admission to self-guided exterior exhibits
  • For interior guided tours a suggested contribution: $3 adults, $1 students; Kansas Historical Foundation members and children five and younger admitted free
  • Portions ADA accessible. Please notify us prior to your visit if you or a member of your party requires accommodation for special needs or disabilities


History of Cottonwood Ranch

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Sheridan County information

Solomon Valley Highway 24 Alliance

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