We know Kansas is a big place, so we’ve broken it down into 6 easy-to-explore regions. From the landscape to the history and everything in-between, each region provides you with a unique experience just waiting to be explored. We’ve provided you with a few ideas to get you started on your Northwest region adventure. Happy adventuring!

Traveling to the Northwest region of Kansas is an expedition into the heart of the Great Plains. As one ventures into this region, the sweeping vistas of golden wheat fields and endless skies paint a picturesque scene. The area is marked by charming small towns, each possessing its own unique character and stories of the enduring legacy of the American frontier. Let your journey guide you here, the place that's perfect For the Curious.

Places to Stay

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Herzog Haus – Victoria, KS

Built in 1896, this charming Victoria home offers an idyllic escape for 6 guests. Situated across the street from the 'Cathedral of the Plains,’ and nearby Historic Hays, game hunting, fishing, and golfing, this location is sure to please everyone in your group! Originally built as the town's general store, this idyllic home perfectly blends historic detail with modern comfort for a unique and unforgettable experience.

LandMark Inn at the Historic Bank of Oberlin – Oberlin, KS

Experience the Victorian West in this beautifully restored 1886 bank. With 7 rooms furnished in Victorian period décor, this hotel has charm, warmth, and comfort. Step back in time and enjoy a feeling of another era without sacrificing modern conveniences.  During your stay enjoy fabulous food and desserts in The Teller Room Restaurant.

Herzog Haus

Built in 1896, this charming Victoria home offers an idyllic escape for 6 guests. Native limestone walls and hardwood floors furnish the…

Northwest Lodging

Country Farm House

Enjoy our quiet house in WaKeeney Recently updated with all the amenities you want. 3 bed/ 2 bath Private yard. Walking distance to downtown…

Bellerive Game Farms LLC

Come to Bellerive Game Farms and enjoy the complete bird hunting experience. Whether you would like to hunt quail, pheasant, prairie…

Butterfield Trail Bunkhouse

The Butterfield Trail Bunkhouse is a rustic retreat for the nature lover, history buff, hunter, or fishing enthusiast. It is also an ideal…

Cottonwood Lane RV Campsites

Cottonwood Camping, RV Park and Campground is conveniently located off I-70 in Bonner Springs, KS. We offer a secure, peaceful, secluded…

C2T Ranch and Campground

C2T Ranch is a working regenerative ranch located in the beautiful Saline River valley in northern Ellis County. We have a campground with…

Butterfield Trail Campground

Camp out in Russell Springs at the camp ground. There is no charge for primitive camping sites. 3 RV hookups available with electricity &…

Atwood Lions RV Park

Facilities include playground, showers, walking path and access to convenience stores and eating.

Corner Cottage

Corner Cottage: Two bedrooms - one queen, one double shared bathroom fully equipped kitchen washer & dryer living room with cable tv towels…

Branded 5 Stable, LLC

Enjoy a peaceful stay at Branded 5 Stable Bunkhouse! Quiet country roads, horses and much more! The Bunkhouse is a 2nd story apartment…

Country Corner Bed & Breakfast

The tourist, business traveler, or the romantic who prefers a quiet and home-like atmosphere will appreciate all the comforts in this…

Colby RV Park

Colby RV Park is located in Colby on the western plains of Kansas. The safe and quiet campground provides easy I-70 access with large, level…

Buffalo Bill Park

Located just south of town by the grain elevators, this Buffalo Bill Park is most commonly used by campers. A gazebo and bathroom are both…

Country Barn Loft B&B

Just southeast of WaKeeney, the Country Barn Loft B&B offers a relaxing getaway from fast-paced city life. The B&B is just a few miles off…

Blew Inn

Enjoy a night, a weekend, or an extended stay in a beautiful, 1906 Victorian 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home in Hoxie, KS. A short walk to…

Arrow B Hunting Lodge

Lodge has lodging and leased land available for avid hunters. Located next to Webster State Park, the lodge is right in the middle of the…

Creek Side Resort

Welcome to Creek Side Resort, a new all-inclusive park that continues to offer our guests new amenities. We want you to feel like you have a…

Beamer's Guide Service

Operating on over 30 miles of bottom ground in Northwest Kansas and South Central Nebraska for deer and turkey Hunting. Offering guided deer…

Dining & Drinks

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Breakfast Spots

Oscar’s – Hoxie, KS

Oscar's of Hoxie offers great morning coffee and espresso, delicious confections, and lunch meals to rural western Kansas. The coffee shop even provides space and services for professional events and corporate catering. Look for the coffee shop with Oscar the Longhorn standing out front, you can’t miss it!

Sunshine Bakery – Oakley, KS

Sunshine Bakery is a cozy local gem, delighting patrons with a tempting array of freshly baked donuts and aromatic coffee. From classic glazed delights to Instagram-worthy donut creations, this charming spot welcomes everyone!

Oscar's

Oscar's coffee shop offers drinks, breakfast, and lunch for those needing a quick and tasty bite. Catering and event space are also available.

Sunshine Bakery

A local bakery featuring donuts and pastries, hot breakfast as well as specialty espresso drinks! Available for special orders and delivery…

Lunch Spots

The Elephant Bistro & Bar – Hoxie, KS

Located in one of the oldest buildings in Hoxie, The Elephant Bistro & Bar provides a unique and entertaining dining experience, unlike anything found in Northwest Kansas. Their menu draws from classic French techniques while incorporating cuisines across all cultures. They strive to create an unforgettable dining experience that you won’t want to miss out on!

The Brazen Bull – WaKeeney, KS

This family-owned restaurant is a casual and welcoming atmosphere with a bold take on amazing steaks, burgers, sandwiches, and salads. This location is open for lunch and dinner and offers a menu with something for everyone.

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…

The Brazen Bull

Family-owned restaurant with bold take on steaks, burgers, sandwiches & salads. Open Mon-Sat for lunch & dinner. Located along I-70 Exit 127 next…

Dinner Spots

Gella’s Diner & lb. Brewing Co. – Hays, KS

This internationally award-winning microbrewery and restaurant is serving up homemade German inspired cuisine with a twist and ice-cold handcrafted brews! Located in the Chestnut Street District of downtown Hays, Gella’s Diner & Lb. Brewing Co. offers a divine dining experience in a fun and authentic atmosphere!

