Landscapes and lifestyles that hold true to their cowboy and pioneer heritage, big cities and small towns where you’ll find rich local flavors and genuine welcomes. Authentic experiences and chances for discovery await in Kansas.
The Kansas story is incredibly diverse.
History enthusiasts can explore our Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area or visit legendary Wild West towns like Dodge City, many which staged the era’s most famous cattle drives and cowboy shootouts.
Be sure to also stop in Abilene at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum.
Nature lovers can immerse themselves in the beauty of the Flint Hills or spend an afternoon hiking or horseback riding. Outdoorsmen can find a great catch in Kansas’ fisherman’s paradise and enjoy one of the nation’s best deer and pheasant hunting regions.
Four distinct seasons transform Kansas’ landscape, and opportunities come with each one. Camp, fish, boat, hunt, hike, bike, ride horseback in 28 state parks, many with big water and dramatic landscapes.
And you’ll find all sorts of comfortable lodgings and campgrounds along the way. Twelve byways traverse over 700 miles through welcoming communities and memorable scenery, from some of the world’s most ecologically important wetlands to red-rock buttes that would make the perfect backdrop for an old Western movie.
Detour to lively downtowns like Hays’ Historic Chestnut Street District, Old Town in Wichita, Aggieville in Manhattan or downtown Lawrence.
For mega shopping, there’s Legends at Village West in Kansas City.