Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Olathe Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:55:01 GMT A thrill for all; The Great Midwest Balloon Festival http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/20/A-thrill-for-all-The-Great-Midwest-Balloon-Festival-/3064/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Balloon-Festival-060-800x533-.jpg'/><br/> If you go to the Great Midwest Balloon Festival, prepare for a lot of pointing and &quot;wow&quot;-ing. That pretty much sums up the experience my family had at this year's event in Olathe. There are really very few things that can truly thrill both the young and the old, but hot air balloons are one of them.&nbsp; Tue, 20 Aug 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/20/A-thrill-for-all-The-Great-Midwest-Balloon-Festival-/3064/ Step back in time at the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/8/Step-back-in-time-at-the-Mahaffie-Stagecoach-Stop-Farm/855/ Explore hands-on history in 19th-century KansasSophisticated, suburban Olathe, Kan., may seem like the last place to find a&nbsp; sanctuary for 19th-century living history, but look again. Tucked into miles of metropolis is the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop &amp; Farm Historic Site – purchased by the city to preserve its original character as a thriving 1850s family farm and stagecoach stop. The only stop along the Santa Fe Trail that’s preserved and open to the public, the grounds offer many opportunities for exploring the lives of early farm families, pioneers, soldiers and stagecoach travelers. Mon, 08 Aug 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/8/Step-back-in-time-at-the-Mahaffie-Stagecoach-Stop-Farm/855/