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Free-Range Adventures in Southwest Kansas

Talk about wide-open spaces. The southwest quadrant of Kansas (22 counties) is no faux frontier—it’s the real deal. The region carries on the centuries-old legacy of explorers and pioneers who trekked its expanse. In 1865, when the U.S. Army established Fort Dodge along the Santa Fe Trail (near…

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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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