Kansas January 02, 2018
12 Places In Kansas That Are Better Than Anywhere Else In The Country
Have you ever been somewhere amazing in Kansas and you just think to yourself how amazing our state is? There are so many stunning places here that are just so unique to Kansas that you have to explore them all. Well, at least start with these 12 first. We’re better than anywhere else, and we can prove it.
1. Rock City - 1051 Ivy Rd., Minneapolis, Kansas
Rock City sounds like a musical town, but in reality it's a group of boulders left behind from a large rock that was eroded away over years of weather.
2. The Dala Horse Herd - Lindsborg, Kansas
Lindsborg is our very own little Sweden, and their herd of Dala Horses all over town is worth a visit.
3. The Flint Hills (Central Kansas)
Our beautiful Flint Hills are a one-of-a-kind beauty in Kansas, and the favorite of many. There's so many miles to explore, and these unique areas of limestone and rolling hills make Kansas feel so much larger.
4. Boot Hill Museum - 500 W Wyatt Earp Blvd., Dodge City, Kansas
Our history is rich and full of many a western tale and gunslinger, but have you been to the museum? Their reenactments are amazing and so much fun if you've never seen them before.
5. Monument Rocks - Gove 16, Oakley, Kansas
Monument Rocks continues to be one of our coolest and most stoic features. The Niobrara Chalk towers above you as you approach, but be careful not to break any off while you're here.
6. Strataca - 3650 E Ave G, Hutchinson, Kansas
Venture underground in the salt mines to find equipment no longer used and plenty of treasures hiding under the surface. I hope you're not claustrophobic!
7. Mushroom Rock State Park - Ave K, Brookville, Kansas
This mushroom is larger and it looks, with plenty of space to walk around and take photos. The whole state park isn't that large, but the scenery is amazing every evening as the sun sets! Not just anywhere has a giant mushroom rock, you know.
8. Pillsbury Crossing - 7960 State Lake Rd., Manhattan, Kansas
This popular spot has two waterfalls that entrance any who watch them flow. They're most active in the spring after rains, but any time of year is a great time to visit one of our most beautiful waterfalls.
9. Keeper of the Plains - 650 N Seneca St., Wichita, Kansas
Wichita might not be a hot spot for tourism like other smaller towns, but can you imagine anything else that takes pride in our Native people like this? At night, the statue is lit up by a ring of bonfires over the water.
10. Grinter Farms - 24154 Stillwell Rd., Lawrence, Kansas
Every year, thousands flock to see our best sunflower field, paying to bring a few home and taking plenty of photos. After all, you waited in line for a long time to get here!
11. Baker Wetlands - Lawrence, Kansas
These wetlands are an underappreciated feature of Kansas, often overlooked by travelers who are just here for the city. Of course, catching a sunset here is nothing short of breathtaking.
12. Tanganyika - 1037 S 183rd St. W, Goddard, Kansas
Kansas has a few amazing zoos, but there's not too many areas where you can get up close and personal with some of the animals. I mean, where else can you pet mini kangaroos?
While you’re out and about exploring the wonders of Kansas, make sure you’re
taking the best roads to get there.