Center Pivot Restaurant and Brewery – Quinter, KS

Center Pivot Restaurant and Brewery provides a delightful fusion of flavors and locally brewed craft beers. Offering a diverse drink menu featuring creative flavors like Cracked Black Pepper Cream Ale and Peaches & Cream, this brewery has something for everyone. This establishment invites patrons to enjoy delectable dishes paired with their signature brews, while enjoying the distinct charm of small-town Kansas hospitality.

Local Snack Place

Dairy King – Oakley, KS

Dairy King is a beloved local ice cream parlor known for serving up delicious frozen treats and classic American favorites. From creamy soft-serve ice cream to flavorful burgers and crispy fries, this nostalgic establishment delights visitors with its tasty menu and welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere.

Ray's Pharmacy & Q-Value – Quinter, KS

This nostalgic soda fountain has a classic feel while serving up traditional beverages like old-fashioned sodas, phosphates, ice cream sodas, and root beer floats. Visitors can enjoy a variety of flavorful syrups, hand-pumped seltzer water, and decadent ice cream concoctions, all served with a touch of vintage elegance, fostering an experience that transports you back to an era of delightful refreshments and community gatherings!

Dairy King

Burgers, chicken strips and sandwiches, hot dogs and corn dogs. Kids menu. Sundaes, malts, shakes, cyclones and slushes. Open Tuesday - Saturday…

Ray's Pharmacy & Q-Value

Small town pharmacy/variety store. We have a 30', 1904 bar and working soda fountain.We have cards, school/office supplies, hardware, gifts and…

Drinks (Coffee, Brewery, Winery)

Shiloh Vineyard – WaKeeney, KS

This family farm-turned vineyard is a fun and unique experience for guests! Try their premium wines in their renovated chicken coop or take a tour of the vineyard where they grow the very fruit that goes into their wines! The vineyard offers a delightful combination of exquisite wines, vineyard tours, and a charming ambiance, making it an idyllic destination for wine enthusiasts seeking a memorable tasting adventure in the plains of Western Kansas.

Fresh Seven Coffee – Saint Francis, KS

Fresh Seven Coffee is a cozy and inviting coffee shop offering a delightful array of artisanal coffee blends and delectable treats. This charming spot provides a perfect haven for locals and visitors alike to savor handcrafted coffee beverages and enjoy a relaxing break in the heart of the community.

Shiloh Vineyard & Winery

Shiloh Vineyard is a small family-owned winery founded in 2008 by Kirk & Treva Johnston in a quest to bring wine-making to the plains of Western…

Fresh Seven Coffee

Fresh traditional espresso bar, Roasted on site - Hand crafted Coffee and Cocktails - six days a week. Coffee is served from a renovated…

Northwest Food & Drinks

Attractions

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St. Francis Motorcycle Museum – St. Francis, KS

This haven for motorcycle enthusiasts showcases a captivating collection of vintage bikes and memorabilia. This museum pays homage to the rich history and evolution of motorcycles, featuring a diverse array of classic models, rare motorcycles, and displays that highlight the craftsmanship and innovation within the world of motorcycling.

Fort Wallace Museum – Wallace, KS

The Fort Wallace Museum stands as a testament to the frontier history of the region, preserving the legacy of Fort Wallace and the Old West. Showcasing artifacts, exhibits, and interactive displays, this museum offers a comprehensive look into the military history, pioneer life, and Native American heritage of the area.

Fort Wallace Museum

Fightin'est Fort in the West; exhibits on Custer's 7th Cavalry, Fred Harvey, BOD Stagecoach Station, Kansas Pacific Railway, barbwire folk art…

Northwest Attractions

Mount Sunflower

Where the prairie and the sky meet your eye. The highest point in Kansas, Mt. Sunflower is on privately owned land, but all visitors are…

Land & Sky Scenic Byway

Travelers along the Land and Sky Scenic Byway have the opportunity to experience the Wallace Branch of the Great Western Cattle Trail, scale…

C & R Railroad Museum

Visit an amazing 57 ft mountain range, with 0-scale trains chugging across 1200 ft of track, through the village to arrive at Union Station…

St. Francis Motorcycle Museum

The St. Francis Motorcycle Museum houses over 140 vintage motorcycles from over 48 manufacturers including ACE, Cleveland, Jefferson, Theim…

See More on 24: Nicodemus

The Nicodemus kiosk is visible from Hwy 24, located on the frontage road roadside park near signs for the Nicodemus National Historic Site…

Remington Statue Collection

Frederick Remington may be the most influential artist that specialized in capturing the sprit of the American West. His work is so…

Dane G Hansen Museum

Located in the very heart of Logan, KS. The Dane G Hansen Museum is host to a permanent art collection as well as traveling Smithsonian…

Historic Churches of Ellis County

There are more historic German Catholic churches made of native limestone in Ellis County then any other county in Kansas. We invite you to…

See More on 24: Penokee

Penokee is found between Hill City and Morland. It is tiny, but its history is mighty. Include this kiosk on your quest to know Kansas…

Norton County Historical Museum

1938 WPA Stone Library, Historical Society and Museum. The Museum has been housed in Norton's original Public Library since 1992. This…

Keystone Gallery

Keystone Gallery is a combination museum, art gallery and gift shop. The museum section contains an extensive, scientific collection of…

WaKeeney Self-Guided Tree Tour

Take a self-guided tour of WaKeeney's metal Christmas trees. Known as "The Christmas City of the High Plains", WaKeeney has expanded their…

Cheyenne County Museum

Inside the museum is a rich collection of Cheyenne County history. A most outstanding feature of the museum is a diorama, complete with…

Defiance Brewing Co. Taproom

A Craft Brewery located in Hays, KS that cans and kegs its handcrafted beer. Taproom Hours: Thursday 4-8pm, Friday 4-8pm, Saturday 3-8pm

