Are you getting ready to pop the big question? Or are you looking for a 'subtle' link to send your partner for a little inspiration? Take it from me, a person who had a perfect proposal in Kansas, we've got a great backdrop for your special moment. I've collected ideas in several categories so everyone can have a proposal built just for their unique relationship.

Outdoor Adventures

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Kansas State Parks

Kansas has 28 beautiful state parks, and all of them would a great location for a nature-loving proposal. Here are a few ideas to get you started!

Rock Their World With a New Rock at the Rocks

There's nothing quite like Kansas' unique chalk formations. Check out these picturesque landscapes that would be a stunning backdrop for your big day.

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 feet. These rocks help guide the travelers along the Smoky Hill Trail. No…

Castle Rock

Thousands of years ago, this area was covered by a chalk ocean, which accounts for the chalk bluffs and beds. The chalk bluffs are still a fossil hunter's delight. This lofty calcareous limestone bluff has the appearance…

Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

These badlands are Kansas’ most dramatic Niobrara chalk formation. They provide unique and important habitat for many plants and wildlife. Native amphibians, reptiles and birds such as ferruginous hawks and cliff…

Teter Rock

An upended limestone monolith juts unexpectedly up into the endless blue sky of the Flint Hills. Located at the crest of the highest hill in the area, it's visible for miles in all directions. The view from the area of…

A Real Life Castle

Enough said.

Coronado Heights

Coronado Heights is the southern-most bluff in a series of seven, known as the Smoky Hills. The hill is located northwest of Lindsborg. It is believed that Francisco Vasquez de Coronado and his men viewed the prairie…

Heart-Pounding Adventure Before They Say Yes...

These next few are for the thrill-seekers...

Old World Balloonery

Book a ride with Old World Balloonery and see some of the most spectacular views that Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas have to offer.

Air Capital Drop Zone

Thousands of safe Tandem and Solo skydives since 2001! We're conveniently located just 10 minutes southeast of Wichita Kansas! Whether skydiving is on your 'list', you're interested in a gift certificate for that special…

Zip KC

Zip KC hosts Kansas Cities wildest zip line adventures! Soar high above the bluffs of the Kansas River on 9 zip lines stretching over 5,800 feet and reaching up to 50 miles per hour! Zip KC is your ultimate Kansas…

The Peaceful Prairie

The Tallgrass Prairie is a stunning landscape for a hike, so why not start your adventure of a lifetime in a peaceful prairie environment where you'll feel like you're the only two people in the world. 

Shamrock Farms-Shamrock Cafe

Shamrock Cafe isn't really a cafe. It's a lookout point in NW Wabaunsee County outfitted with a few chairs and a table made from farm implement parts. Located 3.6 miles north of I-70 via Tallgrass Road, a township gravel…

Konza Prairie Biological Station

8,600 acres of quiet, rolling hills marked with flint and limestone dominate the landscapes around Manhattan KS. Kansas State University Division of Biology manages the land that is owned by the Nature Conservancy…

Big Basin Prairie Preserve

Just 15 miles south of Minneola, US Highway 283 bisects the Big Basin, a natural sinkhole thought to have been created by dissolving salts a few thousand years ago, causing the surface to drop 100 feet. The highway…

Gardens and Arboretums

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Why not pop the question in a beautifully curated garden? Here are a few examples to get you started!

Bartlett Arboretum

Seasonally, Bartlett Arboretum swings open the garden gate welcoming outdoor enthusiasts to be inspired and educated among the century-old tree museum and historic landscape. Generally open on weekends and by appointment…

Kansas Landscape Arboretum

The Kansas Landscape Arboretum offers a glimpse of Kansas nature at its best. As you stroll through over 193 wooded acres, you can see over 1,000 species of trees and shrubs. The Memorial Tree Walk is a favorite area for…

Botanica Wichita

Since opening in 1987 with four gardens and a horticultural library, Botanica Wichita has added more than 30 additional themed gardens and exhibits. This botanical paradise on the plains has over 18 acres of stunning…

K-State Gardens

This space serves as a research area for K-State students, as well as beautiful grounds for visitors and unique event space.

Zoos + Animal Encounters

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Kansas is full of great zoos with cool animals, but you may call ahead to the zoo to see if they might be able to arrange a special surprise for your engagement!

