We know that Kansans like to have things planned out, whether that’s how long a drive will take or when they’re going to be in the neighborhood of a certain antique store next. The best day trips in Kansas will keep you plenty busy and entertained all year; now we just need to plan them out! Get out those bucket lists, because we’ve got work to do and places to see. You’ll explore some of the most beautiful places in Kansas, as well as some wonderful small towns, and loads of fun. Let’s go!

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Day Trips in Kansas

What are some wonderfully unique things to do around Kansas?  

Kansas doesn’t get enough credit. There, we said it. And it’s true: Kansas is home to some truly wonderful places and things to experience, be they natural or man-made, and it’s a shame more folks don’t know just how beautiful this state is.

  • Some of the most unique things to do around Kansas – as in you won’t find these places anywhere else – including trips to the “Eight Wonders of Kansas”, which include gems like the Monument Rocks near Oakley (a must-see for lovers of geology everywhere).
  • The Kansas Prairie is stunning and unique, and you can celebrate it at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, which is among the largest untouched natural tallgrass prairies in the world. We’re pretty sure it doesn’t get a lot more Kansas than that.  

 

Where can I go on some epic day trips near me?  

No matter what part of Kansas you come from, you’re certain to have lots of options in terms of epic day trips to do ASAP!

  • Some of our favorite day trip destinations in Kansas include our amazing state parks, like Webster State Park in Stockton, which has some of the best hiking in the state (and some of the best fall colors in Kansas, too).
  • If you’re in or nearby Olathe, check out the adventures that await at the Timber Ridge Adventure Center, and then check out some museums (if you still have time, anyway).
  • In Bennington, there are lavender farms worth exploring, and
  • In Hutchinson, you’ll find enough fun stuff to do that you might even want to stay longer!  

 

What are some beautiful getaway spots near me?  

Kansas doesn’t get enough credit for its beauty if you ask us. It’s a gorgeous place full of stunning locations for the perfect getaway.

  • Some of the most beautiful getaway spots in Kansas include heading to some of the cutest small towns in Kansas, like Hays, Overland Park, Pratt, and Pittsburg.
  • We also think wandering off to see some of the most beautiful scenery in Kansas makes for a great getaway, too, like Cheney State Park and the above-mentioned Flint Hills Prairie. The possibilities are endless, much like the Kansas plains: your getaway is up to you! 

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