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Jess Hoffert
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Jess Hoffert

Jess Hoffert is the editor of the Kansas Official Travel Guide. One of his favorite hobbies is driving along the gravel and dirt backroads of the state to discover hidden attractions and amazing landscapes.

Have the Friend Getaway of Your Dreams in Lawrence

In Lawrence, it feels as though all roads lead to Mass Street ... and for good reason. The main drag through downtown brings University of Kansas students and locals together for creative sipping, dining and shopping. Free State Brewing Company is a Mass Street legend, having become the first legal…

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Discover the Heart of Bustling Wichita

Kansas’ largest city refers to itself as the Heart of the Country and, precise map coordinates aside, local love swells just about everywhere you look. Named after a Native American tribe, Wichita honors its roots at Keeper of the Plains, a 44-foot-tall steel sculpture by Blackbear Bosin. At this…

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Northeast Kansas: For the Spirited

Once the capital of the Kansas Territory, little Lecompton played a big role that led to the Union accepting Kansas as a free state. (Tours of Constitution Hall State Historic Site put you in the room where it happened.) Today’s capital of Topeka proves true freedom is an ongoing process. Case in…

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28 Amazing State Parks in Kansas

"A" - IS FOR ACCESSIBLE TRAILS AT: TUTTLE CREEK STATE PARK Many Kansas state parks feature ADA-accessible trails, but you’ll find some of the best in this Manhattan oasis with Flint Hills scenery and a 10,900-acre reservoir. Follow the Blue River on the 1¼-mile Western Heritage Trail and weave…

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10 Ways to Get in Kansas’ Adventure Zone

1. Wild Water Parks Splash into fun at Salina’s Kenwood Cove Aquatic Park, with 1,400 feet of slides, a lazy river, wave pool, lap pool and kids’ play area. Also in the north central part of the state, visitors to Beloit can cool off with a lazy river and slides at Chautauqua Swimming Pool on the…

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