Kansas June 01, 2018
10 Hidden Gems Waiting To Be Discovered In Southwest Kansas
We all know that there’s plenty to do in eastern Kansas, but we don’t want to miss out on everything else. Sometimes it’s a drive to get there, but once you’ve fallen in love with the southwest Kansas charm, you’ll want to make that drive over and over again. This list of places to visit in southwest Kansas won’t disappoint, unless you hate nature, history, and fun! Let’s see what you might have been missing all these years.
1. Cimmaron National Grassland - Morton County
This beautiful grassland area is littered with wildflowers, and plenty of gorgeous views. You won't believe some of the beauty you'll find in the furthest corners of Kansas.
2. Stevens County Gas and Historical Museum - Hugoton
This curious museum covers all sorts of local history as well as information behind what used to be the largest gas field in the world.
3. Grant County Historic Adobe Museum - Ulysses
The Historic Adobe Museum in Ulysses is something else you should see, housed in a building made from adobe bricks in the 1930s. It tells the story of the High Plains with scenes spread through the years, telling the story of so many settlers.
4. Dorothy’s House - Liberal
Dorothy's house (or at least a replica) stands in Liberal, Kansas with a yellow brick road and a rainbow of its own. Have you seen the other miniature Oz in Kansas?
5. World's Largest Outdoor Municipal Concrete Swimming Pool - Garden City
This giant swimming pool is a record-breaker, and they couldn't be prouder of it. Bear the heat and explore a Kansas feat at the same time!
6. River Road from Coolidge to Syracuse, KS
This one's less of an attraction and more of an experience. The drive alongside the Arkansas River between Coolidge and Syracuse is one of the prettiest stretches of road in Kansas.
7. Dalton Gang Hideaway - Meade
See the original house that the Dalton Gang's sister Eva owned. Check out pieces from their legacy and the museum nearby for a fun learning experience about bad boys in old Kansas.
8. Stauth Memorial Museum - Montezuma
This museum isn't just a collection of items from across the world, it's also a detailed biography of the travels that Mr. and Mrs. Stauth experienced. These Kansas natives sure have been all over!
9. Big Basin - Ashland
Home to St. Jacob's Well and a large sinkhole area, Big Basin is a beautiful yet peaceful area to explore.
10. Boot Hill Museum - Dodge City
Boot Hill is a well-known attraction in Dodge City, but that doesn't mean you should cross it off your list. Explore this old cow town and see for yourself why it's so fun to walk through buildings from Kansas' heyday.
While you’re out there adventuring, don’t forget that there’s a lot of great
restaurants to try along the way!