Central Prairie - North

The Central Prairie North region offers a wide variety of fascinating museums, outdoor adventures and evidence of creativity and innovation. Follow the Post Rock Scenic Byway where miles of stone fence posts stand as a tribute to the early settlers. A mixture of farmland, rolling hills, and man-made lakes, central Kansas is a transition zone between the hilly east and the western high plains.  Be sure to print the downloadable PDF before you hit the road!

 

Belleville Listings

Boyer Museum of Animated Carvings

(785) 527-5884 1205 M St., Belleville Map it

Take Your Imagination on an Animation Vacation. Boyer Museum of Animated Carvings features the artistic works of the late... Learn more

Concordia Listings

National Orphan Train Complex

(785) 243-4471 300 Washington St., Concordia Map it
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The National Orphan Train Museum contains informative exhibits depicting the history of the Orphan Train Movement. Photos... Learn more

Republic Listings

Pawnee Indian Museum State Historic Site

(785) 361-2255 480 Pawnee Trail, Republic Map it
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Features exhibits on the culture of the Pawnee Indians by using a combination of information from archeological... Learn more

Minneapolis Listings

George Washington Carver Museum Exhibit

(785) 392-3621 110 S. Concord Street, Minneapolis Map it
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Official Boyhood Home of the Agricultural Scientist, George Washington Carver, 1880-1884. Visit the premier George W. Carver... Learn more

Rock City Park

(785) 392-2092 1051 Ivy Road, Minneapolis Map it
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Rock City Park is a national natural landmark comprised of over 200 huge concretions. Rest in the shade of the gazebo,... Learn more

Bennington Listings

The Linger Longer - Soda Fountain & Sandwich Shop

(855) 378-7632 119 N. Nelson, Bennington Map it
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An Antique Soda Fountain in Bennington, Kansas! We invite you to... Learn more

Lucas Listings

Brant's Market

(785) 525-6464 125 S Main St, Lucas Map it
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Specializing in homemade and fresh meats since 1922. Named one of the "8 Wonders of Kansas Commerce", their specialty... Learn more

Garden of Eden

(785) 525-6395 305 E 2nd St, Lucas Map it
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Kansas' only Visionary Sculpture Environment and stone log cabin. Internationally known as a prime example of the... Learn more

Grassroots Art Center

(785) 525-6118 213 S Main St, Lucas Map it
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Exhibits from across the state of Kansas. Visitors enjoy the creativity of primarily retired individuals working with... Learn more

Wilson Listings

Kansas Originals Market & Gallery

(785) 658-2602 233 Hwy 232, Wilson Map it
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Kansas Originals Market & Gallery 

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Midland Railroad Hotel

(785) 658-2284 414 26th St, Wilson Map it
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Midland Railroad Hotel is a perfect stop over on your next business or leisure trip. The Midland is a historic hotel... Learn more

Hays Listings

Sternberg Museum of Natural History

(785) 628-4286 3000 Sternberg Dr, Hays Map it
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Sternberg Museum of Natural History displays live animals, fossils of 80 million year old sea-monsters, & interactive... Learn more

Victoria Listings

St. Fidelis Church

900 Cathedral Ave, Victoria Map it
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St. Fidelis Church in Victoria, also known as the “Cathedral of the Plains”, was built in 1908-1911 of native limestone. This... Learn more

Marquette Listings

Kanopolis Reservoir, State Park, and Smoky Hill Wildlife Area

(785) 546-2565 200 Horsethief Rd, Marquette Map it
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Located on the Prairie Trail Scenic Byway northwest of Marquette along K-141, about 5 miles north of the K-4/K-141... Learn more

Kansas Motorcycle Museum

(785) 546-2449 120 N Washington, Marquette Map it
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Motorcyles, memorabilia, trophies, pictures. 2,000 sq. ft. of motorcycle fancy in the main hall. See this extreme sport in... Learn more

Mushroom Rock State Park

(785) 546-2565 200 Horsethief Rd, Marquette Map it
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Located on the Prairie Trail Scenic Byway northwest of Marquette about 5 miles north of Kanopolis Reservoir and State... Learn more

Lindsborg Listings

Coronado Heights

(785) 227-8687 Coronado Heights Rd, Lindsborg Map it
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Coronado Heights is the southern-most bluff in a series of seven, known as the Smoky Hills. The hill is located northwest... Learn more

Drom Sott Inn (Sweet Dreams Inn)

(785) 227-2985 112 W Lincoln St, Lindsborg Map it
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The Dröm Sött Inn is a charming 18 room inn nestled in the heart of Lindsborg, Kansas, a quaint little town known for its... Learn more

Hemslõjd, Inc

(785) 227-2053 201 N Main St, Lindsborg Map it
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"Hemslöjd" is Swedish for handicraft. When you visit Lindsborg you don't want to miss Hemslöjd with the big Dala Horse out... Learn more

OL Stuga

(785) 227-8762 119 S Main, Lindsborg Map it

Pull up a chair, order a "Brent Nelson" and a cool one and catch up with the locals. What is a "Brent Nelson"?  Come to... Learn more

Small World Gallery

(785) 227-4442 127 N Main St, Lindsborg Map it
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Photography by National Geographical photographic photographer Jim Richardson and IBIS Woman jewelry by Kathy Richardson.... Learn more

Salina Listings

Ad Astra Books & Coffee House

(785) 833-2235 141 N Santa Fe, Salina Map it
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Ad Astra Books and Coffee House aims to be more than just a beautiful, comfortable, interesting place to hang out, study,... Learn more

Cozy Inn

(785) 825-2699 108 N. Seventh St., Salina Map it
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Just voted one of the "8 Wonders of Kansas" in the cuisine category! Buy 'em by the sack. Burgers, chips, and a cold... Learn more

Martinelli's Little Italy

(785) 826-9190 158 S Santa Fe, Salina Map it
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Located in historic downtown Salina. Family-style dining - pastas, salads, desserts - full bar. Private dining areas for... Learn more

Scheme, The

(785) 823-5125 123 N 7 St, Salina Map it

Step inside and check out the unique atmosphere including pictures and history of the owner's family. See the letter his... Learn more

Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts

(785) 827-1998 151 S Santa Fe, Salina Map it
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A true cornerstone of Salina's historic downtown district. This beautifully renovated historic Fox Theatre presents a... Learn more

Kansas Byways Listings

Post Rock Scenic Byway

(785) 525-6288 Box 186, Lucas Map it
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The Post Rock Scenic Byway traverses the beautiful Smoky Hills and across the Wilson Lake dam. Many of the hilltops... Learn more

Prairie Trail Scenic Byway

(800) 756-3596 505 E. 2nd St., Lindsborg Map it
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The Prairie Trail Scenic Byway offers scenic, historic, natural, cultural, archeological, recreational amenities as well... Learn more