No matter what time of year it is, there’s never a good reason to pass up the chance of taking one of the many scenic drives in Kansas. Roads wind and weave through some of the Sunflower State’s most picturesque areas, beautiful in spring, summer, fall, and even winter. Set the cruise, roll down your windows, and enjoy these drives that are pure Kansas:

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Scenic Drives In Kansas

What Kansas road trips should I take?

Cruise the Kansas highways while you seek out some unique destinations when you take these Kansas road trips.

 

What are the best roadside attractions in Kansas?

While you're taking these Kansas scenic byways, you might be able to stop by some roadside attractions. These kinds of attractions are an important part of road trips, after all.

  • The most iconic one of all is the World's Largest Ball of Twine, located in Cawker City, Kansas. That's about as close to the definition of an American roadside attraction as you'll get. Kansas is also home to a full-size replica of the Liberty Bell... made of wheat! It's located in Goessel, Kansas.
  • For a trip to the weird and wacky, stop by the Museum of Odd in Lawrence, Kansas. You probably don't know what to expect when visiting there, but know that it's weird oddities you could never even try to expect in the first place.

 

What day trips in Kansas can I take?

Sometimes there's not enough time for a whole road trip, but the urge to explore and get out is still there - no worries! Day trips are the perfect solution for that, and Kansas has plenty of options.

  • A day trip out to the uniquely stunning Monument Rocks is definitely one to add to your bucket list. Speaking of natural beauty, take a trip out to the Konza Prairie for sweeping, beautiful views.
  • For an entirely different kind of trip, you could easily spend all day in the largest antique mall in Kansas. That title goes to the Paramount Antique Mall in Wichita, Kansas.