the "Gateway to the High Plains" the area in which
Pratt is located is a rolling plain of green grassland, broken
by the Ninnescah River and the hills along Elm and Turkey creeks.
Two miles south of Pratt's center, the Ninnescah branches into
two forks both of which are fed by crystal clear springs. To
the north lie sand hills and dunes which are thought to mark
the ancient course of the Arkansas River.
began as a practical joke is now one of Pratt's most unique
features. Pratt's hot and cold water towers have appeared in
nationwide publications and many visitors are seen stopping
for a humorous double-take or photograph.
is proud of its 270 acres of parks. Once a tallgrass prairie,
Pratt is known as "a tree city." The largest park
in Pratt, Lemon Park, is approximately 117 acres and has a nature
trail, wood sculptures, pond, shelter houses, gazebo, lighted
walking path, and many sports and play facilities.
is a regional center for shopping, medical care, higher education,
cultural activities, outdoor recreation, agriculture, and industry.
The hub of Kansas Wildlife and Parks management is located near
Pratt and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Nature
Center is located just two miles east and one mile south of