National Weather Service

Weather predictions and forecast by latest Doppler System. One of five in Kansas. Call and arrange for tours, individual and group tours…

Hillman School

6th school district to be organized in Norton County. Established by Mr. and Mrs. Dick Hillmon in 1874. Dedicated as tourist attraction…

Norton Aquatic Center

"2 water slides, 2 diving boards, zero depth entry, baby pool, lap pool, bath house, concession area and Red Cross certified swimming…

Shiloh Vineyard & Winery

Shiloh Vineyard is a small family-owned winery founded in 2008 by Kirk & Treva Johnston in a quest to bring wine-making to the plains of…

WaKeeney Water Park

Much to the delight of area children, the new WaKeeney Water Park was completed in June 2007. The Water Park was constructed on the site of…

City of Stockton

Plan to get a glimpse of Stockton's history and an introduction to its story as told by the citizens of Stockton. The kiosk is located in…

City of Woodston

Using the Kansas Sampler 8 Rural Cultural Elements to format their tales, the townspeople of each community have shared their stories…

City of Damar

The French settlers of Damar created a special town with a spectacular view over the prairie. Read the story of Damar as told by the people…

White Eagle Gas Station

The station is not open for service, but visitors are welcome to enjoy a drive-by tour of the grounds.

Steever Water Park

The water park has large & kiddie pools, two slides, and other amenities including splash fountain, skate park, picnic shelters, tennis &…

Spirit of the Prairie Mom-ument

Pioneer statue 'Spirit of the Prairie'" by Charles Norton given to the County by citizens for Thomas County's Centennial on Courthouse lawn.

See More on 24: Hill City

Read the story of Hill City as told by the citizens of Hill City. This kiosk to kiosk trip through the Solomon Valley is a great family…

Colby Aquatic Park

The Aquatic Park consists of a 7,838 sq. ft. leisure pool with a lazy river, zero depth entry, floatable walk area, family slide, speed…

F-14 Tomcat Fighter Jet

To promote the new Kansas Veterans' Cemetery at WaKeeney, former Mayor Deutscher began searching for items representative of each branch of…

Hays Aquatic Park

The modern water park features a lazy river, zero-entry kid pool, an eight-lane pool, two slides with plunge pools, and a concessions area.

Fort Hays State Historic Site

Established in 1867 to protect the construction workers who were building the Union Pacific Railroad. The original blockhouse, guardhouse…

Iwo Jima Memorial

The Iwo Jima Memorial was originally located at the present site of the Kansas Veterans' Cemetery at WaKeeney. Several years before the…

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…

Fort Bissell Museum

Visit Fort Bissell and step back into the 1870's when Phillips County had its humble beginnings and beyond. We showcase the Pioneer life in…

North Pole Park

Visit the North Pole Park in Downtown WaKeeney year-round. WaKeeney has been known as "the Christmas City of the High Plains" since 1950…

Graham County Auto and Art Museum

Graham County Auto & Art Museum is located at the intersection of Hwy 283 and Hwy 24 in Hill City, Kansas. We have cars from the 20's, 30's…

Cooper Barn

The Cooper Barn is the largest barn in Kansas, measuring an impressive 66 feet wide, 114 feet long, and 48 feet high. In 1992, the Cooper…

Vibrant Live on the Plains

This mural depicting a Western Kansas scene with majestic buffaloes was completed in 2022 in Atwood Kansas. The artist, Anna Popp, a student…

See More on 24: Bogue

Just a short distance south of Highway 24, between Nicodemus and Hill City, you will find Bogue. Unique WPA projects will catch your eye as…

Hays-Old West Sculptures

"Wild Bill Hickok", "The Lawman", "Buffalo Bill Cody" and other sculptures are on display in downtown Hays. Other sculptures created by…

Arikaree Breaks

The breaks are located on the extreme northern edge of Cheyenne County. This area of extremely rough terrain, with its deep ravines and…

Webster Roadside Kiosk

Located between Stockton and Hill City, you will find the Webster kiosk in the rest area overloooking Webster Lake. Local residents tell…

Byway Highlight

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Land and Sky

The Land and Sky Scenic Byway in Kansas spans over 88 miles through the heart of the state's beautiful landscape, showcasing the vast prairies, rolling hills, and captivating skies that define the region. This byway is the only one in the state that focuses on agriculture offering travelers an opportunity to experience the agricultural richness, historic sites, and the stunning open skies that Kansas is known for.

Western Vistas

The Western Vistas Historic Byway in Kansas traverses approximately 102 miles through the western region of the state, offering travelers a glimpse into the area's rich history, stunning landscapes, and cultural heritage. This scenic route winds through charming small towns, expansive prairies, and historic sites, including landmarks like Fort Wallace and the Butterfield Overland Despatch Stage Line, providing a captivating journey through the heart of the American Midwest.

Smoky Valley

The Smoky Valley Scenic Byway in Kansas extends approximately 60 miles through the picturesque Smoky Hill River Valley. This byway winds through charming towns like Lindsborg and Marquette, offering travelers scenic views of the river valley, sandstone bluffs, lush farmlands, and glimpses of Swedish heritage through art, architecture, and cultural sites along the route

Byways

Land & Sky

Travelers along the Land and Sky Scenic Byway have the opportunity to experience the Wallace Branch of the Great Western Cattle Trail, scale…

Western Vistas

Visit a rugged landscape on the culturally and visually fascinating route known as the Western Vistas Historic Byway. 

Smoky Valley

Named for their hazy, blue appearance at sunrise and sunset, the Smoky Hills divide the more easterly mixed-grass prairie from the…

History and Culture

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Tri-State Antique Engine and Threshers Association – Bird City, KS

The Tri-State Antique Engine and Threshers Association celebrates vintage machinery and agricultural heritage. Showcasing an impressive array of antique engines, tractors, farming equipment and toys just to name a few, in over 30 separate buildings on site. They host annual events throughout the year that offer interactive demonstrations and educational exhibits that bring the history of farming and machinery to life.

