Northeast Kansas - "For The Spirited"

The Northeast region of Kansas is full of unique places with high spirits. In this part of Kansas, you'll find communities of all sizes, both large and small. Out here, fans go wild for Sporting KC. This is where fast cars at the Kansas Speedway and zesty local BBQ make their statement. The Capitol Building stands tall. It's also where history was made with Brown v. Board. Here is where you can see 600,000-year-old glaciated hills can be seen along the Glacial Hills Scenic Byway and visit the city of Atchison, the birthplace of infamous aviator Amelia Earhart

You never know what you may find while you're in Northeast Kansas. Below is our listed itinerary on where to find the top places to eat, shops, museums, art, and outdoor fun.

Outdoor Adventure

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Pomona State Park

The 490-acre Pomona State Park is well known among campers for its shaded campsites and a great… Read More

Four-State Lookout

4-State Lookout in White Cloud has been named one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas. A viewing platform… Read More

Eisenhower State Park

Named after 34th President Dwight D. Eisenhower, this 1,785-acre park features 1,000 acres of tall… Read More

Perry State Park

Nestled in the forested hills of northeast Kansas sits a 12,500-acre reservoir and an 11,000- acre… Read More

Banner Creek Lake & Campground

The Reservoir hosts 34 RV spaces with individual electric and water hook-ups. Picnic tables and… Read More

Clinton State Park

Clinton State Park, located just four miles from Lawrence, is a 1,425-acre park that rests on the… Read More

Hillsdale State Park

Hillsdale State Park offers a broad array of outdoor recreation opportunities in the rolling hills… Read More

Kaw River State Park

Kaw River State Park is the only urban park in Kansas’ state park system, consisting of 76 acres of… Read More

History + Museums

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Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site

Living History: 1860s Style! Mahaffie Historic Site is the only remaining stagecoach stop on the… Read More

Museum at Prairiefire

The Museum at Prairiefire is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to meaningful learning… Read More

Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site

Come and see the manual training school attended by Shawnee, Delaware, and other Indian nations from… Read More

Richard Allen Cultural Center & Museum

View memorabilia from General Colin Powell, Buffalo Soldiers, uniforms, freedom papers from former… Read More

Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum

At the Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum, visitors have the opportunity to explore the home in which… Read More

Kansas Museum of History

The Kansas Museum of History is now closed for major renovations. What's Next for the Museum? The… Read More

Brown V. Board Mural

The Brown V. Board Mural is located across the street from the Brown V. Board National Historic Site… Read More

Constitution Hall State Historic Site

James Henry Lane had a significant impact on Kansas history and is one of Constitution Hall’s more… Read More

KU Natural History Museum

Nationally recognized for its public natural history exhibits and collections, research and graduate… Read More

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

In 2007, Johnson County Community College in Overland Park enhanced its reputation as one of the… Read More

Fort Leavenworth Historic Wayside Self-Guided Tour

The Historical Wayside tour consists of 22 Wayside Points of Interest located throughout the Fort… Read More

Kansas State Capitol Visitor Center

The Kansas State Capitol recently completed a 13-year, top to bottom restoration of the building… Read More

Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area

Exhibit depicts the major themes of Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area, including stories of… Read More

Museum of Deaf History, Arts & Culture

Many visitors have experienced the museum, which offers the opportunity to learn about the rich… Read More

Arts, Culture, & Entertainment

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Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

In 2007, Johnson County Community College in Overland Park enhanced its reputation as one of the… Read More

C. W. Parker Carousel Museum

Tour a museum of carousel artifacts and history. This particular carousel is unique in that the… Read More

Davis Memorial

Nationally renowned. Crafted in Italy during the 1930s. The memorial is a fascinating study of human… Read More

Haskell Indian Art Market

Annual art event at Haskell Indian Nation University. This colorful event attracts hundreds of… Read More

Muchnic Art Gallery

The Muchnic residence is one of the most elegant of Atchison's numerous Victorian mansions. The… Read More

Guitar Lamp

Think cool lofts are only found in urban downtowns? Think again. Come “jam” at one of Merriam’s… Read More

Unique Dining

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Fritz's Railroad Restaurant

The food at Fritz's is served by the "Skat Kat" system: Patrons order by phone, and a toy train… Read More

Free State Brewing Co.

From our lively spot in Lawrence, Kansas, we have been serving up great food and great beer to great… Read More

Slap's BBQ

Hidden gem tucked away in the Strawberry Hill neighborhood, Slap's BBQ serves up Kansas City's… Read More

Ladybird Diner

Ladybird Diner is an upgraded twist on the stick-to-your-ribs diner food. Grits Supreme, Sweet… Read More

Wandering Vine at the Castle

Wandering Vine at the Castle is home to an extraordinary wine and dining experience in Shawnee's… Read More

Guy & Mae's Tavern

Guy & Mae's Tavern is a finalist because of their tender ribs that they serve wrapped in foil and… Read More

The Wheel Barrel

Have you ever had a grilled cheese sandwich that was more than just some cheese on some bread? At… Read More

Strawberry Hill Povitica

Hand made in Kansas City for three generations, each Povitica is hand rolled, baked, and shipped… Read More

Moon Marble Company

Unique store features handmade art glass marbles, marbles for play and collecting, and specialty… Read More

Legends Outlets Kansas City

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to savings at Legends Outlets, Kansas City's premier outdoor shopping… Read More

Artistic Works by Lu

"Country roots and urban soul combine to create bold jewelry accessorized with unique chic fashions… Read More

Hazel Hill Chocolate

Hazel Hill Chocolate Traditions makes their own handmade, delicious chocolates right in their store… Read More

Fire Lake Soapery

As described in many magazines Fire Lake Camp is a special place to soak in the country and leave… Read More

More than Lemons

More than Lemons offers many one-of-a-kind items that are for sale in our store. Many that are not… Read More

Louisburg Cider Mill

Visit our Country Store year-round for apple cider, Lost Trail craft soda, fresh cider donuts… Read More


Spend several days in Northeast Kansas! Find the KU Jayhawks, famous Kansas City BBQ and the majestic bald eagles near the Kaw River. Northeast…