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Have the Friend Getaway of Your Dreams in Lawrence

In Lawrence, it feels as though all roads lead to Mass Street ... and for good reason. The main drag through downtown brings University of Kansas students and locals together for creative sipping, dining and shopping. Free State Brewing Company is a Mass Street legend, having become the first legal…

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Lift Your Spirits When Visiting Northeast Kansas

Northeast Kansas is loaded up with some of the most iconic attractions in the State. This is where visitors can explore the urban sprawl of the Kansas City Metro, historical landmarks in Lawrence and Topeka, and explore Atchison - the hometown of infamous aviator, Amelia Earhart! Whether you're here…

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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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Bleeding Kansas: A Tour of the War before the War

A small two-story wooden building, a grassy meadow, a quiet park, a wooded valley between hills; these spots today are relatively unassuming and even banal at first appearance, but there was a time when these places in rural Kansas were the center of national attention. I visited several major sites…

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Let’s Have a Parade!

Those words kick off a Lawrence holiday tradition, the Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade, held the first Saturday in December at 11 A.M. This year, on December 2, 2023, it will be for the 30th time. If you love horses, holidays, and history, you’ll love the Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas…

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Three Native American Historic Sites to Explore

Kansas is the homeland of a wide variety of native American tribes. For thousands of years, native tribes lived across the vast prairies passing down their traditions to each successive generation. Tribes such as the Pawnee, Osage, Kaw, Arapaho, Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita are just a few of the…

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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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