Shamrock Cafe — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GCP8FN
by saso_362, saso792 & Hunter
Difficulty: 
1.5
Terrain: 
2
Location: 
Kansas, United States
N 39° 06.111 W 096° 22.340

Why is this Geocache of the Week:

Thousands of people criss-cross America’s heartland on Interstate 70 each day. However, only a rare few are aware of a highly-rated Kansas cafe. It’s located just a mile or so from the highway. But you won’t find this hot spot in any travel guide. It’s certainly not Michelin-rated. Nevertheless, it hosts a geocache that’s earned a favorite point from nearly 50 percent of those who’ve found it!

Shamrock Cafe is nestled among the renowned Flint Hills, the world’s largest remaining continuous area of tallgrass prairie. From here, you can see a beautiful sunset, or watch thunderstorms roll across the prairie. But come early, because seating is limited!

What the Cache Owner, saso_362, has to say:

Can you share a bit of history about the cache?
“I stumbled onto this spot while taking back roads to a virtual cache located a few miles north of here. As soon as I found the location, I knew it was just perfect for a cache. Quiet, remote, quirky and an awesome view. The property is owned by a local ranch – Shamrock Farms. They are aware of the cache and have been very supportive.”

When is the best time to visit?
“Sunset is best. But anytime is good, unless the Kansas weather is acting up.”

What do you hope people take away from this geocache?
“I just hope they take a minute to enjoy the view from the “Cafe.” This is one of those caches that make you realize it isn’t always about the numbers.”

Photos:

Yep, the Cafe is open 24/7.
Yep, the Cafe is open 24/7.
Kansas' tallgrass prairie.
Kansas’ tallgrass prairie.
Uh oh, the weather is acting up!
Uh oh, the weather is acting up!
Kick back and enjoy the scenery.
Kick back and enjoy the scenery.
Enjoy the view of the Flint Hills.
Enjoy the view of the Flint Hills.
A welcome from the land owner.
A welcome from the land owner.
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You can’t miss it. Just go to the intersection of Tallgrass, Tallgrass, Pavillion and Pavillion.
Flagging down a waiter might be difficult!
Flagging down a waiter might be difficult!

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