If your plans for the new year don’t include travel, why not add in a few memorable trips to places you’ve never been? These 11 towns in Kansas are unique and have every charm you would want in a Midwestern small town. How many have you been through already?
1. Cottonwood Falls
With a population less than a thousand, there's plenty of things to do. Shopping, dining, and musical events are a bonus to the already fantastic scenery available here.
Known as the oldest city in Kansas, there's plenty of history to take in here. If you're not so much the history buff, there's also a carousel museum and the Missouri river to see.
One of the most unique towns in Kansas, there's a Garden of Eden, as well as multiple street art installations to stare at for hours.
Galena is special, because it serves as the inspiration for Radiator Springs in the Pixar movie, Cars. It really is on Route 66.
Filled with museums, boutiques, and trains, Abilene is home to anyone who loves history and simpler living. Plus, who doesn't love old trains?
Come visit the local businesses, or check out the 27-foot carved Indian Chief as well as the historic courthouse.
7. Council Grove
A great-grandson of Daniel Boone himself settled this small town and made treaty with the Osage Nation. Check out the Treaty Tree and stop by their local restaraunts for a one-of-a-kind time.
Site of the gorgeous Konza Prairie, stop by the Cozy Inn for a bag of burgers and have an adventure. There's plenty to do here, and there's something for everyone.
9. Fall River
With lots of State Park land, and some of the best fried chicken in Kansas, there's no reason not to go photo hunting here! Just look at that gorgeous scenery.
Yoder is home to our local Amish/Mennonite population, and their local businesses will take you back in time. Personally, I think their meats are the best I've ever bought.
Known as the "little Sweden" of Kansas, this quirky town is full of hard to pronounce names and delicious food. Haven't you ever wanted to feel like you were in a different country? Minus the costly airplane ticket, of course.
Sometimes the smallest places are the ones with the most heart. Have you been to any of these tiny towns? Who else do you think should be featured on the list? For more wonderful facts about towns here in the Sunflower State, check out
12 Insane Things That Happened In Kansas You Won’t Find In History Books.