Kansas, the “Sunflower State”, is characterized by cattle breeding, agriculture and grain cultivation – you can find the largest contiguous wheat growing areas here, which is why one speaks of the “bread basket of the USA”.
The “Wild West” begins in Kansas City. The city was formerly an important center of the cattle trade and was created through the amalgamation of different communities. There are numerous monuments and museums here. At the beginning of the 20th century, Kansas City was also the center of jazz, and there are still some recommended jazz clubs to this day.
Topeka, the capital of Kansas, is home to the must-see Kansas State Capitol, the Museum of History and the Old Prairie Town at Ward Meade Historic Site, a 19th-century village that consists partly of original buildings and partly of reconstructions.
The largest city in Kansas is Wichita, which has now become an important location for the aircraft industry. Worth seeing is the Old Cowtown, a western town that is operated as an open-air museum.
Lindsborg is definitely worth a visit for art lovers. The small town was founded by Swedish emigrants and developed into an artist colony.
In the city of Abilene, on the other hand, you can visit the house of Dwight D. Eisenhower, who grew up here and has been the only German-born US president to date.
There is also a lot to discover in Hutchinson, where there is a very interesting and extensive space museum, the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. Or you can visit the Kansas Underground Salt Museum, because Hutchinson is also considered the salt capital. There is a considerable layer of salt at a depth of 400 meters.
Those looking for the western experience are in the right place in Dodge City, the western city par excellence. It is located on the Santa Fe Trail, an old trade route that was secured by Fort Larned, among other things. The fort is now one of the most exciting open-air museums in the state.
In addition to culture, there are also numerous nature experiences, such as the endless prairies, which are particularly good to experience on the Flint Hills Scenic Byway, or the Kansas Wetlands, a large wetland area that is ideal for bird and game viewing.
The Wild West
Infinite vastness and the prairie landscapes paint the picture of the Midwest.
This region has a surprising amount to offer.
Here in the Midwest, the herds of cattle are still driven through the villages, cowboys as well as Indians are part of everyday life. There are cattle auctions, rodeos and numerous western shops just waiting to provide you with the right cowboy outfit.
Historic routes such as the legendary Route 66 or the Santa Fe Trail run through the Midwest.
But the region also has a lot to offer in terms of history: there are old forts and numerous museums that show the history of settlement and the Indians. Even in large cities such as Oklahoma City, the “Western charm” can still be felt today.
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WILD WEST OUTPOST
Dodge City is a former outpost of the Wild West. In addition to museums, there are also traces of the famous Santa Fe Trail.
THE KANSAS SPEEDWAY
Experience a NASCAR race on the famous Kansas City circuit. It is also possible to do a round with the professionals.
EVEL KNIEVEL MUSEUM
This museum in Topeka shows film clips of the famous stuntman, there is a 4D simulator for one of his stunts and much more.
FLINT HILLS NAT. SCENIC BYWAY
The magical region stretches 70 km through Kansas. Many beautiful landscapes can be seen on the way through the high grass prairie.