The Ultimate Kansas Travel Guide
Kansas: While Kansas might not be a trendy tourist place, it has a couple of attractions worth visiting! The massive chalk rock formations at Monument Rocks National Landmark, Kansas Cosmosphere, and the Exploration Place are my favorite in Kansas. Here is my Kansas travel guide outlining the major attractions in Kansas!
To make it easy for you to navigate the content, I have organized my Kansas travel guide into two sections. (1) A brief introduction to Kansas, a little history, some geography, commute, and weather. (2) Major Kansas attractions, if you wish, you can skip the introduction and move on to the next section, Kansas Attractions.
History: Kansas became the 34th state on January 29, 1861. Kansas has long been known as part of America’s agricultural heartland and is home to the major U.S. military installation Fort Leavenworth. The sate got its name from Kansas River and its nickname, the Sunflower State, because of the wild sunflower growing across the state. Kansas is the leading producer of wheat in the US, making it the “Wheat State” and the “breadbasket” of the nation.
Geography: Kansas is bordered by Nebraska on the north and Oklahoma on the south. To the east is Missouri, and to the west is Colorado. The state is rectangular in shape and ranks 15th among the states in size.
Flight: Kansas City International Airport (MCI) in Kansas City Missouri, Wichita – Mid-Continent Airport (ICT) are the major airports in Kansas.
Drive: If you live in any of the neighboring states, you could drive to Kansas.
Train: Amtrak offers a rail service – Southwest Chief connecting – Chicago, Kansas City, Albuquerque, Flagstaff, Los Angeles.
Best Places To Visit in Kansas
Monument Rocks National Natural Landmark
Located in Gove County, Kansas, are these series of massive chalk rock formations, known as the Monument Rocks, estimated to have been formed 80 million years ago, by the erosion of the sea bed. Some chalk formations reach a height of 70ft, and some have unique shapes like buttes and arches.
Address: Gove 16, Oakley, KS 67748
Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center
The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson, Kansas, is known to have the 2nd most extensive collection of US space artifacts, including – Apollo 13, a Blackbird SR-71 spy plane, a flown Vostok spacecraft, and much more.
Address: 1100 N Plum St, Hutchinson, KS 67501, Entrance Fee: Adults $26.50, Children $17.50
Exploration Place is a science museum located in Wichita, featuring several exhibits in different sections, including wetlands habitat, adventure play yard, picnic groves, and Festival Plaza.
Address: 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS 67203, Entrance Fee: Adult (12 – 64) $11.50, Youth (3 – 11) $8.00
Sedgwick County Zoo
It’s a wildlife park and a major attraction in Wichita, Kansas. Offering activities like – Safari, Animal Tales Preschool, and several interactive learning opportunities.
Address: 5555 W Zoo Blvd, Wichita, KS 67212, Entrance Fee: Adult (12 – 61) $15.95, Children (3 – 11) $11.95
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