Kansas March 15, 2016
12 Perfect Places To Go In Kansas If You’re Feeling Nostalgic
There is no denying that there is a lot of confusion and change in this day and age… With that being said, are you wanting to escape it all for a taste of the good old days? Fortunately, you don’t need to invent a time machine; just visit one of these 12 Kansas places that are sure to make you feel nostalgic:
1. Watch a double feature at the drive-in.
Did you know that there are only a few hundred drive-in theaters left in the entire country? Fortunately for us, four of these cinematic treasures can be found in the Sunflower State, including the pictured
. We'll see you this summer!
2. Grab a burger at a well-established diner.
Incredible burgers and malts served in a retro '50s diner? They sure don't make 'em like
anymore. Don't have time to sit down? Not a problem; just visit...
3. Drive-thru Bobo's.
for their timeless food and speedy service.
4. Try your luck at the video arcade.
Where are my '80s kids at?!
PowerPlay Entertainment Center
in Shawnee has dozens of old-school video games, as well as go-karts, laser tag, and much more.
5. Show off your sweet moves at Skate City...
Grab your bell bottoms, shoulder pads, or "Grunge is Dead" t-shirt and meet me at Overland Park's
for an evening of pure nostalgia.
6. ...or Roller City.
Don't worry, Wichita; there's also a rink near you (and it's called
7. Admire old cars.
Did you know that Kansas is home to several car shows throughout the year? For a complete listing, check out the
8. Bowling away the competition.
Want to play the game the way it was intended? Try Cosmic Bowling at
in Shawnee, which boasts glow-in-the-dark lighting and groovy disco tunes.
9. Get your kicks on Route 66.
No caption needed for this legend!
10. Shop at an old general store.
Talk about a blast from the past. The
New Lancaster General Store
was was originally built and opened in 1874 and now sells (and serves) artisan wines, arts, crafts, gifts and handcrafted food.
11. Share a shake at an old-fashioned soda fountain.
12. Get your sugar fix the right way.
Who wants to buy candy from a chain department store when you can peruse the aisles (and bins) of old-fashioned shops like
Pam's Sugar Shack
Where do you like to go when you’re feeling nostalgic?