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10 Must See Places in Kansas
So Many Kansas Attractions Await You!
Many people say Kansas is boring and flat. I disagree. Are there boring places in Kansas? Yes! Are there flat places in Kansas? Of course! The whole world has boring and flat places. Does that mean the whole world is boring and flat? Not at all!
If you are bored in Kansas, take a look beyond the beaten path. There is much to see and do in the Sunflower State! Read on for my 10 must see places in Kansas and vote on your favorite!
Photo used under Creative Commons from earlycj5.
My Top 10 Must See Places in Kansas
If you like to travel and see the world beyond your doorstep, Kansas has some of the most beautiful and unique must see places in the country. I know that's hard for some people to believe! If you do not enjoy nature, scenic beauty, and travelling, then you may care less about what Kansas has to offer. If mountains or the beach are the only forms of scenic beauty you enjoy, you may be disappointed too. However, a trip off the beaten path of I-70 or I-35 will lead you to my top 10 must see places in Kansas. Some of these highlights of the Sunflower State will challenge the perception that Kansas is entirely flat and boring!
My top 10 must see places in Kansas are not listed in any particular order. They are simply my favorite places in the Sunflower State. I have visited most of these sites and plan to see those and more I have not yet explored.
What is the top must see place in Kansas?
Learn More About My Top 10 Must See Kansas Places
- Monument Rocks (Chalk Pyramids)
Visit the Washburn University website to learn more about Kansas' Monument Rocks.
- Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
Visit the National Park Service website for more information on the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Kansas.
- Arikaree Breaks Wildlife Drive
The Natural Kansas website features photos and detailed information about Arikaree Breaks Wildlife Drive in Northwestern Kansas.
- Cimarron National Grasslands
The Wikipedia page for Cimmaron National Grassland provides information about the geography, climate, landmarks and additional features of this Southwestern Kansas destination.
- Kansas Red Hills (Gypsum Hills)
Frank Thompson's Kansas Journeys blog provides a look at the Kansas Red Hills from a personal perspective.
- Cheyenne Bottoms Preserve
Read about the History, Geology and more at the Wikipedia page for Cheyenne Bottoms Preserve in Central Kansas.
- Lake Scott State Park
Learn about Kansas' first state park - Lake Scott State Park in Scott County Kansas.
- Maxwell Wildlife Refuge
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism webpage provides information on the history of Maxwell Wildlife Refuge and features a short video that shows a glimpse of what the refuge has to offer.
- Elk Falls Kansas
See photos of the falls and read about the town of Elk Falls, Kansas.
- Mushroom Rock State Park
See many photos and read a description about Mushroom Rock State Park from a personal perspective.
I'm sure those who have really explored Kansas have at least one favorite Kansas attraction! Despite the stereotypes, the Sunflower State is not an entirely flat, boring place in the middle of nowhere. If you've done some Kansas sightseeing and enjoyed some of the things to do in Kansas, tell your story here!
Books for Your Kansas Travel Adventure
Kansas is not the stereotypical flat, boring place in the middle of the USA! Sure, Kansas does have quite a bit of flat land. But it also has hills, odd rock formations, waterfalls, and many other surprising features that make the state a fun place to explore! If you are planning a Kansas adventure and want to know more about the landscapes and other unique features of the Sunflower State, you might find one or more of these books useful.
The title says it...to really experience the beauty of Kansas, you have to leave the interstate and heavily traveled highways and explore the roads less traveled!
This book is sure to please, as it presents an array of indoor and outdoor activities Kansas has to offer!
Strange sights in Kansas are waiting to be explored and this book will tell you where they are!
Learn about the geology and landmarks along several of Kansas' main highways.
See stunning images of Kansas scenery taken by Photographer, Steve Mulligan!
Why Should You Travel Kansas?
Don't think there is any reason to travel kansas? Here are some video highlights of the Sunflower State!
So, how about Kansas? Share your thoughts on this lens and the great Sunflower State!