Can I be completely honest with you? You look like you’re stressed and can use a little getaway… That being said, why not visit one of these 12 secret (and not-so secret) Kansas locations that are guaranteed to relax you after just one glance?
1. Home on the Range Cabin (Athol)
Are you in search of a home where the buffalo roam, and the deer and the antelope play? Then you need to visit the quaint Home on the Range Cabin, which inspired Dr. Brewster Higley's iconic poem.
2. Chase Lake Falls (Cottonwood Falls)
I don't know about you, but I can already hear the relaxing Falls and smell the fresh air... Aaaah!
3. Four State Lookout (White Cloud)
Golden fields, green prairie, and winding rivers as far as the eye can see = pure perfection.
4. Arikaree Breaks (Cheyenne County)
They may not be the most secret of locations, but these stunning badlands in the middle of Kansas are truly a sight to behold.
5. Konza Prairie (Manhattan)
Another popular but must-visit location is that of the Konza Prairie, which covers more than 13.5 square miles of colorful Flint Hills prairie. (Our suggestion? Take it all in from the breathtaking K-177 Overlook.)
6. Hartford Bridge (Hartford)
There is no better place to admire the rushing waters of the Neosho River than atop the historic Hartford Bridge, which is adorned with the names of each year's local graduating seniors.
7. Maxwell National Refuge (Canton)
The Maxwell National Refuge isn't just an area for admiring the gorgeous local grasslands; it is also an area for spotting native animals and wildflowers.
8. Cimarron National Grassland (Cimarron)
Approximately 108,176 acres of untouched Great Plains makes for a pretty memorable and tranquil experience.
9. Drinkwater & Schriver Flour Mill (Cedar Point)
Also known as Cedar Point Mill, the Drinkwater & Schriver Flour Mill is a lovely 1868 stone building that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.
10. Milford Lake (Junction City)
Hook up your boat and hit the lake for a relaxing day of fishing and gorgeous views.
11. Santa Fe Lake Falls (Augusta)
Isn't it amazing how such a "flat" and "boring" state like Kansas has so many enchanting and amazing waterfalls?
12. Pawnee Prairie Horse & Nature Park (Wichita)
Wichita's largest park is also the most impressive because of its lush and green surroundings, and its numerous four-legged residents (including deer, birds, beavers, and much more.)