North Central  Kansas - "For The Centered"

North Central Kansas is where the center of all of the fun is! This is where wicked towns from the old west of Ellsworth and Abilene still stand. It's where beautiful drives take you through scenic byways with bison on the Prairie Trail, stunning lakeside bluffs of Wilson State Park on the Post Rock, and the gorgeous Flint Hills through the Native Stone. Get ready because this region of Kansas is loaded with exciting places to see! Check out the North Central Kansas itinerary below to explore all of the great food, museums, outdoor activities, shops, and art this region has to offer!

Outdoor Adventure

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Wilson State Park

Set in the scenic Smoky Hills region of Kansas, Wilson State Park provides convenient access to one… Read More

Mushroom Rock State Park

Tucked into the Smoky Hills region in the north-central part of the state, the mushroom rocks are… Read More

Rock City Park

Rock City Park is a national natural landmark comprised of over 200 huge concretions. Rest in the… Read More


Rolling Hills Zoo is a 65 acre zoological park nestled among the Smoky Hills of Saline County just… Read More

Lovewell State Park

Lovewell State Park offers an inviting blend of camping, fishing, wildlife watching, and special… Read More

Glen Elder State Park

This 1,451-acre state park is situated on the shores of Glen Elder Reservoir (Waconda Lake). The… Read More

Milford State Park

Milford State Park is a diverse 1,804-acre lake located on the southeast end of the 15,700 surface… Read More

Tuttle Creek Milford State Park

Located near Manhattan, Tuttle Creek State Park offers visitors a wide variety of outdoor recreation… Read More

History + Museums

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Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home

Visit the all-new exhibits at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum and experience Ike and… Read More

Pawnee Indian Museum State Historic Site

Features exhibits on the culture of the Pawnee Indians by using a combination of information from… Read More

George Washington Carver Museum Exhibit

Official Boyhood Home of the Agricultural Scientist, George Washington Carver, 1880-1884. Visit the… Read More

National Orphan Train Complex

The National Orphan Train Museum contains informative exhibits depicting the history of the Orphan… Read More

Oz Museum

Come and Experience the World of OZ! With 2,000 artifacts on display featuring 120 years of Oz… Read More

The Garage

See classic cars that have been restored to pristine condition and explore hands-on educational… Read More

Flint Hills Discovery Center

Open since April 2012, the Flint Hills Discovery Center is a 35,000 square foot facility that… Read More

U.S. Cavalry Museum

Housed in the original hospital built in 1855, the U.S. Cavalry Museum exhibits depict the colorful… Read More

Konza Prairie Biological Station

8,600 acres of quiet, rolling hills marked with flint and limestone dominate the landscapes around… Read More

Arts, Culture, & Entertainment

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Garden of Eden

Kansas' only Visionary Sculpture Environment and stone log cabin. Internationally known as a prime… Read More

World's Largest Czech Egg

Art lovers can't miss this unique roadside attraction! The World's Largest Czech Egg is a tribute to… Read More

World's Largest Ball of Twine

At 17,320 lbs, 40 foot circumference, and over 7,938,709 of sisal twine, the Cawker City Community… Read More

Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art houses the Kansas State University permanent art… Read More

Grassroots Art Center

Exhibits from across the state of Kansas. Visitors enjoy the creativity of primarily retired… Read More

K-State Insect Zoo

The Zoo offers an interactive experience for visitors, where they can experience the sights, sounds… Read More

Unique Dining

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Cozy Inn

Just voted one of the "8 Wonders of Kansas" in the cuisine category! Buy 'em by the sack. Burgers… Read More

Tallgrass Tap House

Tallgrass Tap House is an 11,000-square-foot brewpub located at 320 Poyntz Ave. in the historic… Read More

Martinelli's Little Italy

Located in historic downtown Salina. Family-style dining - pastas, salads, desserts - full bar… Read More

The Scheme

Step inside and check out the unique atmosphere including pictures and history of the owner's… Read More

The Chef Cafe

The Chef brings a great breakfast and lunch menu to downtown Manhattan. For the perfect home-cooked… Read More

Bite Me Barbecue

Owned and operated in Marysville, Kansas! We take our BBQ Shack to several annual events such as the… Read More

Java Junkies

Clay Centers Premier Espresso Bar and Artisan Restaurant! Offering a full line of specialty coffees… Read More

Varsity Donuts

Servin' up fat and fluffy donuts in Aggieville! We’re just a rag-tag group of donut-lovin’ folks… Read More

Little Apple Brewing Company

Established in 1995 in Manhattan, Kansas, Little Apple Brewing Company has built a reputation on the… Read More

Lakeshore Tailgaters Bar, Grill, & Sporting Goods

For great burgers and steaks near Waconda Lake, visit Lake Shore Tailgaters at Cawker City. Fast… Read More

Toto's Tacoz

Come and find the hidden "Toto's" while you wait for your freshly prepared Mexican food. Downtown… Read More

Friendship House Bakery and Restaurant

Come visit this beautifully converted home across the street from the city park and Dutch Mill for a… Read More

Brant's Market

Specializing in homemade and fresh meats since 1922. Named one of the "8 Wonders of Kansas… Read More

World's Largest Collection of the World's Smallest Versions of the World's Largest Things Roadside Attraction & Museum

An interactive environment devoted to the exploration and celebration of World's Smallest Versions… Read More

Vintage Gardens of Clay Center & Manhattan

A vintage boutique featuring creative decor for your home, using reclaimed pieces, revived and… Read More

Ad Astra Books & Coffee House

Ad Astra Books and Coffee House aims to be more than just a beautiful, comfortable, interesting… Read More

Kansas Originals Market & Gallery

Kansas Originals Market and Gallery has the largest selection of Kansas-made and Kansas-grown… Read More

OZ Winery

Oz Winery is located in the heart of Downtown Wamego, Kansas. All of our wines are made on-site at… Read More

Prairie Fire Winery

Located in the Flint Hills, Prairie Fire winery is destined to have some of the best views in the… Read More

Russell Stover Candies Factory Outlet

Offering the full line of quality Russell Stovers Candies, a stop here is an absolute must when… Read More

North Central

From quirky to presidential this region offers visitors warmth and charm. View the large ball of sisal twine at Cawker City (said to stretch…