US Highway 56 In Kansas


Traveling along US-56 is one of the best ways to explore the various regions in the state. The highway lets you discover Northeast, Southeast, North Central, and South Central Kansas in one road trip. Explore the KC metro region located in Northeast Kansas. Find the historically rich cities of Dodge City and Larned in Southwest Kansas. Take a bison tour in South Central Kansas at the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge in Canton. Finally, go to Council Grove in North Central Kansas to get a taste of the beautiful Flint Hills

  • Northeast


    Ranked #76 on Livability's "Top 100 Small Towns" and #1 on Nerdwallet's "Best Places to Start a Business in…

    Overland Park

    Overland Park, with its vibrant culture and welcoming spirit, is your family’s gateway to the Kansas City experience. Some of the…


    Find great places to stay and immerse yourself in Lenexa's series of food festivals. Experience one of the fastest growing cities in…


    Olathe is home to big city adventures and small town fun, where you can find a plethora of activities and attractions perfect for the whole…


    As the southwest gateway to the Kansas City metro, Gardner is where the “city meets the country”. 


    Firmly anchored with rich historical roots, Edgerton, located in the southwest corner of Johnson County, is bustling with small, hometown…


    Wellsville is located in the northeast corner of Franklin County, just 20 miles south by I-35 of the Kansas City area. It has claim to…


    Ottawa, County seat of Franklin County, is a breath of small-town Kansas charm located just minutes from suburbia. Enjoy boutique shopping…


    Visit Burlingame, where the Santa Fe Trail meets the outskirts of the Flint Hills.

  • North Central


    Discover the humble beginnings of Herington, located on the western terminus of the Flint Hills Trail State Park and Herington Lake.

    Council Grove

    Nestled in the Flint Hills alongside the Neosho River, Council Grove received its name August 10, 1825, when the US Commissioners met with…

  • South Central


    A picturesque, tree-shaded resort lake amid rolling hills, a huge recreational reservoir, and a state-of- the- art indoor aquatics center…


    Hillsboro is a largely Mennonite community with a thriving downtown area and an accredited 4 year liberal arts Christian college, with an…


    Explore the Smoky Hills of Canton and view the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge.


    The community of McPherson is a progressive Kansas town of 14,000 residents, which boasts strong roots in agriculture, industry, small…


    The city of Lyons is the county seat for Rice County and is at the junction of Highway 56 and 96. The historic Rice County courthouse is the…


    Check out Ellinwood and the ultra historic Wolf Hotel!

    Great Bend

    Shop, Stay, Play, Grow and EXPLORE Great Bend! Located in the very center of our beautiful state, Great Bend has something for everyone…

  • Southwest


    Explore Larned and the historic Fort Larned!


    Welcome to Kinsley, a proud community with a rich history. Find great attractions, shops, places to eat, B&Bs, and museums.


    Discover the windy city of Spearville, just east of Dodge City. Spearville has great local food as well as the Hickory Hollow Pumpkin Patch!

    Dodge City

    Head ‘em up and move ‘em out!  Grab your hat and boots for a western adventure in Dodge City.

  • Plan Your Road Trip

    Lodging & Places to Stay

    Plan your next road trip on Highway 56 in Kansas with comfort and convenience with our ultimate guide to the top hotels and lodging options…

    Parks & Outdoor Adventure

    Discover the beauty of Kansas on Highway 56 with our ultimate guide to the top parks, natural scenery, and outdoor activities to explore…

    Points of Interest & Amenities

    Hit the road with confidence and convenience on Highway 56 in Kansas with our ultimate guide to the top amenities and stops. From the best…

    History & Museums

    Discover the fascinating history of Kansas on Highway 56 with our ultimate guide to the top museums and historical places to visit. From…

    Food & Drink

    Savor the best of Kansas cuisine on Highway 56 with our ultimate guide to the top food and beverage stops. From classic diners to…