Fort Bissell Museum – Philipsburg, KS

Preserving the rich heritage of the region, Fort Bissell Museum offers visitors the ability to experience Phillips County in the 1870’s. The museum offers a glimpse into the area's frontier past, military history, and cultural evolution. With its diverse collections and engaging displays, the Fort Bissell Museum invites exploration and provides a fascinating insight into the heritage and development of Phillipsburg and its surrounding areas.

Fort Bissell Museum

Visit Fort Bissell and step back into the 1870's when Phillips County had its humble beginnings and beyond. We showcase the Pioneer life in our…

Northwest History

Cooper Barn

The Cooper Barn is the largest barn in Kansas, measuring an impressive 66 feet wide, 114 feet long, and 48 feet high. In 1992, the Cooper…

Butterfield Trail Museum

This 1887 two story renaissance-style structure of brick and stone with mansard roof was originally the Logan County Courthouse. Now it…

Butterfield Trail Bunkhouse

The Butterfield Trail Bunkhouse is a rustic retreat for the nature lover, history buff, hunter, or fishing enthusiast. It is also an ideal…

Dane G Hansen Museum

Located in the very heart of Logan, KS. The Dane G Hansen Museum is host to a permanent art collection as well as traveling Smithsonian…

Codell Community Service Club

The little village of Codell went through an experience, the effects of which rated sufficiently to make Ripley’s Believe It or Not. It had…

Adobe House

Historical home constructed in 1892 and is the only known Adobe House sitting on its original site in Kansas. This earthen walled structure…

Cheyenne County Museum

Inside the museum is a rich collection of Cheyenne County history. A most outstanding feature of the museum is a diorama, complete with…

Czech Memorial Museum

Pioneer/Czech immigrant displays, cemetery records, war memorabilia, and newspaper records to 1886. Genealogy gold mine.

Ellis County Historical Society

Due to environmental issues, the brick and limestone churches on 7th St, are not open to the public. Archive research is available at the…

Boeing B-17F Crash Memorial

The first stone, which was erected in June of 2020, is in place to honor the six Army Air Force Personnel of 100th Bomb Group, 350th Bomb…

Beaver Creek Audio Car Tour

Enjoy the beautiful area and wildlife along Beaver Creek while learning the history of the area during the Rawlins County self-guided car…

Emanuel Lutheran Church

The Emanuel Lutheran Church was established by early settlers from Sweden and was originally named Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Emanuel…

Boot Hill Cemetery

On the northeast corner of Fort and 18th stands a statue by Pete Felten known as "The Homesteader." The statue commemorates the first…

Agritourism

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C2T Ranch and Campground – Plainville, KS

Whether you are camping, exploring or both, C2T has plenty to offer! This site offers both electrical and primitive camping sites as well as two glamping tents. When you visit you can learn about regenerative agriculture and see some amazing historical sights! This location is a hiking lovers paradise with over 9 miles of trails throughout the rugged canyons and topside of the cliffs.

Wahlmeier Farms Vineyard – Jennings, KS

This charming destination in rural Kansas, offers a delightful taste of local winemaking. This family-owned vineyard cultivates a variety of grapes and produces a selection of sweet and dry wines, meads, jellies, and jams that showcase traditional Kansas flavors.

C2T Ranch and Campground

C2T Ranch is a working regenerative ranch located in the beautiful Saline River valley in northern Ellis County. We have a campground with both…

Wahlmeier Farms Vineyard

Wahlmeier Farms Vineyard LLC is a small family owned and run vineyard located South East of Jennings, KS. We are 5 miles South of 383 or 3 miles…

Agritourism in Northwest KS!

Branded 5 Stable, LLC

Enjoy a peaceful stay at Branded 5 Stable Bunkhouse! Quiet country roads, horses and much more! The Bunkhouse is a 2nd story apartment…

Bronwick Farms

Bronwick Farms Autumn Acres Pumpkin Festival is something you'll quickly want to make a family tradition. With activities for all ages to…

Butterfield Trail Bunkhouse

The Butterfield Trail Bunkhouse is a rustic retreat for the nature lover, history buff, hunter, or fishing enthusiast. It is also an ideal…

C2T Ranch and Campground

C2T Ranch is a working regenerative ranch located in the beautiful Saline River valley in northern Ellis County. We have a campground with…

Cottage Lane Pumpkin Patch LLC

Cottage Lane Pumpkin Patch, of Ellis, invites you to join them during the "HARVEST OF PUMPKINS" season. Open mid to late September through…

JL Bar Ranch

Surround yourself with nature where the sun shines brighter and quiet can be heard. From sunrise to sunset you are challenged to sight-in…

Midnight Ranch, LLC

Midnight Ranch, LLC is a large private home 7 miles north of Hays, Kansas having views of those stunning Kansas sunsets. The gorgeous rural…

More Than Pumpkins, LLC

More Than Pumpkins is a you pick'em pumpkin patch with something for everyone! We have pumpkins, gourds, broom & Indian corn, along with…

Pa's Pumpkin Patch

Pa's Pumpkin patch is a beautiful pumpkin patch that is open the last weekend of September and every following weekend in October. Come out…

Resurrection Vineyard

Resurrection is a small farm winery family operation. Our farm was settled in 1914 and currently the grandchildren are 5th generation family…

Shiloh Vineyard & Winery

Shiloh Vineyard is a small family-owned winery founded in 2008 by Kirk & Treva Johnston in a quest to bring wine-making to the plains of…

Spring Creek Guest House

Wake up to the soothing sounds of nature in the 3-bedroom guest house, nestled away in a quiet rural setting. The house can sleep up to 7…

T-Bar Ranch

Step back in time to the ambiance of an authentic working ranch established at the turn of the 20th century. The T-Bar is a 20,000 acre…

The Roost

THE ROOST is a 1930's limestone chicken house converted to a cabin. It is located 1/4 mile off a paved highway in Ellis County, Kansas on…

Voss Farms

Excellent whitetail and mule deer hunting on Bow Creek! Turkey, pheasant and quail also! Shoot steel targets or just experience rural farm…

Wahlmeier Farms Vineyard

Wahlmeier Farms Vineyard LLC is a small family owned and run vineyard located South East of Jennings, KS. We are 5 miles South of 383 or 3…

Parks and Nature

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Webster State Park - Reservoir and Wildlife Area – Stockton, KS

This picturesque destination boasts a tranquil reservoir perfect for fishing, boating, and swimming, while the surrounding wildlife area provides opportunities for birdwatching, hiking, and wildlife observation. With its scenic vistas, diverse habitats, and recreational offerings, Webster State Park is an idyllic spot for outdoor enthusiasts to unwind and immerse themselves in the beauty of nature.

Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park – Oakley, KS  

This geological wonder boasts stunning rock formations and unique landscapes. This natural gem offers visitors a chance to explore towering chalk rock formations, scenic trails, and captivating vistas, showcasing the rugged beauty of the Kansas prairie. With its breathtaking scenery and diverse ecological features, Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park provides an awe-inspiring experience for nature enthusiasts and hikers alike, inviting exploration and appreciation of its extraordinary geological formations.

Webster

Far from any sizable cities, many might consider Webster State Park “in the middle of nowhere.” Those who know the park will contend…

Parks & Nature

Hoxie Elementary School Playground

The playground features basketball courts, a gaga pit, a turf area, climbing walls, and a rubberized surface underneath the state-of-the-art…

Hays Bison Herd

Located on US-183 Alternate, four miles south of I-70 and directly across from Historic Fort Hays is a small herd of buffalo. The Frontier…

Golden Plains Walking Trail

A half-mile walking trail east of the elementary school provides an off-the-street paved area for community members to relax and exercise…

Bertrand Park

Park memorial honors our local service men and women. There is a separate monument for each branch of the service, and a memorial dedicated…

Frontier Park

The area that surrounds Big Creek on the southwest edge of Hays at one time was part of the original Fort Hays U.S. Military Post. Frontier…

Dr. Howard Reynolds Nature Trail

This is the newest trail system of the various hiking and fitness trails in Hays. It was dedicated on August 13, 2011 with a ceremony that…

Annie Oakley Park

The Annie Oakley Park means family fun. The swimming pool offers slides and a separate kiddie pool. Enjoy the playground equipment, picnic…

Arikaree Breaks

The breaks are located on the extreme northern edge of Cheyenne County. This area of extremely rough terrain, with its deep ravines and…

Elmwood Park

City of Norton Elmwood Park features three (3) lighted baseball fields, skate park, Disc golf course, picnic and playground facilities, ½…

Grainfield City Park

Grainfield City Park is fun for all ages! The park's newest feature is up-to-date playground equipment that the kids love! Parents can rest…

Hayden Nature Trail

Wildlife refuge with nature trail identifying plants. Wildlife observation tower for viewing.

Hays Parks

Hays has over 20 parks with a variety of amenities including baseball & soccer fields, basketball & volleyball courts, horseshoes, disc…

Hays ARC Park

The Accessible Recreation Complex provides safe, boundless play opportunities for individuals of all ages and all abilities in one…

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…

Creekside Park

Located by the new pool, Creekside Park has frisbee golf, a horseshoe pit, a RC race track, baseball diamonds, volleyball, playground and a…

Goodland Topside Trails Project

Walk, run & disc golf! Topside Trail has a lot to do; from the dog park at the Van Gough, to frisbee golf at Steever Park. There is…

Buffalo Bill Park

Located just south of town by the grain elevators, this Buffalo Bill Park is most commonly used by campers. A gazebo and bathroom are both…

Hoxie Pool Park

Located next to the swimming pool, the Pool Park includes tennis/basketball courts, a gazebo, several play pieces and outdoor seating.

Old Czech Country Antiques & Primitives – Oberlin, KS

Old Czech Country Antiques & Primitives is a charming treasure trove of vintage finds and nostalgic pieces. This delightful antique shop offers a unique blend of antiques and hand-crafted primitives with a time-worn look. With its quaint charm and diverse selection, it's a haven for antique enthusiasts seeking rare and distinctive pieces.

Sunflowers and Silos – Hays, KS

This women’s and children’s boutique offers an immersive shopping experience that is both fun and unique to the area! Not only do they offer this season’s latest styles, but visitors can also participate in the build-your-own hat bar. Sunflower and Silos also offer the opportunity to rent "the silo" for hat parties, girls’ day out, bachelorette parties or birthday parties.

Sunflowers and Silos

Sunflowers and Silos is a women's and children's boutique with a hat bar! Sunflowers and Silos started out as a women's on-line boutique based…

Shop Northwest Kansas!

Big Creek Crossing

Big Creek Crossing is you Northwest Kansas shopping destination containing JC Penney, Sephora, Gliks, Bath & Body Works, Famous Footwear…

Flowers by Lee

Flowers, gift items, Yankee Candles, small furniture, and Tuscan decor.

Bigg E Meats

Stephen and Melissa Bigge purchased Warren’s Meat Market in April of 2022, in hopes of carrying on the tradition Warren and Arlene Wittman…

Northglen Antiques

Northglen Antiques is your Scottish connection and source for antiques, arts and collectibles brought to you direct from Scotland. You will…

Ponderosa Tree Farm

Wholesale Tree Farm and Nursery (Seasonal Pre-Cut Christmas Trees, Specially Ordered Evergreens, & Deciduous Trees in Stock for Sale to…

Oasis Travel Center

Complete travel center with gas, Baskin Robbins, Starbucks Coffee, Quizno's & Chester Fried Chicken. Also souvenir shopping as well as…

Domoney Furniture

This family-owned furniture store in Downs has all your furniture and home decor needs covered! Come in and enjoy their friendly customer…

Oakley VFW Auxiliary Post 2981

Oakley VFW Post 2981 hosts monthly chicken fry dinner for the community as well as events throughout the year including craft shows, coin &…

Defiance Brewing Co. Taproom

A Craft Brewery located in Hays, KS that cans and kegs its handcrafted beer. Taproom Hours: Thursday 4-8pm, Friday 4-8pm, Saturday 3-8pm

Centennial Plaza

Newly renovated and ready to provide you with what you are looking for is Centennial Plaza. Located right in the middle of Vine Street…

Be Made

Be Made, Inc. can be found in Downtown Hays, KS. Items include accessories, stationery, bath and body essentials, kitchen supplies, home…

Cottage Lane Pumpkin Patch LLC

Cottage Lane Pumpkin Patch, of Ellis, invites you to join them during the "HARVEST OF PUMPKINS" season. Open mid to late September through…

Hays Arts Center

The Center is the home of the Hays Arts Council, Kansas' first such organization. The gallery features many new exhibits throughout the…

Moffet Drug Store

"A full-service Pharmacy with a unique gift section and antique soda fountain serving Coke products and coffee."

