The 7 Most Horrifying Disasters That Ever Happened In Kansas
In Kansas, many of our qualifying disasters are tornado-related, but that doesn’t exclude other deadly events from causing destruction. In the Sunflower State, sometimes there are gorgeous, clear skies, and other times, Mother Nature gives us all she’s got. We may be brave in the face of dark skies, but sometimes you can’t expect everything. How many of these devastating Kansas natural disasters have you heard of or lived through?
Though plenty of tornadoes pass through Kansas without touching anyone, some of these natural disasters seemed to aim right for humanity. Have you heard any other tales of terrible disasters here in Kansas? If so, let us know below! Looking for other tornadoes? The History Of Tornadoes In Kansas Will Shock You.
Kansas Natural Disasters
Can you suggest a unique accommodation option in Kansas?
You can repurpose just about anything these days and there are a lot of creative people out there! In the beautiful Kansas Flint Hills, you can lodge in a reimagined grain bin that is now an Airbnb. The proprietors have added some amazing soaring glass walls so that guests can take in the surrounding prairie land without leaving “home.”
I’m interested in historic sites in Kansas. Where should I start looking?
You’re in luck! There is a really cool and interesting road trip that takes you to places like the Fort Larned National Historic Site in Larned, the Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita, and the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site in Olathe. This is just the beginning of all the fun along the route.
Where can I learn about Amelia Earhart?
Amelia Earhart, the famous aviator, was born in Kansas. Her life and legacy are showcased at the Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum in beautiful Atchison, Kansas where she was born on July 24, 1897. In addition to preserving her amazing history, the museum also does a wonderful job of recognizing and honoring the contributions that so many women have made in the field of aeronautics.
Are there any Wizard of Oz attractions in Kansas?
But of course! The movie that put Kansas in the eye of the nation and beyond has translated into several fun and funky Wizard of Oz attractions in The Sunflower State. There is an “Oztober Fest” in the town of Wamego, Dorothy’s House & Land of Oz is found in Liberal, and you can walk along the yellow brick road in Sedan. The latter also hosts an annual Yellow Brick Road Festival.
What are some of the best tourist spots along Interstate 70?
Running the entire length of the state from east to west, Interstate 70 is peppered with great tourist spots. One of them is the Rolling Hills Zoo. Although not as big as the other more well-known zoos in the state, this one in Salina is definitely worth a visit. In the town of Wilson, a former Midland Railroad Hotel was one of the Midwest’s premier hotels for decades after it was built in 1899, and continues to draw folks here for a comfortable and historic stay.