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Strong-City is small town located in Chase County in east-central Kansas. As of the 2000 census, the population was 584 residents. For such a small town, Strong City has a lot of attractions. Its situated in the Flint Hills region on Scenic Byway Highway 177. It is most well known for its rodeo each summer that attracts over 20,000 visitors to the town. The rodeo is one of the first and largest P.R.C.A. approved rodeos in the nation and draws contestants from all over the world. The 1881 Z-Bar Ranch, also known as Spring Hill Ranch, is located just two miles from Strong City and is situated on the U.S.s newest National Park, Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. The ranch contains 11,000 never-ploughed acres of prairie that form the heart of the park. It also has a beautiful stone house on the property. The Chase State Fishing Lake is located 3 miles from Strong City in the center of the Flint Hills Region. The lake and surrounding 383-acre wildlife area are owned and managed by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. The 109-acre lake offers excellent fishing and campgrounds and a shelter house are also available. Strong City is also home to two city parks.

Surrounding areas: Cottonwood Falls, Kansas (1.8 mi), Council Grove, Kansas (18.4 mi), Emporia, Kansas (19.2 mi), Marion, Kansas (26.2 mi)

Strong City Vacation Rentals

Strong City Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Grand Central Hotel215 BroadwayCottonwood Falls, KS1.7 mi.(620) 273-6763
Comfort Inn2836 W 18th AveEmporia, KS17.1 mi.(620) 342-9700
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites2921 W 18TH AveEmporia, KS17.1 mi.(620) 341-9393
Fairfield Inn2930 Eaglecrest DrEmporia, KS17.3 mi.(620) 342-4445
Emporia Travelodge Conference Center2700 W 18TH StEmporia, KS17.5 mi.(620) 343-2200
Motel 62630 W 18TH AveEmporia, KS17.5 mi.(620) 343-1240
Econo Lodge2511 W 18th StEmporia, KS17.6 mi.(620) 343-7750
Americas Best Value Inn2913 W Hwy 50Emporia, KS19.3 mi.(620) 342-7567
Candlewood Suites Emporia2602 Candlewood DrEmporia, KS19.3 mi.(620) 343-7756
Days Inn3032 W Hwy 50Emporia, KS19.3 mi.(620) 342-1787
Quality Inn3021 W Hwy 50Emporia, KS19.3 mi.(620) 342-3770
Bed & Breakfast
Flint Hills Bed & Breakfast613 W Main StCouncil Grove, KS18.3 mi.(620) 767-6655

Strong City Weather & Climate

East-central Kansas has a humid sub-tropical climate. Over the course of a year, temperatures range from an average low of 15 degrees F. in January to an average high of nearly 93 degrees F. in July. The temperature falls below the freezing point an average of 188 days per year. Typically the first fall freeze occurs between the last week of September and the end of October, and the last spring freeze occurs between the first week of April and early May. The area receives 35 inches of precipitation per year, with the most in May and June. Snow depth of at least one inch occurs an average of 20 days per year. Severe weather is possible, in the form of thunderstorms and tornadoes. Thunderstorms may produce large hail and lightening.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 39°F 16°F 0.97 in. -
February 45°F 21°F 1.06 in. -
March 55°F 30°F 2.82 in. -
April 65°F 41°F 3.01 in. -
May 75°F 53°F 4.90 in. -
June 84°F 62°F 4.82 in. -
July 90°F 67°F 4.40 in. -
August 89°F 65°F 3.96 in. -
September 81°F 56°F 3.42 in. -
October 70°F 43°F 2.63 in. -
November 54°F 30°F 2.60 in. -
December 42°F 20°F 1.32 in. -

Strong City Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Newton City County airport (EWK) located about 46 miles west of Strong City in Newton, Kansas, the Manhattan Regional airport (MHK) located approximately 51 miles north of Strong City in Manhattan, Kansas, Forbes Field (FOE) located roughly 60 miles northeast of Strong City in Topeka, Kansas, the Beech Factory airport (BEC) located around 61 miles southwest of Strong City in Wichita, Kansas, and finally the Salina Municipal airport (SLN) located about 66 miles northwest of Strong City in Salina, Kansas.

Strong City Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
JoylandWichitaKS65.3 mi.
Water Parks
Golfland-Sunsplash ParkOlatheKS98.6 mi.
Oceans of FunKansas CityMO116.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Emporia Municipal Golf CourseEmporiaKS19.3 mi.
Marion Country ClubMarionKS25.9 mi.
Madison Golf CourseMadisonKS28.6 mi.
Herington Country ClubHeringtonKS28.8 mi.
State Parks
Geary County State ParkKS38.9 mi. 
Kaw Mission State Historical SiteCouncil GroveKS18.4 mi.(History)
Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State UniversityManhattanKS54.4 mi.(Art)
Goodnow House State Historic SiteManhattanKS54.4 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Emporia ZooEmporiaKS19.2 mi.
Sunset Zoological ParkManhattanKS54.4 mi.
Topeka Zoological ParkTopekaKS64.6 mi.
Sedgwick County ZooWichitaKS65.3 mi.
Hutchinson ZooHutchinsonKS79.1 mi.
Kansas City Zoological GardensKansas CityMO116.2 mi.

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