17 Out Of This World Summer Day Trips To Take In Kansas

When you think of Kansas in the warmer months, it’s perfectly normal to only remember just how hot it gets during the day. However, with the heat comes a plethora of activities to enjoy out of the house. There are hundreds of natural, historical, and edible things for your summer day trips, but these ones are out-of-this-world amazing. Why don’t you give them a try? Here are our picks for some of the best day trips in Kansas:

Address: 318 Cottonwood St, Strong City, KS 66869, USA
Address: Atchison, KS, USA
Address: 8909 W 179th St, Bucyrus, KS 66013, USA
Address: Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 East 29th St N UNIT 2200, Wichita, KS 67220, USA
Address: Flint Hills Scenic Byway, 57-157 W Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846, USA
Address: Wilson, KS 67490, USA
Address: 824 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS 66044, USA
Address: 111 4th Ave, Dodge City, KS 67801, USA
Address: Horsethief Canyon, Beaver, KS 67871, USA
Address: 600 E Front St, Bonner Springs, KS 66012, USA
Address: Lucas, KS 67648, USA
Address: Flint Hills Nature Trail, Admire, KS, USA
Address: 8096 Pratt Rd, Atchison, KS 66002, USA
Address: Wichita, KS, USA
Address: Big Hill Lake, Osage, KS, USA
Address: 527 27th St, Wilson, KS 67490, USA
Address: 7109 KS-66, Riverton, KS 66770, USA
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Best Day Trips in Kansas

March 23, 2022

What are some fun, unique things to do around Kansas?  

Kansas gets a bad rap a lot of the time; folks who have never been here (or, alternatively, folks who have lived here their entire lives) tend to assume the worst – that it’s boring, and there’s nothing to do here, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. There are all sorts of fun, unique things to do in Kansas that are unique to the state specifically, like the Oz Museum in Wamego. Would we be Kansas if we didn’t have at least ONE Wizard of Oz-themed something-or-other? We think not. Then, there’s Strataca, an intriguing underground salt museum, which is a LOT more interesting than it sounds upon first read. Visit the Big Well in Greensburg (and while you’re there, pay your respects to the folks of Greensburg who lost their lives in the devastating 2007 EF-5 tornado), and then head up to the geographic center of the contiguous United States, which, yes, is right here in sunny Kansas.  

What are some great day trips in Kansas I can do?  

Kansas is a great place for day tripping. We can’t get enough of its ghost towns, waterfalls, state parks, lakes, tallgrass prairies, and so, SO much more; it’s a beautiful and terribly underrated state that everyone ought to visit at least once. There are plenty of great day trip adventures to be had; we’ve put together many in the past, including an amazing Kansas waterfall road trip (read about it in this article), as well as ghost town road trips, ice cream trails, wineries and more. Check out Monument Rocks in Oakley if you’re interested in geology, or head to the amazing Konza Prairie near Manhattan to admire Kansas in all its glory. Finally, visit Cheyenne Bottoms in Great Bend; each of these ideas are excellent for killing an entire day or, in some cases, a few days!  

Address: 318 Cottonwood St, Strong City, KS 66869, USA
Address: Atchison, KS, USA
Address: 8909 W 179th St, Bucyrus, KS 66013, USA
Address: Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 East 29th St N UNIT 2200, Wichita, KS 67220, USA
Address: Flint Hills Scenic Byway, 57-157 W Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846, USA
Address: Wilson, KS 67490, USA
Address: 824 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS 66044, USA
Address: 111 4th Ave, Dodge City, KS 67801, USA
Address: Horsethief Canyon, Beaver, KS 67871, USA
Address: 600 E Front St, Bonner Springs, KS 66012, USA
Address: Lucas, KS 67648, USA
Address: Flint Hills Nature Trail, Admire, KS, USA
Address: 8096 Pratt Rd, Atchison, KS 66002, USA
Address: Wichita, KS, USA
Address: Big Hill Lake, Osage, KS, USA
Address: 527 27th St, Wilson, KS 67490, USA
Address: 7109 KS-66, Riverton, KS 66770, USA