Blossoms and Butterflies

Three generations of Chanley women producing smiles with their handmade fresh and silk arrangemants. Gift items available are an added bonus…

American Implement John Deere

Everything John Deere! The store is packed with gifts, toys, clothes, mini tractors for the tykes. If you're looking for something for the…

Kansas Country Store

Southwind Plaza houses Buffalo Country featuring quality western art, memorabilia and collectibles.

Keystone Gallery

Keystone Gallery is a combination museum, art gallery and gift shop. The museum section contains an extensive, scientific collection of…

Carnegie Arts Center

Monthly artists' exhibits, art, classes, and theatre. The Carnegie Arts Center is found along the Land and Sky Scenic Byway. This byway is…

Downtown Hays Market

Downtown Hays Development Corporation (DHDC) is proud to offer an outdoor market in the heart of Downtown Hays. The market regularly opens…

Jacque's Hallmark

With a broad selection of year-round and seasonal gifts, gift wrap, Keepsake Ornaments and greeting cards, Jacque's Hallmark Shop-Curbside…

Goodland Open Air Market

Every Saturday morning during the summer , the citizens of Goodland gather to stock up on fresh, locally produced goods - they shop their…

Downtown Goodland

We invite you to explore, experience and enjoy the unique shops and locally owned restaurants of Downtown Goodland where you will enjoy…

J J Oil Co

Located off I-70 at exit 70. Convenience store, gas, snacks and souvenirs. Open 24 hours

Barnwood and Bling

Western Style clothing with plenty of Bling. Purses, jewelry, home decor, backpacks, and so much more.

Christian Agape Shop

The newly remodeled Christian Agape Shop is the place to go for all your thrifting needs! Open 1-4 Fridays and Saturdays.

Dresser (The)

Ladies' clothing boutique for discerning women. Fashionable jewelry and accessories.

Oberlin Mercantile Company

Adjacent to the restored LandMark Inn at the Historic Bank of Oberlin, the Oberlin Mercantile was restored to resemble an 1886 mercantile…

Brant's Market - Plainville

Brant's Market is one of the oldest meat markets in the country, handcrafting bologna and sausages since 1922. Their specialty meats are…

Ol' Depot

An old depot has been made into a beautiful antique and craft shop.

Everything's A Bloomin'

Whether you are looking for home décor, a special gift, flowers or need a picture framed, we can help. We carry a number of national brands…

Designs Unlimited, LLC

If you have some time to enjoy an unique experience "Designs Unlimited" is just the place to go. They feature local artists, Kansas food…

Midwest Gifts

The area's premier gift, registries & home decor destination, with a wide variety of products for all ages. A cozy hometown atmosphere…

Dollar General

Groceries, snacks, household, beauty, clothes, cards, gifts. Hours: Open every day 8 am - 10 pm. Dollar General is found along the Western…

Phillips County Farmers' Market

The Phillips County Farmers Market will be from 4-7pm on the second Tuesday of the month June through October on the square in downtown…

Destination Kitchen

Your “destination” for top brand kitchen ware, gadgets and supplies. Enjoy lunch with signature sandwiches, salads, brick oven pizza…

Gibson Health Mart Pharmacy

Gibson Health Mart Pharmacy has been located along Main Street in downtown WaKeeney since 1892 and has featured a soda fountain since the…

Vibrant Live on the Plains – Atwood, KS

Painted by Anna Popp, the Vibrant Live on the Plains mural depicts a herd of buffaloes on the Western Kansas Plains. Painted on the Atwood Youth Center, this mural helps to create an inviting atmosphere for all visitors.  

Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission Mural – Norton, KS

This mural is one of only 6 in the country selected to tell the story of the suffrage movement through public art. Painted by artist Erika Nelson in 2021, this mural commemorates 100 years of women’s right to vote honoring the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment. This mural is one of many dedicated to making women’s history visible and accessible, and to ensure that this history is taught, told, and remembered for the next 100 years.

Vibrant Live on the Plains

This mural depicting a Western Kansas scene with majestic buffaloes was completed in 2022 in Atwood Kansas. The artist, Anna Popp, a student at…

Northwest Murals!

North Pole Park Murals

Celebrating Christmas all year-'round! At the North Pole Park, downtown Wakeeney, there is a mural featuring our 35 ft. live Christmas Tree…

Cedar Bluff Mural

This mural can be found in the Cedar Bluff State Park office and was hand painted by Amber McLaughlin. You'll see the details of some of the…

Oakley Mural

Oakley Past & Present Mural is located downtown on the local grocery store. Buffalo Bill, the Smoky Hill Trail & railroad, Monument Rocks…

Keystone Gallery Mural

A colorful mural depicting the ancient Niobrara seaway accompanies our fossil display and was painted by artist Chuck Bonner. His other…

Monument Rocks Evening Silhouette

Monument Rocks Silhouette mural is located in Downtown Oakley at the Farm & True Value store. It was created by the Oakley High School art…

Shiloh Winery Barn Mural

When visiting Shiloh Vineyard and Winery, you'll be sure to want to take special note of the mural painted on the side of the barn. This…

Vibrant Live on the Plains

This mural depicting a Western Kansas scene with majestic buffaloes was completed in 2022 in Atwood Kansas. The artist, Anna Popp, a student…

150 Years of Service Mural

Located on the north face of the VFW building, this 10x50 foot mural was painted by Dennis Schiel and commissioned by Hays Arts Council.

