Sports & Outdoors

In the stands or on the field, Kansas has experiences that will get your heart pounding. Kansas is home to some of the nation’s most iconic collegiate sports stadiums. Gearheads flock to Kansas for our rich racing tradition. When you’re looking to unwind, Kansas offers a great respite for golfers, hunters, and anglers. 

Kansas is all about outdoor opportunities - and they are as varied as the Kansas landscape. Kansas State Parks include more than 32,000 acres of land, 500 miles of trails, 10,000 campsites, and access to more than 130,000 surface-acres of water. Take a day (and a night) away at one of the state's many camping getaways - from primitive tent camping to relaxing stays in a State Park cabin. Explore the diverse beauty of the Sunflower State's many hiking, biking and equestrian trails. You don't need to hit the coast for thrilling aquatic adventures - Kansas' lakes, reservoirs and rivers can provide hours of fun. And, for the golf enthusiast, Kansas offers plenty of great golf, including a few courses known around the world. Check out the Top 10 Outdoor Adventures in Kansas map below and find the blog here >> 

Boating + Sailing

Set sail for a refreshing getaway at one of Kansas’ lakes and reservoirs. Plan a relaxing day, weekend or week on the water…

Canoe + Kayak

Pick your paddling passion and get out on Kansas' waters.


Whether you're a competitive racer or recreational rider, you'll find plenty of opportunities to enjoy your sport. Get in…

Horseback Riding

If equine adventures are your aim, Kansas is dotted with miles of equestrian trails for a more relaxed way to enjoy the…


Hundreds of acres of public waters beckon anglers to Kansas. Cast your line at one of the state's 24 major reservoirs, 40…


When you're ready to hit the green, you'll find award-winning and nationally ranked courses across Kansas, where both…

Disc Golf

Kansas has 221 disc golf courses ready to welcome you! Many Kansas communities host disc golf courses in their central parks. A…


Lace up your boots and pick from among thousands of miles of trails in Kansas. 


Kansas has 300,000 acres of public lands and more than 1 million acres of private land seasonally open to hunters.

Motorcycling + Motor Sports

Some people ride to live. Some people live to ride. Whichever you are, there's a just-right ride waiting for you in Kansas…


From bronc riding to mutton bustin', Kansas rodeos are fun for the whole family! Watch cowgirls and cowboys compete for the…

Adventure Hot Spots

Flint Hills Trail State Park

The Flint Hills Trail stretches for 117 miles across east-central Kansas, from Osawatomie in the east to Herington in the west, and passes…

Elk River Hiking Trail

Covers 15 miles (one-way) from the west edge of the dam to the Hwy 160 bridge on the Elk River. Make sure you take your own water; river is…

Things To Do

Kansas is full of places to visit, fun attractions, outdoor adventure spots, and delightful kids’ activities.