Kansas October 06, 2017
11 Hidden Attractions Locals Keep To Themselves In Kansas
Kansas is one of the best states to find hidden gems that most people just don’t know about. Everything from architecture to waterfalls, you’ll find great examples throughout our state. While it’s safe to say many Kansans would want these places kept secret, we figure it’s alright to share them with fellow Kansans. These 11 hidden attractions are sure to give you a great excuse to get out there! How many have you seen?
1. Alcove Springs - 1834 East River Road, Blue Rapids, KS
Who doesn't love a great waterfall? This one's only a short hike, but you'll be glad you did, when you find this little beauty.
2. Powell Observatory - 26500 Melrose St, Lewis-Young City Park, Louisburg, KS
This little secret in Louisburg will probably be kept in the dark - and for good reason! It's home to one of the largest telescopes available to the public in a five-state area. Wouldn't this be an awesome date night?
3. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory - 3783 Highway K68, Louisburg, KS
While you're in town for the Powell Observatory, why not check out these paw-some cats before it gets dark enough to see the stars?
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4. Hedrick's Exotic Animal Farm - 7910 N Roy L Smith Rd Nickerson, KS
5. Cedar Point Mill - 1st St, Cedar Point, KS
This amazingly beautiful old mill comes alive in the fall, with bursts of color on all of the surrounding foliage. In other seasons, it's just as beautiful during one of our amazing sunsets.
6. Elk Falls - 4th St and Montgomery St, Elk Falls, KS
Though this little trickle is only after months of drought, the falls here in Elk Falls often flow faster in April/May.
7. Maxwell Wildlife Refuge - 2565 Pueblo Road, Canton, KS
8. Lovewell State Park - 2446 250 Rd, Webber, KS
Lovewell State Park is northern Kansas is just perfect for those who want to enjoy the outdoors without huge crowds of people. Here, you can go camping, fishing, hiking, and watch the local wildlife flourish.
9. Monument Rocks - Gove 16, Oakley, KS
Also known as the Chalk Pyramids, this rock formation was left behind from when a sea covered all of western Kansas. Today, these rocky towers reach up to 70 feet high, with arches and holes between them.
Here's our full story on this attraction.
10. Prairie Lavender Farm - 69 Alpine Ridge Ln., Bennington, KS
11. Nelson's Old Riverton Store - 7109 SE Hwy 66 Riverton, KS
Can you believe all these amazing things are hidden in Kansas? They might not be so popular, but that’s a good thing for us!