Things to Do On Highway 36 in Kansas

US-36 Map & Road Trip Ideas

Welcome to Highway 36 in Kansas! Running through the 13 northernmost counties and stretching from the rolling Glacial Hills in the far east to the High Plains in the far west, Highway 36 comes with plenty of things to see and do while on your journey. 

Highway 36 is also ideal for those who enjoy taking scenic detours. The eastern portion of Highway 36 gives you easy access to the ancient glaciers of the Glacial Hill Scenic Byway, while out west, the Land & Sky Scenic Byway will have your eyes feasting on canyons formed by loess rock! The route also has excellent places to stop and enjoy outdoor activities at Lovewell State Park and Prairie Dog State Park.

A few miles north of Highway 36, you'll find the Geographic Center of the Lower 48 states just outside of Lebanon. History buffs will also love Highway 36's museums and historical landmarks! Throughout the journey, you'll find communities with small-town charm, excellent overnight lodging, and restaurants with great local food! You'll experience Kansas hospitality at its finest while traveling Highway 36!

Already on the road and looking for road conditions on Highway 36 in Kansas? Our friends at KanDrive can help. You’ll find information about weather, construction, and accidents on Highway 36 in Kansas.

  • Food & Drink

    Take a delicious journey through the heartland with our guide to the best food and beverages to try on your road trip along Highway 36 in Kansas…

    Lodging & Places to Stay

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    Communities Along US-36

    Explore the heart of America and discover the charming towns and cities along Highway 36 in Kansas. From quaint small towns to bustling cities…

    History & Museums

    Highway 36 in Kansas is rich in history, and its museums and historical landmarks offer a glimpse into the past. With our insider tips and…

    Parks & Outdoor Adventure

    Experience the stunning natural scenery of Kansas along Highway 36. From rolling hills to expansive prairies, this route is full of outdoor…

  • For more information on attractions and things to do on Highway 36, be sure to visit the Highway 36 Association website!

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