Kansas

A stellar space center, the hometown of aviatrix Amelia Earhart and a wide-open prairie inspire a spirit of adventure in the Sunflower State. Travel to the Flint Hills, Wichita, Atchison, Leavenworth, Topeka, Lawrence, Kansas City and more great Kansas destinations.

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12 Fun Things to Do in Salina, Kansas

An art-centric downtown, zoo and wildlife museum, and legendary hamburger joint are just a few of the reasons to visit Salina, Kansas.
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Best Midwest Family Vacations

Head for a sparkling lake, explore big-city science and nature museums, or enjoy hiking and biking in state parks. The Midwest delivers great family getaways in destinations like Branson, Missouri; Brainerd Lakes, Minnesota; the Black Hills of South Dakota; Traverse City, Michigan; Indianapolis and more. Check out two dozen of our top picks for family vacation destinations.
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5 Great Reasons to Visit Lecompton, Kansas

Learn about history, take an art class and—if you visit during the holiday season—see the Midwest's largest indoor Christmas tree display. Lecompton may be small, with about 640 residents, but it has a lot to offer.
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Back Road: Summiting Kansas

The state's highest point—4,039 feet above sea level—meets our writer's expectations: A metal sunflower sculpture. A mailbox with a guest book. And infinite pasture.
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Rocky Kansas High

On a road trip across Kansas, inspiring terrain hides just a short detour off I-70. Many of Kansas' most scenic sites—Monument Rocks, Castle Rock, Mushroom Rock, Rock City, Kanopolis State Park and more—lie within 30 miles of the interstate, the busiest east-west route in the state.
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This Land is Our Land

The largest Niobrara Chalk formation in Kansas hides like a giant treasure in a valley between Scott City and Oakley. This mile-long stretch of 100-foot-tall spires and cliffs at The Nature Conservancy's Smoky Valley Ranch will soon open to the public, with trails that beg for you to use the panorama setting on your camera. Explore the historically rich property set in the heart of a region explored by the likes of Wild Bill Hickok and "Buffalo Bill" Cody.
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20 Top Things to Do in Kansas

The Sunflower State blends rolling prairie, Western drama and city attractions. Top things to do include museums and a botanical garden in Wichita, the Flint Hills near Manhattan, and the Strataca salt mine in Hutchinson.
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Top Things to Do in Lawrence, Kansas

The home of the University of Kansas balances the energy of city attractions with quiet retreats to lakes and prairie.
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5 Great Public Golf Courses in Kansas

Play your way through grass-covered dunes and picturesque prairie landscapes at some of Kansas' best public golf courses.