Discover a range of landscapes and natural wonders in Kansas – and many hidden gems just waiting for your admiration. Love waterfalls or windmills? We’ve got ’em. Historic campgrounds? Check. Rodeos and festivals? Definitely. To see these images for yourself, enjoy this slideshow from Frank Thompson, an Overland Park retiree who really knows how to highlight his home state.

Becky Blake is the Director of the Kansas Department of Commerce, Travel & Tourism Division, and has been involved in the Kansas tourism industry for the past 30 years. TravelKS Blog provides a brief update from Becky each week, featuring communities, events and attractions throughout the state.