Kansas I-70

Communities

Road-tripping through I-70 in Kansas is an excellent way to explore the state. Many of the major cities in Kansas run along the I-70 corridor, which offers visitors plenty of accommodations that include roadside attractions, food, rest stops, overnight lodging, museums, and access to endless outdoor activities at our State Parks.

For those who aren't in a rush, check out the eight byways that run along I-70 in Kansas! There are two historic byways and scenic byways to drive across the state.

  • Northeast

    Kansas City

    Visit Kansas City, KS! The history of Kansas City is a tale of two cities; Kansas City, KS and Kansas City, MO. Divided by the Missouri…

    Bonner Springs

    Bonner Springs is located in Northeast corner of Kansas. The city has many attractions such as Kansas City Renaissance Festival, Moon…

    Lansing

    Experience the best of the KC metro area in Lansing

    Lawrence

    Lawrence is a city happy to be what it is: a city doing things in its own way, with free thinkers not trying to be anyone else.

    Lecompton

    Visit Historic Lecompton: Civil War Birthplace, Where Slavery Began to Die. Lecompton was the Territorial Capital of Kansas from 1854-1861.

    Topeka

    Topeka is the Capital of Kansas.  Our state capital building is known world-wide for its’ murals by John Steuart Curry and the…

  • North Central

    Manhattan

    Visit Manhattan! There’s a world of enjoyment awaiting your visit to Manhattan, Kansas, home to Flint Hills Discovery Center, Kansas…

    Fort Riley

    Originally an outpost on the old frontier, Fort Riley is home to one of the oldest continuously operating military bases west of the…

    Junction City

    One of the older and most notable communities in Kansas, Junction City is a great place to visit with its small town atmosphere, rural charm…

    Abilene

    Named one of the top 20 “best small towns to visit” by Smithsonian Magazine, Abilene is the hometown of 5-Star General and 34th…

    Salina

    Just under 50,000 people, Salina is the right place for warm hospitality, and the perfect blend of big-city amenities with small-town…

    Wilson

    Discover Wilson the "Czech Capital of Kansas." Enjoy the outdoors at Wilson State Park.

    Dorrance

    Come see the historic Dorrance, an old railroad town less than 1 mile off of US-40.

    Russell

    Explore the hometown of former U.S. Senator and 1996 presidential candidate, Bob Dole (1923 - 2021)

  • Northwest

    Victoria

    Victoria is a thriving and close-knit community that is atypical Kansas small town with a handful of downtown businesses, nice parks, quiet…

    Hays

    Come to Hays to experience opportunities you won’t find anywhere else in Kansas. With a revitalized downtown you can enjoy award…

    Ellis

    Sitting along Interstate-70 is a town waiting for you to explore its rich history and attractions. Learn about how the railroad established…

    Ogallah

    Visit the beautiful architecture in Ogallah! 

    WaKeeney

    Welcome to WaKeeney, located halfway between Kansas City and Denver on I-70. The site for WaKeeney was selected in 1879 by the Chicago Land…

    Collyer

    Take a break off of I-70 and explore Castle Rock and the adjourning Badlands. Castle Rock is “one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas.”

    Oakley

    Centrally located between Denver and Topeka off I-70, U.S. 83 and U.S. 40, Oakley is in the heart of northwest Kansas.  Oakley is the…

    Colby

    We are a progressive agricultural community with many interesting and fun attractions. Our Prairie Museum of Art and History is also home to…

    Goodland

    Goodland citizens claim this is where Kansas starts!  Goodland offers friendly people knowledgeable on more than five parks, museums…

    Kanorado

    Explore the highest city in Kansas that combines both the names of Kansas and Colorado into one!

  • Kansas Byways Near I-70

    Glacial Hills

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

    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.

    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…

    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. 

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