A Kansas Vacation in the Sunflower State
- Welcome to the Sunflower State, Kansas is known for the wheat and the sunflowers that grow throughout the state. But Kansas has more to offer than just peaceful tranquility.
An interesting fact about Kansas is its location in the United States; Kansas is located equidistant from the Pacific and Atlantic oceans; it is also home to the geographic center of the lower forty-eight states. This shows that Kansas is at the heart of America and this heartland offers many sites that make it a worthwhile vacation destination.
You can return to the Wild West time of Wyatt Earp with a visit to the Boot Hill Museum on your Kansas vacation. The museum has recreated Front Street where visitors can take a stagecoach ride and see old time medicine shows. Actors in costume and staged gunfights add to the old west town fun.
If you know ahead of time you will visit Kansas and want to have your family experience life like the pioneers, you can set up a Wagon train trip in the Flint Hills. Covered Wagon Tours are available for a weekend trip where you can ride in an authentic covered wagon, eat dinner at a campfire and sleep at a campsite like the pioneers did long ago.
Something for the entire family can be found at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. This centers highlights include: the world’s largest collection of spacesuits, a full scale model of the space shuttle, the Apollo 13 command module and a SR71 Blackbird spy craft.
Little house on the Prairie fans will not be disappointed on a Kansas vacation. In 1977 volunteers read Laura Ingalls Wilder book series and built a cabin according to her description. Visitors can tour the cabin
, as well as the one room schoolhouse and an old post office.
Any visitor or sports fan to Kansas should know that many hometown fans support the Kansas City, Missouri teams, which include major league teams Kansas City Royals (baseball) and Kansas City Chiefs (football). If you are visiting Kansas during the baseball or football season a trip to see one of those teams while on vacation is possible.
If racing is your sport, Kansas will also please. The Kansas Speedway in Kansas City hosts NASCAR races.
If drag racing is more your speed, check out the Heartland Park Topeka.
For a trip back into presidential history on your Kansas family vacation a visit to the Eisenhower Presidential Library and museum could be in order. The park like setting site includes a Visitor Center, Dwight D. Eisenhower’s boyhood home and the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum.
Northern Chase County
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve offers a wide variety of activities and experiences. The thirteen head of Bison are now back at the preserve for your viewing pleasure. At one time, over 400,000 square miles of tall grass prairie once covered the country, now less than four percent remains. The preserve also has hiking trails and guided bus tours.
On a Kansas vacation all Wizard of Oz fans, will want to visit the Wizard of Oz Museum. The museum features a re-creation of the farmhouse used in the film.
Plan your Kansas vacation today and go back in time to the Wild West, experience pioneer life, visit history museums and enjoy sports and racing all on your families vacation.
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