Northwest Kansas - "For The Curious"

Let your curiosity roam wild out here in Northwest Kansas. This region comes with no shortage of outdoor experiences, amazing museums, great-tasting food, art, and shops. Feast your eyes on the big sky country out near Arikaree BreaksMount Sunflower, or Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park. Tour across the high plains along the epic Land & Sky Scenic Byway and Western Vistas Historic Byway. This region of Kansas was made to be explored. View the suggested itinerary below to start planning your Northwest Kansas adventure!

Outdoor Adventure

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Arikaree Breaks

The breaks are located on the extreme northern edge of Cheyenne County. This area of extremely rough… Read More

Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Welcome to the "Badlands of Kansas" – 330 acres of land halfway between Oakley and Scott City that… Read More

Castle Rock

Voted one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas. This area was covered by a chalk ocean thousands of years ago… Read More

Monument Rocks National Landmark

Kansas' first National Natural Monument is one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas. The Niobrara chalk… Read More

Cedar Bluff State Park

The park boasts two recreation areas, encompassing 1,100 acres along the shore of Cedar Bluff… Read More

Mount Sunflower

Where the prairie and the sky meet your eye. The highest point in Kansas, Mt. Sunflower is on… Read More

Prairie Dog State Park

Occupying 1,150 acres on the shores of Keith Sebelius Reservoir, Prairie Dog State Park is known for… Read More

History + Museums

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Cooper Barn

Enjoy the World-Class Kuska Collection, including over 28,000 toys, glass, ceramics, silver… Read More

High Plains Museum

The High Plains Museum is a local history museum located near downtown Goodland, Kansas. The HPM… Read More

Butterfield Trail Museum

This 1887 two story renaissance-style structure of brick and stone with mansard roof was originally… Read More

Fick Fossil and History Museum

Museum focuses on local fossils and history. See an extensive historic photo display, Mrs. Fick's… Read More

Fort Wallace Museum

Fightin'est Fort in the West; exhibits on Custer's 7th Cavalry, Fred Harvey, BOD Stagecoach Station… Read More

Nicodemus National Historic Site

Nicodemus is located on Highway 24, halfway between Webster Lake and Hill City. Established in 1877… Read More

Historic Churches of Ellis County

There are more historic German Catholic churches made of native limestone in Ellis County then any… Read More

St. Francis Motorcycle Museum

The St. Francis Motorcycle Museum houses over 140 vintage motorcycles from over 48 manufacturers… Read More

Arts, Culture, & Entertainment

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The Big Easel - Giant van Gogh Painting

Erected in 2001, the 24 X 32-foot Vincent van Gogh replica painting sits on an 80-foot easel… Read More

Buffalo Bill Bronze Sculpture

Did you know that world famous Buffalo Bill Cody earned the legendary title "Buffalo Bill" in this… Read More

Cooper Barn

Enjoy the World-Class Kuska Collection, including over 28,000 toys, glass, ceramics, silver… Read More

Adobe House

Historical home constructed in 1892 and is the only known Adobe House sitting on its original site… Read More

Dane G Hansen Museum

Located in the very heart of Logan, KS. The Dane G Hansen Museum is host to a permanent art… Read More

Moss/Thorns Gallery of Art

For many years, the Department of Art and Design was spread out among a number of buildings and… Read More

Unique Dining

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Western Kansas Saloon & Grill

Western Kansas Saloon & Grill is located in a restored hardware store featuring antiques, the… Read More

Billy Sims BBQ - Hays

Home of the Heisman sandwich, the Game Day pack, the MVP pack, and Tailgater pack BBQ. Under the… Read More

Terra Bona Hawaiian Ice & Coffee Shop

Time slows down for awhile at Terra Bona Hawaiian Shave Ice and Coffee Company. Experience our… Read More

King's Cafe

Located right on the Colorado border, King’s Cafe is a family-owned restaurant serving up… Read More

Brady's Smoke House

Hickory Smoked Meats and Homemade Sides served from the trailer when set up at various towns and… Read More

Big Ed's

Twenty-one years of history around these hand-cut steaks with secret seasonings. Grill opens at 5pm… Read More

The Brazen Bull

Family-owned restaurant with bold take on steaks, burgers, sandwiches & salads. Open Mon-Sat for… Read More

Penny's Diner

Classic '50s chrome diner, with fun, nostalgic decor. hamburgers, salads, milkshakes and ice cream… Read More

Fresh Seven Coffee

Fresh traditional espresso bar, Roasted on site - Hand crafted Coffee and Cocktails - six days a… Read More

Buffalo Bill Cultural Center Gift Shop

Gift shop showcasing many Kansas artists and products. The cultural center in Oakley is the… Read More

Midwest Gifts

The area's premier gift, registries & home decor destination, with a wide variety of products for… Read More

Shiloh Vineyard & Winery

Shiloh Vineyard is a small family-owned winery founded in 2008 by Kirk & Treva Johnston in a quest… Read More

Brant's Market - Plainville

Brant's Market is one of the oldest meat markets in the country, handcrafting bologna and sausages… Read More

Quilt Cabin

We are a full-line Quilt Shop with nearly 6000 bolts of quality quilting fabric, notions, books… Read More

Olde Westport Spice & Trading Co.

Kansas Gourmet spices are made on-site and tours of the operation are offered. Spices and dry soup… Read More


The Northwest region includes the area from the Colorado border on the east near Weskan, north to the Nebraska border, west to Agra then south…