How well do YOU know Kansas? Sure, you know all about Topeka, Wichita and Kansas City; but have you heard of (or visited) any of these 12 picturesque Kansas towns?
1. Cottonwood Falls
Tucked away in the Flint Hills is the rural town of Cottonwood Falls. With a population of just under 1,000, this charming town features a bustling downtown area complete with shops, restaurants, and even the historic Chase County Courthouse (pictured).
Do you want to know what I love most about Abilene? No, it isn't the museums, dining options, or shops (though those are a huge plus in my book); it's the gorgeous, well cared for homes that line the streets!
Wizard of Oz fans rejoice, as Wamego is home to the famed Oz Museum, Winery, and Toto's Tacoz (pictured).
Why does everyone love Amelia Earhart's hometown? Visit one of the art museums, theaters, or Glacial Hills Scenic Byway just once and you will too!
When visiting Hays, be sure to take in the Chestnut Street District. Follow the brick-paved-road to find darling boutiques, tantalizing brews, and maybe even another surprise or two!
The next time you visit "Little Sweden USA," grab a Wild Dalas of Lindsborg Official Guide and try to locate the entire herd during your visit!
7. Dodge City
Visit the Boot Hill Museum in Dodge and travel back to a time of can-can dancers, cowboy shootouts, and good old home-style cooking you won't find anywhere else.
8. Council Grove
The historic (and tasty) Hays House Restaurant and Tavern is reason enough for Council Grove to make the list, yet there is so much more to love about this quaint little town!
Next July, make plans to visit the "Czech Capital of Kansas" for their annual After Harvest Czech Festival, featuring authentic foods, entertainment, and so much more!
10. Fort Scott
What's not to love about taking a trolley ride through a lovely small town? After you finish window shopping, head over to the Fort Scott National Historic Site for an experience you won't soon forget.
Honor those who fought for our freedom at the stunning Pittsburg State Veterans Memorial Amphitheater, which is paved with 3,244 names.
'Tis the season, so why not celebrate in the Christmas City of the High Plains?