Byways

Kansas has twelve byways, nine scenic, two of which are National Scenic Byways and three historic byways. 

Over a millennium, geologic shifts shaped the state's landscape to create a scenic backdrop for travelers.  Follow the paths of great expedition teams and adventurers to see where history happened along Kansas' 12 distinctive byways.  During the journey, visit museums and shops or enjoy local dining and lodging to create your own byway experience. 

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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…

Frontier Military

Travel through time, visiting multiple forts along the Frontier Military Historic Byway.  Originally built to move soldiers and…

Glacial Hills

The Glacial Hills Scenic Byway gets its name from the rolling hills and rock-strewn valleys carved by ancient glaciers. 

Gypsum Hills

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

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…

Native Stone

Discover the natural beauty of the panoramic Native Stone Scenic Byway.

Post Rock

Over the Smoky Hills of weathered bedrock, the Post Rock Scenic Byway winds through fields, pastures and prairie.

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…

Route 66

Kansas' Historic Route 66 Byway offers opportunities for visitors to enjoy a variety of experiences to "get their own kicks…

Smoky Valley

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

Western Vistas

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

I-70

We know that I-70 through Kansas gets a bad rep... But where many see 'flat' and 'boring' we see 'convenient', safe' and 'adventure waiting to happen!'

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