This Natural Wonders Road Trip Will Show You Kansas Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

If there is one thing we here at Only in Kansas love, it is all of the natural wonders that call our beautiful state home. Actually, natural wonders AND epic road trips tie for first place; how could we choose? That being said, we thought it would be fun to combine the two, resulting in this amazing natural wonders road trip that will show you Kansas as you’ve never seen it. (Link to the original map can be found here.) Get in the car and check out the mother of all scenic road trips in Kansas!

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For even more iconic Kansas landmarks, check out The 13 Most Incredible Natural Wonders In Kansas. What do you think? What are your favorite natural wonders in Kansas? Of all the things to do in Kansas, which are your favorites? Tell us in the comments!

Address: Monument Rocks Natural Landmark, Scott City, KS 67871, USA
Address: Castle Rock Road, Castle Rock Rd, Quinter, KS 67752, USA
Address: Gypsum Hills, Medicine Lodge, KS 67104, USA
Address: Pillsbury Crossing, KS 66502, USA
Address: Konza Prairie - Nature Trail, Manhattan, KS 66502, USA
Address: Mushroom Rock State Park, Ave K, Brookville, KS 67425, USA
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Scenic Road Trips in Kansas

July 12, 2021

What are some interesting natural wonders in Kansas?  

Despite what many people might think, Kansas is a beautiful state with plenty of natural beauty to appreciate. It isn’t just flat and boring! We’ve got incredible places like the Tallgrass Prairie Natural Reserve, in the Flint Hills, where you can witness the plains in their full splendor. It’s a beautiful portrait of what once was all over the state. Head to Mushroom Rock State Park to see one of the weirdest parts of the whole state, which just so happens to be called the 8th Wonder of Kansas. There’s also Cowley Lake, in Dexter, which frequently makes “Best Of” and “Must See” lists. For more of our favorite Kansas wonders, check out this list! 

What kind of outdoor things to do in Kansas are there? 

Well, anything you can do in Colorado, you can do here, be it hiking, fishing, camping, glamping, and so much more. You can tube rivers, climb canyons, and witness the plains for the beauty they hold. Swim at any of our stunning swimming holes, lakes, and reservoirs. We’re home to 28 state parks, all of which are special and unique in their own ways. You’ll love the seemingly endless sunflower fields in the late summer, and the fall color here is second to none. Kansas is a beautiful place with plenty to see – go out and get it!  

Where can I go for a day trip in Kansas? 

Well, as previously mentioned, we’re home to 28 state parks, and each and every one of them is awesome for a day trip! Check out the strange and unusual geology of Mushroom Rock State Park, or camp at the beautiful Cross Timbers State Park, which is renowned for its great campsites. Wilson State Park is incredible, and the landscape there is like nowhere else in Kansas.  

Address: Monument Rocks Natural Landmark, Scott City, KS 67871, USA
Address: Castle Rock Road, Castle Rock Rd, Quinter, KS 67752, USA
Address: Gypsum Hills, Medicine Lodge, KS 67104, USA
Address: Pillsbury Crossing, KS 66502, USA
Address: Konza Prairie - Nature Trail, Manhattan, KS 66502, USA
Address: Mushroom Rock State Park, Ave K, Brookville, KS 67425, USA