Rolling Hills Zoo

Rolling Hills Zoo is a 65 acre zoological park nestled among the Smoky Hills of Saline County just outside of Salina, and inhabits 120 different species of animals. With one of the world’s premier collections of full…

Lee Richardson Zoo & Safari Shoppe

Beautiful grounds and fascinating creatures from all over the globe. Over 300 animals are displayed within the 47-acre grounds. The zoo is designed for fun, learning, and discovery and is accessible by foot, car, or…

Sedgwick County Zoo

Come face to face with the wildest animals from around the world. Get to know the gorillas and elephants of Africa. Visit bison and bears native to North America. See eye to eye with endangered orangutans and tigers from…

Restaurants

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The classic restaurant proposal is still alive and well! Take a look at a few of our ideas for a great meal followed by the big question.

Oak Roots

We are pleased to offer a farm to table approach in fine dining. Presenting the purity of food in an artistic fashion with full gastronomique flavor and plating. Our chefs develop a menu seasonally based on fresh and…

2L Farms

Get back to basics and enjoy the best this earth has to offer like Grass-fed Beef, Garden Specialties. Farm-to-Table Dinners offered May through September. 2L Farms is found along the Glacial Hills Scenic Byway. This…

Wandering Vine

Wandering Vine is the first and only restaurant to host a Kansas farm winery outlet. We are pleased to feature the wines of Grace Hill Winery, who for over twenty years have been delivering on their mission to create the…

Bella Vita Bistro

Enjoy a taste of the good life with fresh, homemade and traditional Northern Italian, French and Continental cuisine in a casual fine dining atmosphere.

The White Linen

The White Linen is a unique, fine-dining restaurant based on contemporary French and American cuisine. Chef Adam VanDonge and his wife Kasie have opened this restaurant to give Topekans a taste of truly unique dining in…

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 animal itself – to provide a unique and entertaining dining…

Majestic Theatre

Dinner guests feel like stars entering a movie premiere as they move toward the entrance. 8-ft leaded-glass doors open to a scene that captures the essence of the original picture-show house. Thick black carpeting…

Prime on the Nine

Traditional steakhouse with a modern flare featuring local Dodge City beef and fresh seafood. Enjoy a great view with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Mariah Hills Golf Course and Dodge City.

Relaxing Getaways

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EVERYONE loves a little pampering, whether they admit it or not. Here are some ideas for serene locations that will gear you up for a lifetime of happiness with your love.

Cedar Crest Lodge Bed & Breakfast

Experience a serene country inn setting on over 100 picturesque acres with beauty as far as the eye can see. Choose from 12 romantic rooms and suites; Enjoy a delectable, multi- course breakfast each morning with…

Walnut Hill Farm Bed and Breakfast, LLC

Walnut Hill Farm Bed and Breakfast is located in a quiet rural setting 50 minutes south of the Kansas City Metro area on 40 acres of wooded and pasture land. Breakfasts are served with fresh organic fruits and vegetables…

Casa Somerset Bed & Breakfast, LLC

Casa Somerset is a warm, beautiful Italian villa on 10 acres, nestled near the Somerset Wine Trail. The B&B overlooks a lovely 6-acre lake, a vineyard, and many beautiful gardens. We are open year-round. We are an all…

Farley Ranch - Konza Cabin

The Konza Cabin is a unique agriculturally focused lodging experience. Constructed of two reclaimed grain bins, this cabin accommodates up to four adults and includes a kitchen and full bathroom. The property is located…

Gyp Hills Guest Ranch

Experience life on the Gyp Hills Guest Ranch, over looking the scenic Gypsum Hills southwest of Medicine Lodge. We have something for everyone! Relax on the porch, ride horses, assist us tending to livestock, take a hike…

Suite Tea

Relax, reset, and reconnect with nature at Kansas City's newest glamping experience - Suite Tea. Located on the Watkins "C" Ranch, Suite Tea is neatly tucked away in the heart of the city surrounded by nature. The…

Rock Haven Spa

The getaway that’s not too far away: A destination spa in your own backyard. One of the top reasons our guests keep coming back, apart from exceptional services, is our unique atmosphere. Rock Haven Spa is a serene…

Midland Railroad Hotel

Midland Railroad Hotel is a perfect stop over on your next business or leisure trip. The Midland is a historic hotel established in 1899. Guest rooms have Mission style furnishings affording the guest comfortable…