22 Ways to Explore the Sunflower State in 2022

Get Lost in Small Town Charm

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You'll fall in love with the charm of Kansas' small towns! Here's a few ideas to get you started, but make sure to explore our cities page to find more great communities!

Celebrate a Birthday

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Who doesn't love a good party? These Kansas attractions and communities are celebrating big things in 2022! Make sure you participate in the celebration.

Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield Historic Site

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Walk through history at the Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield Historic Site in Pleasanton. 

St. Francis Motorcycle Museum

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Take a ride to the St. Francis Motorcycle Museum in St. Francis. 

St. Francis Motorcycle Museum

The St. Francis Motorcycle Museum houses over 100 vintage motorcycles from many manufacturers including ACE, Cleveland, Jefferson, Theim…

America's Oldest Operating Cinema

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Watch a movie and take a look at movie memorabilia at America's oldest operating purpose-built cinema at Plaza 1907 in Ottawa.

Ride in a train 650 feet below Earth's surface at Strataca in Hutchinson.

STRATACA

Strataca/The Kansas Underground Salt Museum is one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas. Located 650 feet beneath the earth's surface in a salt bed formed…

Immerse yourself in Oz at the Oz Museum in Wamego.

Oz Museum

Come and Experience the World of OZ! With 2,000 artifacts on display featuring 120 years of Oz culture from 1st edition L. Frank Baum books, MGM…

Syracuse Sand Dunes Park

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Hit the dunes at the Syracuse Sand Dunes Park in Syracuse. 

Syracuse Sand Dunes Park

The Syracuse Sand Dunes Park is the largest sand dunes park in Kansas and one of the largest in the Midwest. Opened in 2007, the Sand Park…

Gordon Parks Museum

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Gordon Parks was a world-renowned photographer, Hollywood's first major Black director (Shaft, The Learning Tree), and a Kansan. Learn more about this civil rights leader whose weapon was a camera at the Gordon Parks Museum in Fort Scott. 

BBQ Road Trip

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Wear your stretchy pants for a statewide BBQ Road Trip! Here's a few ideas to get you started, but don't forget to check out our BBQ page for more great restaurants. 

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Follow in the footsteps of Dwight D. Eisenhower in Abilene.

Abilene

Named one of the top 20 “best small towns to visit” by Smithsonian Magazine, Abilene is the hometown of 5-Star General and 34th…

Boot Hill Distillery

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Experience 'seed-to-sip' at Boot Hill Distillery in Dodge City.

Boot Hill Distillery

"Born from a barrel. Forged in the dust." Obsessively crafted by artisan distillers, from soil to sip. Dodge City’s legacy was built on the…

The Elephant Bistro and Bar

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Taste the hype at The Elephant Bistro and Bar in Hoxie.

The Elephant Bistro & Bar

The journey of The Elephant began with a vision on a napkin and an appetite for a new experience. The pursuit of The Elephant is as large as the…

Alcove Springs

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Dip your toes in history at Alcove Springs, a favorite spot for travelers along the Oregon Trail.

Alcove Spring

Alcove Spring got its name in 1846 when the Donner-Reed Party was forced to stop and wait for the Big Blue River to go down. One of the members…

Bartlett Arboretum

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Stop and smell the roses at the Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine.

Bartlett Arboretum

Seasonally, Bartlett Arboretum swings open the garden gate welcoming outdoor enthusiasts to be inspired and educated among the century-old tree…

Monument Rocks

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Take a road trip to Monument Rocks.

Monument Rocks National Landmark

Kansas' first National Natural Monument is one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas. The Niobrara chalk formation, rich in fossils, some reaching up to 50…

Rest. Relax. Rejuvenate. Find your inner peace at BaseCamp in Humboldt.

BaseCamp

A modern take on camping overlooking a recreational quarry. Free access to kayaks, fire pits, a bike challenge course, and more. All connected…

The Garage

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Take a peek under the hood at The Garage, a new automotive museum coming to Salina in February 2022. 

Parrot Cove

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Make a splash at Parrot Cove in Garden City.

Parrot Cove Water Park

The only indoor waterpark between Kansas City and Denver. Open year-round including holidays, Parrot Cove is open to the general public.

Louisburg Cider Mill

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Find the flavor of fall year-round at Louisburg Cider Mill in Louisburg.

Louisburg Cider Mill

Visit our Country Store year-round for apple cider, Lost Trail craft soda, fresh cider donuts, unique gifts, custom gift baskets and more! Join…

Exploration Place

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Learn something new at Exploration Place in Wichita.

Exploration Place

Welcome to the state’s premier science center – Exploration Place! Parked along the picturesque Arkansas River, Exploration Place inspires…

Kansas State Parks

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Enjoy a Kansas State Park! We've got a few ideas here, but make sure to check our State Parks page for all of our 28 Kansas State Parks.