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Kansas Winter Roadtrip Ideas

The itch to travel doesn’t hibernate. Cooler weather keeps us indoors, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get out and explore during the cooler seasons. Take advantage of the sunny days and hit the Kansas roads with your friends and family. Your soul will thank you for it. Here are over 50 places to…

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Northwest Kansas: For the Curious

Wind and water carved the rocky wonders and deep-cut canyons of this rugged region. Unpaved roads lead to astonishing phenomena in Kansas. Seuss-like towers appear on the horizon when traveling between Oakley and Scott City, but a closer look reveals the 70-foot-tall Niobrara chalk outcroppings…

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Southwest Kansas: For the Legendary

Let your spirit roam freely across Great Plains history in Leoti, prairie art in Scott City, and cool water park waves in Liberal. The Wild West starts here. Follow the path of the pioneers at Cimarron National Grassland, home to the longest section of the Santa Fe National Historic Trail found on…

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Northeast Kansas: For the Spirited

Once the capital of the Kansas Territory, little Lecompton played a big role that led to the Union accepting Kansas as a free state. (Tours of Constitution Hall State Historic Site put you in the room where it happened.) Today’s capital of Topeka proves true freedom is an ongoing process. Case in…

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North Central Kansas: For the Centered

The roads and rails of North Central Kansas take you deep into the heart of the state’s story with “Home on the Range” relics, lodging in an 1899 railroad hotel, and a ride across the Big Blue River on the Central Branch Railroad. The short journey between Waterville and Blue Rapids travels the same…

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South Central Kansas: For the Seekers

Find peace in the wild Kansas prairie, exotic animals in the state’s largest city and respite in small towns that serve as hubs to outdoor exploration. Nature plays a starring role in South Central Kansas. Two soaring examples: Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge…

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Southeast Kansas: For the Free

You’re Invited To A Land Of Free Spirits—Southeast Kansas, A Corner Of The State That’s Always Throwing Delightful Curves. Southeast Kansas is downright cool, and people are catching on. In 2022, The New York Times named Humboldt one of 52 Places for a Changed World, citing the work of A Bolder…

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Kansas is "Home on the Range"

In the early 1870s, Dr. Brewster M. Higley traveled to Kansas under the Homestead Act of 1862. He was an ear, nose, and throat doctor from Iowa, and he settled in Smith County. He was so taken by the beauty in the landscape of his new Kansas home that he penned a poem he titled “My Home in the…

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Sights, Tastes and Sounds of the Flint Hills

Though cattle and cowboys still roam these pastoral lands, there’s no need to saddle up to experience this last big stand of tallgrass prairie in North America. A rich blend of historic sites and modern attractions gets you knee-deep into the boundless beauty, saved from the pioneer plows thanks to…

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