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.