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    Old Cowtown Museum

    Experience Wichita like it’s 1865. Old Cowtown is a living history museum that lets you immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and…

    Chisholm Trail Museum

    Across from the Sumner County Courthouse in downtown Wellington, KS. Hours of Operation - Weekends only in May and November. Daily June thru…

    Chaplin Nature Center

    The Chaplin Nature Center is a 230-acre nature preserve along the Arkansas River near Arkansas City in Cowley county Kansas. The Center…

    Kansas Oil Museum

    The Kansas Oil Museum is the one of the largest museums in the state with a focus on the history of America's early 20th-century oil…

    STRATACA

    Strataca/The Kansas Underground Salt Museum is one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas. Located 650 feet beneath the earth's surface in a salt bed…

    Historic Elgin Hotel

    Amidst the peaceful Flint Hills of Kansas stands the Historic Elgin Hotel, the region’s finest fully-renovated boutique hotel. Listed on the…

    Mid-America All-Indian Museum

    Housing a museum, a gallery of nations and a gift shop, the Mid-America All-Indian Museum educates and preserves the heritage of the…

    Quivira National Wildlife Refuge

    Quivira NWR is one of a system of over 500 refuges administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The Refuge encompasses over…

    Cheyenne Bottoms Refuge

    The Nature Conservancy's Cheyenne Bottoms Preserve is a 7,848 acre wetland preserve adjacent to the state-owned Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife…

    Warkentin House

    The Victorian home of Bernhard Warkentin and Wilhelmina Eisenmayer that Warkentin built in 1886. This home is a splendid example of the…

    Chase Lake Falls

    Prather Creek Falls, also known as Chase Lake Falls, may not be the tallest of all the waterfalls in Kansas, but it’s become one of my…

    Exploration Place

    Welcome to the state’s premier science center – Exploration Place! Parked along the picturesque Arkansas River, Exploration Place…

    Wichita Art Museum

    Located west of downtown Wichita in the Museums on the River District, the Wichita Art Museum connects people, ideas and art to enrich lives…

    Pioneer Bluffs

    “Come home” to Pioneer Bluffs and take time to enjoy a simpler life. Bring a picnic, hike along Crocker Creek, and explore the oak savannah…

  • State Parks

    Kanopolis

    Carson and Custer once explored the jagged prairies in what’s now Kanopolis State Park on horseback.

    Sand Hills

    Rather than water, it’s the work of the wind that draws people to Sand Hills State Park.

    Cheney

    The park’s 1,900 acres are laced with good trails and dotted with shaded cabins and campsites. In the reservoir you can sample some of…

    El Dorado

    El Dorado State Park’s 4,000 acres makes it Kansas’ largest. Yet you can be as secluded or social as you like amid landscapes…

  • Byways

    Prairie Trail

    When you travel the Prairie Trail Scenic Byway, you follow in the steps of Native Americans, explorers and pioneers as they sought food…

    Wetlands & Wildlife

    Along the byway, you'll encounter landscapes and communities shaped by the powerful forces of motion and change. You're entering a…

    Gypsum Hills

    Ancient floodplains, buttes, canyons, mesas and sinkholes are rare on the Great Plains. Yet, nestled in the Kansas grasslands is the Gypsum…

    Flint Hills

    The Flint Hills National Scenic Byway offers incredible views of the native grasses and flowers of the tallgrass prairie - one of the last…

  • Things To Do

    South Central Kansas is the ideal region to visit for the seekers. Those in search of thrills and excitement will not be…

    Food & Drink

    If you're in the mood for good food, then South Central Kansas has you covered. This region of Kansas is well known for its…

    Trip Ideas

    For those that seek authentic experiences, South Central Kansas is home to world-class museums, fantastic outdoor adventures…

    Itineraries

    South Central Kansas Travel Itinerary

    South Central Kansas - "For The Seekers" For those that seek authentic experiences, South Central Kansas is home to world-class museums, fantastic outdoor adventures, charming communities, and a whole lotta good food. From the iconic Swedish heritage of Lindsborg to the bustling streets of Wichita…

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