Sports and Outdoors Activities

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Cedar Bluff State Park - Reservoir and Wildlife Area – Ellis, KS

Cedar Bluff State Park stands as a breathtaking haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Cedar Bluff Reservoir, this park offers a myriad of recreational opportunities, including boating, fishing, hiking trails, and camping sites. With its scenic beauty, diverse wildlife, and ample opportunities for outdoor adventure, Cedar Bluff State Park invites visitors to embrace the tranquility and splendor of the Kansas outdoors.

Smoky Valley Ranch – Oakley, KS

This working ranch offers visitors an authentic glimpse into the history of the land. Today the land holds, bison roaming a prairie as they did hundreds of years ago; prairie-chickens dancing on their leks; herds of pronghorn and mule deer hopping across the horizon. Smokey Valley Ranch provides an immersive experience featuring sprawling landscapes, horseback riding adventures, and opportunities for outdoor exploration!

Smoky Valley Ranch

On this land, you'll find a sight that almost vanished from America — bison roaming a prairie as they did hundreds of years ago; prairie-chickens…

Outdoor Adventures!

Butterfield Trail Bunkhouse

The Butterfield Trail Bunkhouse is a rustic retreat for the nature lover, history buff, hunter, or fishing enthusiast. It is also an ideal…

Beamer's Guide Service

Operating on over 30 miles of bottom ground in Northwest Kansas and South Central Nebraska for deer and turkey Hunting. Offering guided deer…

Beaver Creek Gamebirds

Pheasant hatchery specializing in breeding explosive blueback baby chick pheasants and adult flight-conditioned birds for upland game…

Frontier Park

The area that surrounds Big Creek on the southwest edge of Hays at one time was part of the original Fort Hays U.S. Military Post. Frontier…

Cow Paddy Golf Course

Unusual golfing experience, originally a pasture with cows and patties, now grass greens and challenging. Lounge available.

Lewis Field Stadium

Located on the campus of Fort Hays State University, Lewis Field Stadium is the home of the FHSU Fighting Tigers. The Stadium also plays…

Colby Aquatic Park

The Aquatic Park consists of a 7,838 sq. ft. leisure pool with a lazy river, zero depth entry, floatable walk area, family slide, speed…

Butterfield Trail Campground

Camp out in Russell Springs at the camp ground. There is no charge for primitive camping sites. 3 RV hookups available with electricity &…

Dr. Howard Reynolds Nature Trail

This is the newest trail system of the various hiking and fitness trails in Hays. It was dedicated on August 13, 2011 with a ceremony that…

Bellerive Game Farms LLC

Come to Bellerive Game Farms and enjoy the complete bird hunting experience. Whether you would like to hunt quail, pheasant, prairie…

Bickle-Schmidt Sports Complex

The Bickle/Schmidt Sports Complex opened in the Fall of 2011. This brand new facility sits on 110 acres of ground located just northwest of…

Annie Oakley Park

The Annie Oakley Park means family fun. The swimming pool offers slides and a separate kiddie pool. Enjoy the playground equipment, picnic…

Atwood Country Club

The beautiful 9 hole golf course is a challenging course with bluegrass fairways and manicured grass greens. Tee times are not required.

Ellis Golf Club LLC

The 9-hole course at the Ellis Golf Club facility in Ellis, Kansas features 3103 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36 . Ellis…

Fort Hays Municipal Golf Course

This public golf course is located on the southwest edge of Hays with the backdrop of Historic Fort Hays site and is laid out on land that…

Big Creek Golf Course

* No Tee Time Required * Driving Range * Golf Cart Rental * Native/buffalo fairways * Pencross bent greens * Native rough * Member of the…

Elmwood Park

City of Norton Elmwood Park features three (3) lighted baseball fields, skate park, Disc golf course, picnic and playground facilities, ½…

Arts and Entertainment

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Graham County Auto and Art Museum – Hill City, KS

The Graham County Auto and Art Museum is a captivating blend of automotive history and artistic craftsmanship. This unique museum showcases a remarkable collection of vintage automobiles alongside an array of local artwork, offering visitors a fascinating journey through time and creativity. With its diverse exhibits and engaging displays, the museum serves as a testament to the rich heritage of Graham County, inviting guests to explore the intersection of automotive innovation and artistic expression.

Prairie Museum of Art & History – Colby, KS

The Prairie Museum of Art is a cultural treasure trove preserving the essence of the region's heritage. The museum encompasses the largest barn in Kansas as well as the World-Class Kuska Collection, which includes over 28,000 pieces from Nellie Kuska’s extensive and wide-ranging collection. Visitors are invited to tour the outdoor campus which is not only home to the Cooper Barn but also a sod house; one-room schoolhouse; 1930s homestead and barn; and quaint church used by early settlers of northwest Kansas.

Northwest Arts!

150 Years of Service Mural

Located on the north face of the VFW building, this 10x50 foot mural was painted by Dennis Schiel and commissioned by Hays Arts Council.

Carnegie Arts Center

Monthly artists' exhibits, art, classes, and theatre. The Carnegie Arts Center is found along the Land and Sky Scenic Byway. This byway is…

Fick Fossil and History Museum

Museum focuses on local fossils and history. See an extensive historic photo display, Mrs. Fick's creative folk-artwork with fossils and…

Cedar Bluff Mural

This mural can be found in the Cedar Bluff State Park office and was hand painted by Amber McLaughlin. You'll see the details of some of the…

FHSU Palmer Hall

Located in Malloy Hall, Palmer Hall is a 110-seat classroom and musical performance area the hosts a variety of faculty and student recitals…

Hays Arts Center

The Center is the home of the Hays Arts Council, Kansas' first such organization. The gallery features many new exhibits throughout the…

Corner Pocket

Steaks, burgers, pizza, and sandwiches. Full-service bar and music. Pool tables, dart boards, big screen TV, live music, karoke, and texas…

Dane G Hansen Museum

Located in the very heart of Logan, KS. The Dane G Hansen Museum is host to a permanent art collection as well as traveling Smithsonian…

Fort Wallace Museum

Fightin'est Fort in the West; exhibits on Custer's 7th Cavalry, Fred Harvey, BOD Stagecoach Station, Kansas Pacific Railway, barbwire folk…

