Kansas March 14, 2019
11 Blast From The Past Attractions In Kansas That’ll Take You Way Back In Time
Kansas has a lot of important history behind it, and in some areas, the history is told in the form of interactive or informative spaces. Some of these attractions in Kansas tell of a time before you were even born, but the effect remains the same! Have you experienced all of these blasts from the past?
1. Mahaffie Stagecoach stop & Farm - Olathe
This old stagecoach stop is full of amazing history, and you can even sign up for a day's worth of hard work during harvest season.
2. Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead - Overland Park
This attraction is a great place for families to go when they want a taste of how a turn-of-the-century farm and school would have looked and operated. Plus, there's other outdoor activities and events that make this place unforgettable.
3. Old Cowtown Museum - Wichita
In Wichita, you can visit the Cowtown museum and explore old shops,a funeral home, and a farm as well as houses taken from the time period and repaired to stay sturdy after all these years of visitors. It's a great place to dress up for the time period and take photos as well.
4. El Quartelejo Museum - Scott City
El Quartelejo is the only known pueblo built in Kansas, and this museum explains all of the history behind this amazing place. The pueblo is only ruins now, but you can still see the plot outline of each room.
5. Last Indian Raid Museum - Oberlin
Just like it's namesake, this museum details the last Indian raid that happened in our state. There's so much more than a date on our history books explained here, if you've got the time.
6. Monument Rocks - Oakley
Monument Rocks (aka the Chalk Pyramids) isn't so much a date in a textbook type of history as it is geological history. Back before humans were even on the planet, a huge sea split this continent in two, and covered most of western Kansas. This niobrara chalk was left behind, and has weathered down to these 70-foot structures in the middle of nowhere. They're simply stunning!
7. Rock City Park - Minneapolis
Speaking of big rocks, here's a whole field of them. Two fields, to be exact. These stones weren't part of a sea, but they were left behind when a softer rock was eroded away by wind and water, leaving behind these sometimes huge spheres of harder rock.
8. Strataca - Hutchinson
Over 600 feet underground, a salt mine was dug out and is still in use. However, the original mine areas have been transformed into an underground museum that serves the public, taking people down into the mine for tours on a mini train and through their museum.
9. Fort Larned National Historic Site - Larned
Larned was the site of a fort that operated from 1859 to 1878, which has been preserved to the best of Kansas' ability to make sure it lasts for generations to come.
10. Kansas Aviation Museum - Wichita
If you've ever wondered where aviation in Kansas got it's start, or how it became the air capital of the world, then look no further. There's plenty of information here for you to peruse, and the sky's the limit.
11. Kansas Museum of History - Topeka
For something more all-encompassing about Kansas history, you'll want to stop by Topeka for a trip through Kansas' version of memory lane.
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