Kansas January 27, 2017
Don’t Do These 6 Touristy Things In Kansas. Here’s What To Do Instead.
Maybe you’re living here for business, temporarily, or you just haven’t gotten out much. Either way, I’m here to tell you some of the things you can do instead of the run-of-the-mill touristy type excursions people usually take. Why not take a path less traveled?
1. Instead of flocking to Botanica Gardens...
When you're looking for nature filled scenery in Wichita, usually this is the first idea people have.
...try the Great Plains Nature Center.
However, this nature center is also in Wichita, and it preserves some of the only virgin grasslands in Kansas. There's plenty of trail to have an adventure!
2. Instead of Boot Hill...
Though many a touristy traveler wants to stop by the ever-famous Dodge City, there's plenty of other old western towns to see here.
...try Old Cowtown Museum.
This is one of my favorites, nut just because it's local, but because the local Steampunk culture is so rich here. Why not give it a try?
3. Instead of the famous Spencer Museum...
If you're in Lawrence, maybe you're looking to check out the Internationally renown Spencer Museum. I'm here to tell you there's better choices.
...check out Lawrence Arts
Lawrence Arts is truly a home of innovation and excitement for all ages. It's a wonderful substitute (and probably cheaper).
4. Instead of Monument Rocks...
Though I love this area, there's a lesser known formation not too far off.
...Castle Rock and the Badlands.
Castle Rock is crumbling, and you should visit before it's any smaller! Also, the badlands nearby are wondrous. Take my word for it, or check it out yourself!
5. Instead of Eisenhower's home...
Everyone loves a dead president, but there's other important people to see here.
...Amelia Earhart's birthplace.
This wonderful lady's museum house, to be exact. With all this sky, who wouldn't want to fly?
6. Instead of Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve...
It's a preserve, and it has bison roaming the area. It's just as good as other areas, I promise.
...take a gander at the Konza prairie.
Especially the Konza Prairie! We've got some fantastic Kansas photographers who just love the scenery here. Why shouldn't they?
If you’re looking for more to add to your travel bucket list, why not check out
this 2017 masterpost of must-do things in Kansas?