Route 66 Historic Byway

Parks & Nature

Enjoy the beautiful parks, nature, and wildlife along Kansas' Historic Route 66 Byway. Multiple community parks in Galena are great places for the family. These include the City ParkMiners ParkPappy Litch Park, Schermerhorn Park, and the Southeast Kansas Nature Center and Shoal Creek Wildlife Area. If you find yourself in Baxter Springs, stop by the Kiwanis ParkRonald O. Thomas Dog Park, or newer Liberty Park. And, of course, there is the classic Old Route 66 Park in the city of Riverton. Make sure to check out the beauty these towns have to offer while you relax outdoors and stretch your legs.

Kansas Byways

Western Vistas

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

Post Rock

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

Route 66

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

Glacial Hills

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

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…

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…

Smoky Valley

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

Frontier Military

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

Native Stone

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

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…