Kansas February 03, 2019
9 Kansas-Only Attractions That All Belong On Your Bucket List
When’s the last time you took a short road trip to somewhere new? Nothing cross-country or anything, just a few hours away to an attraction you’ve never seen before. If it’s been a while or if you’re always collecting Kansas bucket list ideas, these Kansas-only attractions are the perfect picks for you. Have you been to all of these?
1. Faris Caves
Have you ever been inside caves that were dug out by hand before? William Faris in 1893 worked hard with his pickaxe to carve these out of the sandstone to stay in temporarily. Later, they were used as food storage and a place for school, but today they are home to wildlife and provide lower temperatures in the summers.
2. Moon Marble Company
If you've never seen a shop full of every marble you've ever dreamed of and more, you should visit this one sometime. There's everything from classic marble designs to crazy new ones, as well as plenty of other vintage toys. If you come at the right time, you can also see a marble being made right in front of your eyes!
3. Cathedral of the Plains
This gorgeous church isn't technically a cathedral, though it has been called one for so long that we don't hear many other names for it. St. Fidelis Basilica is a small town wonder that's been standing tall ever since 1911.
4. Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site
Speaking of old things, this historic stagecoach is a beautiful example. Here, you can experience some of the ways settlers lived here before all the technology we have today. It's certainly a breath of fresh air!
5. Prairie Lavender Farm
Though you can visit other times, the summer is perfect for a visit to this beautiful farm. If you're here while they're fully grown, their lavender plants really make for some of the most beautiful views in Kansas. Plus, you can take advantage of locally grown and made lavender products in their shop.
6. Big Brutus
This big boy stands 160 feet tall, weighing 9.3 million pounds. It was the second largest of its type in the 60s-70s but now doesn't move from its resting place as the centerpiece of a mining museum.
7. Dorothy's House and the Land of Oz
Have you ever wanted to see a replica of Dorothy's house from the movie? Here, you can see her home, a yellow brick road, and even a small playground dedicated to her character.
8. Atomic Annie
Atomic Annie is a name given to this cannon that's designed to fire nuclear warheads. far enough that it doesn't also explode in the process. Today, it sits still in Freedom Park.
9. Fort Scott National Historic Site
This amazing historic site is one of our largest. It's a restored military fort that now helps in telling the story of America from Kansas' perspective.
Here’s a handy map for you to see all of today’s locations! If you’d like to save it for yourself,
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If you’ve already done all of this list, how about this list of
things to do when you’ve done everything?