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Untamed Fun in Southwest Kansas

The wild spaces of southwest Kansas still cut loose today with captivating culture and genuine Western heritage. Towns corral their rowdy charm in bandits’ hideouts, Front Street gunfights, frontier forts, Old West museums and cavernous 109-foot-deep wells. Outside of town, life-filled landscapes…

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2022 Kansas Bucket List

22 Ways to Explore the Sunflower State in 2022 You'll fall in love with the charm of Kansas' small towns! Here's a few ideas to get you started, but make sure to explore our cities page to find more great communities! Who doesn't love a good party? These Kansas attractions and communities are…

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Instaworthy: Western Kansas Adventures with Roamaroo

Everyone wants that picture-perfect photo op, whether it is for your Instagram feed or your family photo album. We're going to let you in on a little secret.... Kansas is actually a photogenic place! Some of Kansas' most scenic areas are found in Western Kansas, and we sent the 'Travel Couple' Scott…

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One Epic Trail. Two Hundred Years.

In 1821, Captain William Becknell and a party of five headed west from the Missouri River to trade mules and horses and to hunt on the plains. They wound up in welcoming Santa Fe, eventually carving a 900-mile trade route that thousands of freighters, military troops, Native Americans and others…

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Four Kansas Bison Burgers Worth Stopping for

Updated in 2020 from a 2016 blog byShae Blevins Bison is a Kansas staple, and Kansas restaurants across the state are cooking up this lean red meat for signature burgers. Find a bison burger on the menu at these four restaurants -- from the simple to the extravagantly topped and from the locally-sourced to the newest recipes…

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Free-Range Adventures in Southwest Kansas

Talk about wide-open spaces. The southwest quadrant of Kansas (22 counties) is no faux frontier—it’s the real deal. The region carries on the centuries-old legacy of explorers and pioneers who trekked its expanse. In 1865, when the U.S. Army established Fort Dodge along the Santa Fe Trail (near…

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Spontaneous Social Distancing in Western Kansas

It all started with a conversation we were having while taking the dogs for a walk around the neighborhood. This was something we made it a point to do every single day to stay sane during our stay-at-home lifestyle change. However, it still wasn’t enough to keep us both from feeling stressed and…

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