Let’s face it: sometimes, we need to get away, but we can’t leave the state or go terribly far. Not to worry: Kansas is a beautiful place with plenty of breathtaking, scenic places you can admire from the comfort of your own car. If you are looking for a day-long getaway that consists of beautiful sights and the soothing sounds of your car engine, you will want to be sure to drive along any one of these byways, which we just so happen to think are the best scenic drives in Kansas.
So, what are your thoughts? Which drives do you think are the best scenic drives in Kansas? Tell us about your picks in the comments! Need a little more Kansan beauty? Take a look at these photos that prove this state is the best state.
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Best Scenic Drives in Kansas
Tori Jane|August 02, 2021
How many scenic byways in Kansas are there?
Kansas has a total of 12 byways; nine of those are considered scenic. Two of those nine scenic byways are designated as National Scenic Byways, and three of them are historic byways. They stretch for hundreds of miles total, bringing drivers to see some of the most impressive and beautiful scenery the state has to offer. The Flint Hills Scenic Byway, for example, leads visitors through some incredible tallgrass prairies and affords a look at some of the native grasses that call this land home.
What are the most beautiful places in Kansas?
Among the most beautiful places in Kansas are the following:
Grinter’s Sunflower Farm in Leavenworth County. When people think of Kansas, they often think of sunflower fields, and that’s exactly what you’ll find here.
Prairie Dog State Park is quite lovely, especially if you’re a fan of wildlife.
The Maxwell Wildlife Refuge is one of the most picturesque places in the state.