Autumn is technically here, with the weather hopefully coming soon to make it feel real. That means there’s a whole list of activities you’ll want to do in the fall, when the summer heat is no longer breathing down your neck. If you haven’t noticed already, Kansas is simply stunning in the fall, and so many of our trees change colors and make our state even
more beautiful than before. So, if you’re looking for a cool way to welcome the season, there’s nothing better than this list of 11 fall day trips to take when you’re in the mood to savor the season.
1. Take a walk through the autumn leaves at Bartlett Arboretum.
They're a perfect show for anyone who's looking for that winning fall photo. Plus, it's a great reason to get out of the house!
You can find them at 301 N Line St., Belle Plaine, Kansas
2. Watch pumpkins fall from a plane and smash on the ground at Stearman Field.
If you're a fan of smashing pumpkings (or
The Smashing Pumpkins) then you'll love watching them fall from an airplane at this bar and grill. This year, they're doing it on October 21st.
You can find them at 14789 SW 30th St., Benton, Kansas
4. Watch or participate in the Hiawatha Halloween Frolic
What's known as the longest running Halloween parade in the nation was started in 1914 right here in Kansas. The frolic is on October 31st, and you can call the chamber of commerce if you'd like to be
in the parade instead.
You can find them at 611 Utah, Hiawatha, Kansas
5. Stroll through the fall scenes at Dillon Nature Center.
Another great place for a fall day's walk is Dillon Nature Center. Being surrounded by all of those colors is just magical!
You can find them at 3002 E 30th Ave., Hutchinson, Kansas
5. Pick your own fruit at Meadowlark Farm.
Apples are available until October, so make sure you get out there and grab some Braeburn before they're gone for the season.
You can find them at 11249 SW 160th St., Rose Hill, Kansas
6. Adventure through the trees as Cross Timbers State Park.
Exploring a whole state park can take all day, but it definitely won't be a chore when the views are this beautiful. If you like it a lot, you can also camp out to turn your day trip into a weekend out!
You can find them at 144 Highway 105, Toronto, Kansas
7. Celebrate the fall spirit at Neewollah.
Neewollah is a magical celebration of all things fall and Halloween, so bring out your scary faces and fun spirits on October 20th-28th. Of course, the best day is always the last day.
You can find them at Penn Avenue, Independence, Kansas
8. Enjoy a trip to OZ at Wamego's OZtoberfest celebration.
Oz always feels a little more close than some of us would like, but it's all in good spirit. Oztoberfest is a fall celebration from October 6th through the 8th, and full of family fun.
You can find them at 511 Lincoln St., Wamego, Kansas
9. Pick a plump pumpkin at Bergmann Corn Maze.
Pumpkin patches are always a blast for the kids, but why not make it a family day out?
You can find them at 8401 S Meridian St., Haysville, Kansas
10. Enjoy fresh cider and donuts at Louisburg Cider Mill.
Fresh apple cider donuts? Fresh cider to go with them? I don't know about you, but there's nothing else I need to hear. This one's already on my list!
You can find them at 14730 KS-68, Louisburg, Kansas
11. Get a little lost in one of
these 11 amazing corn mazes.
They're all shapes and sizes, and all fun! It's the one time that you
want to get lost, and perfect for a fall day out.
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