Western Vistas Historic Byway


Planning your Western Vistas Historic Byway road trip? The towns on the Western Vistas Historic Byway are home to unique frontier history and iconic sites. Some of the state's most iconic rock formations and interesting fossils are found on the outskirts of these communities. Larger-than-life art and delectable food await as you pass through places like Scott City, Oakley, and Sharon Springs. Soar through the high plains of Winona and immerse yourself in the history of Wallace. Take a detour through K-25 and see the Butterfield Trail Museum in Russell Springs and the Museum of the Great Plains in Leoti

On the route

Western Vistas Historic Byway Map

Off the route (on K-25)

Kansas Byways

Route 66

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

Wetlands & Wildlife

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

Native Stone

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

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…

Smoky Valley

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

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…

Gypsum Hills

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

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. 

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.