Freedom Fest

Freedom Fest, An event for the whole family to enjoy. The Sherman County Fairgrounds will be the venue for great food, carnival rides, live…

FHSU Memorial Union Art

Located in the Fort Hays State University Memorial Union is a collection of 145 artworks and framed prints. The collection includes original…

Burkholder Studio and Gallery

Bruce Burkholder was selected as a well known Kansas Artist with an article featured in the Kansas Magazine! 2008 Summer Issue titled…

Felten-Start Theatre

Felten-Start Theatre is located on the campus of Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas and holds 315 people. It is used for the…

Fox Theatre

Restored in 2019, The Uptown Fox was opened by business owners David and Jacob Proffitt on Main Street in Hays, KS. Set in the historical…

Arikaree Breaks

The breaks are located on the extreme northern edge of Cheyenne County. This area of extremely rough terrain, with its deep ravines and…

Hays Public Library

The library has a 1350 square foot gallery space that showcases local artists, traveling exhibits and art that is not normally on display at…

Hays Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1914, the Hays Symphony Orchestra is the longest continuously running orchestra in the state of Kansas. As a joint…

Family Friendly

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Sternberg Museum of Natural History – Hays, KS

The Sternberg Museum stands as a renowned institution celebrating paleontology and natural history. Its impressive collection contains an array of fossils, including the world-famous Fish-within-a-Fish fossil and various ancient specimens that offer a fascinating glimpse into the prehistoric world. Through engaging exhibits and interactive displays, visitors can explore the rich history of the region's flora, fauna, and geological evolution, making it a captivating destination for science enthusiasts and curious minds alike.

Hock Eye's Oakley Family Fun Center – Oakley, KS

This family-friendly destination captivates guests with an 8-lane bowling alley, arcade games, pool tables, and TVs. Bring the family for an evening of fun and entertainment! Bring your appetites as well as they have offer a bar and grill as well.

Family Fun!

Rolling Plains Motor Speedway

Established in 2006, the racetrack facility is a 3/8 mile high bank clay oval dirt track. The racing season runs from April to October and…

St. Francis Motorcycle Museum

The St. Francis Motorcycle Museum houses over 140 vintage motorcycles from over 48 manufacturers including ACE, Cleveland, Jefferson, Theim…

Keystone Gallery

Keystone Gallery is a combination museum, art gallery and gift shop. The museum section contains an extensive, scientific collection of…

Fort Hays State Historic Site

Established in 1867 to protect the construction workers who were building the Union Pacific Railroad. The original blockhouse, guardhouse…

C & R Railroad Museum

Visit an amazing 57 ft mountain range, with 0-scale trains chugging across 1200 ft of track, through the village to arrive at Union Station…

Annie Oakley Park

The Annie Oakley Park means family fun. The swimming pool offers slides and a separate kiddie pool. Enjoy the playground equipment, picnic…

National Weather Service

Weather predictions and forecast by latest Doppler System. One of five in Kansas. Call and arrange for tours, individual and group tours…

Norton County Historical Museum

1938 WPA Stone Library, Historical Society and Museum. The Museum has been housed in Norton's original Public Library since 1992. This…

Prairie Museum of Art & History

About the Museum The Prairie Museum of Art & History is home to the World-Class Kuska Collection which includes approximately 28,000 items…

Hill City Swimming Pool

Welcome to the Hill City Swimming Pool. We are a local, outdoor pool open during the summer months from late May - mid August.

Fort Bissell Museum

Visit Fort Bissell and step back into the 1870's when Phillips County had its humble beginnings and beyond. We showcase the Pioneer life in…

Hoxie Swimming Pool

Stay cool during the summer months at the local swimming pool which features a zero degree entry, kiddie area, slide, diving boards and lap…

Cheyenne County Museum

Inside the museum is a rich collection of Cheyenne County history. A most outstanding feature of the museum is a diorama, complete with…

Kansas I-70 Association

Since 1956, Kansas I-70 has been your connection to fun and adventure. Whether it's your destination or just part of your journey, Kansas…

Pet Friendly

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Goodland Topside Trails Project – Goodland, KS

The Goodland Topside Trails Project is an exciting endeavor that showcases the beauty of the High Plains landscape. This trail system offers outdoor enthusiasts and hikers an opportunity to explore the rugged terrain while enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding plains. With its network of trails, scenic vistas, and natural beauty, the Goodland Topside Trails Project provides an ideal setting for outdoor recreation and appreciation of Kansas' unique landscape.

Castle Rock – Collyer, KS

Voted one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas, this location is a must see! Land that was once covered by a chalk ocean, now stands as a distinctive geological formation located near the town of Collyer. These chalk bluffs are a fossil hunter's delight.

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…

Overlooks/Best View/Photo Op

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Mount Sunflower – Weskan, KS

Proudly standing as the highest point in the state, Mount Sunflower offers panoramic views of the surrounding plains. Despite its modest elevation, this spot serves as a symbolic landmark, attracting travelers seeking to experience the tranquility of the Kansas landscape from its summit, marked by a simple monument that signifies the apex of the state's topography.

Arikaree Breaks – St. Francis, KS 

The Arikaree Breaks offer a stunning geological marvel for Kansas, characterized by rugged terrain and dramatic rock formations sculpted by erosion over millennia. These breaks showcase a captivating landscape featuring steep cliffs, colorful sedimentary layers, and narrow canyons, providing visitors with an extraordinary glimpse into the forces of nature that have shaped this unique region of the Great Plains.

Mount Sunflower

Where the prairie and the sky meet your eye. The highest point in Kansas, Mt. Sunflower is on privately owned land, but all visitors are welcome…

Arikaree Breaks

The breaks are located on the extreme northern edge of Cheyenne County. This area of extremely rough terrain, with its deep ravines and gullies…

Northwest Scenery!

Arikaree Breaks

The breaks are located on the extreme northern edge of Cheyenne County. This area of extremely rough terrain, with its deep ravines and…

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…

Mount Sunflower

Where the prairie and the sky meet your eye. The highest point in Kansas, Mt. Sunflower is on privately owned land, but all visitors are…

Northwest

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…