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Off The Beaten Path | Kansas

The mid-western state of Kansas is beautiful state. Visitors to the state will find many varied activities and attractions to enjoy. From the beauty of the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve to the fascinating world history at the Museum of World Treasures, Kansas has something for everyone.

Abilene & Smoky Valley Excursion Train
One fun way to see the scenery within Kansas is to take a ride on the Abilene & Smoky Valley Excursion Train. Travelers can take a vintage locomotive on dinner rides and more. This fun expedition travels between Abilene and Enterprise and is an excellent chance to ride both a historic train and see the Kansas countryside.

Flint Hills Scenic Byway
This Kansas byway stretches across the beautiful Great Plains. Driving the entire length of this byway is another way to really experience the beauty of the Kansas scenery. The Flint Hills Scenic Byway stretches for more than 45 miles and leads visitors into vast grassland, wildflower fields, historic sites and more. This drive is also an excellent gateway to the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.

Frontier Army Museum
Fort Leavenworth in Kansas is an important site in American Frontier history. The Frontier Army Museum preserves and exhibits the history of Fort Leavenworth. The museum has exhibits with uniforms and equipment used by the Frontier Army. This museum also has exhibits about Lewis and Clark and the time when they passed through Fort Leavenworth.

Lenexa Spinach Festival
The historic town of Lenexa was during the early 1900s and important location for spinach production. Today that history is preserved with the Lenexa Spinach Festival. Held annually in September, visitor to Kansas and Lenexa can enjoy all the fun of spinach. The festival features Popeye, spinach salad, arts and crafts, and much more.

Museum of World Treasures
Located in Wichita, the Museum of World Treasures is a fantastic attraction to learn about all sorts of topics. The museum has exhibits covering topics from Frontier history to Egyptian Mummies and beyond. Visitors to this museum will love learning about the many varied topics and exhibits within the museum, and it is an excellent family destination for visitors to Wichita.

Nicodemus National Historic Site
Nicodemus National Historic Site is an important piece of African American heritage as well as post-Civil War Reconstruction and the expansion of the country into the West. The town is the site of one of the town built by former slaves as they escaped to freedom in the state of Kansas. Today Nicodemus is a site preserving this important piece of American history. Visitors to Nicodemus can tour the living community, view the five historic buildings and learn about the history at the Visitor Center.

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
This Kansas destination preserves some of the only remaining tallgrass prairie in the country. Tallgrass prairie once covered vast portions of the continent, but with western expansion and settlement, much of this natural ecosystem was developed. Visitors to Kansas can experience this amazing landscape at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, which is an excellent spot to enjoy hiking, tours and more.


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