Kansas April 10, 2019
11 Underrated Kansas Attractions We’d Never Sweep Under The Rug
When’s the last time you’ve gone on a Kansas road trip to one of our great attractions? There are so many attractions here that its no wonder some get swept under the rug every now and then, but these underrated Kansas attractions are the best. Even if they’re not the most popular, they can be some of the best Kansas memories you make. Come check out what you need to add to your bucket list!
1. Evel Kneivel Museum - 2047 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, Kansas
Did you know this legendary daredevil has his own museum in Topeka? You can enjoy a virtual reality jump, pieces of his life history, and more.
2. Flint Hills Discovery Center - 315 S 3rd St., Manhattan, Kansas
This beautiful discovery center tells us all about the Flint Hills, through exhibits, a trail, and a theater.
3. Fort Larned National Historic Site - 1767 KS-156, Larned, Kansas
This preserved fort operated from 1859 to 1878, and has been kept in great condition to preserve our history. You can tour these buildings or visit during one of their reenactments.
4. Truckhenge - 4124 NE Brier Rd., Topeka, Kansas
This odd art installation all started when a man was told to "pick his trucks up off the lawn" and well, he definitely did! To stick it to the man, he created Truckhenge, this art installation that's been well loved by occasional visitors for years.
5. Buffalo Bill Cultural Center - 3083 US-83, Oakley, Kansas
If you've ever wanted to see some of the things that Buffalo Bill got up to during his lifetime, as well as some travel information and a gift shop full of Kansas gifts.
6. The Big Well - 315 S Sycamore St., Greensburg, Kansas
The world's largest hand-dug well sits in Greensburg, Kansas, and even though the tornado that wiped out the town tried its hardest, it couldn't break this giant well. Since then, they've rebuilt a visitors center style museum that tells the history of the town, the tornado, and this giant well.
7. Big Brutus - 6509 NW 60th St., West Mineral, Kansas
Speaking of giant things, Big Brutus used to be the largest Bucyrus-Erie model 1850-B electric shovel in the 60s and 70s, and it now sits here in the center of a museum, making you feel very, very small.
8. The Greyhound Hall of Fame - 407 S Buckeye Ave., Abilene, Kansas
You may not know, but Kansas is home to the hall of fame for winning Greyhounds all over. Even if you haven't seen a greyhound race before, you can respect the history of the practice even though it doesn't often happen anymore.
9. Kansas Barbed Wire Museum - 120 1st St., La Crosse, Kansas
Though you might not think barbed wire could be interesting, this museum makes sure you can see the evolution and use of different types of barbed wire.
10. Bowl Plaza - 201 S Main St., Lucas, Kansas
This toilet-shaped restroom with a toilet paper path is not only a stop, but the #2 ranked restroom in the whole country. It's covered in mosaics of all sorts of objects and colors, and beautiful to look at from any angle.
11. Davis Memorial - 606 Iowa St., Hiawatha, Kansas
This odd memorial might be a little bit more than you're used to seeing in cemeteries, but Mr. Davis loved his wife so much he made a memorial of their life together.
If you’d prefer your Kansas attractions on the natural side, you should check out
this stunning scenic drive.