Visiting Kansas

Situated in the heart of the midwest, Kansas has more to offer than Dorothy, Toto and unfortunate tornadoes. From North America’s largest tract of tallgrass prairie, rolling through the Flint Hills, to Topeka’s burgeoning arts scene, the Sunflower State is soundly multidimensional. For family-friendly fun, don’t miss Wichita’s Exploration Place and Sedgwick County Zoo, while aviation buffs must see the spacecraft collections at the Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center. The Sternburg Museum of Natural History houses some of the area’s best dinosaurs, while more recent history is on permanent display at the Brown v. Board of Education Historic Site.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do,... Read More
Situated in the heart of the midwest, Kansas has more to offer than Dorothy, Toto and unfortunate tornadoes. From North America’s largest tract of tallgrass prairie, rolling through the Flint Hills, to Topeka’s burgeoning arts scene, the Sunflower State is soundly multidimensional. For family-friendly fun, don’t miss Wichita’s Exploration Place and Sedgwick County Zoo, while aviation buffs must see the spacecraft collections at the Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center. The Sternburg Museum of Natural History houses some of the area’s best dinosaurs, while more recent history is on permanent display at the Brown v. Board of Education Historic Site.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos ; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Kansas

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Crazy Weather!

Written by MilwVon on 01 Aug, 2010

Several in our group did not make it to Kansas for the US Youth Soccer Association's (USYSA's) National Championships and Annual Membership Meeting due to severe weather and rains in Milwaukee. The flooding was disastrous making for very challenging travel. Mitchell Airport in…Read More


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Buffalo Crossing

Written by Casual Tourist on 13 Jan, 2001

As the year 2000 wound rapidly to a close we paid a return visit to Maxwell Game Refuge to see what was afoot. It was a bright day and the ground was covered with crisp white snow. Gone were the campers and fishermen…Read More


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Exploring Flight and Design

Written by Casual Tourist on 22 Oct, 2000

Thousands of shiny disks moving in the wind cover an entire wall of this area. It's a demonstration of how wind works and is absolutely fascinating. A propeller sits high on a scaffold and provides the wind to move the disks, and you…Read More


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Exploring our World at Exploration Place

Written by Casual Tourist on 22 Oct, 2000

Ever see a cyclone inside a building, or dig for fossils in a museum? These are two of the activities available in this area. You can see grasslands, giant cockroaches, snakes, how streams flow, and a dozen other things. There is actually a huge…Read More


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Exploration Place & Kansas in Miniature

Written by Casual Tourist on 22 Oct, 2000

When we stepped into this 1/2 circle shaped room it was night time. The stars were out and a miniature world of Kansas was displayed before our eyes as it would appear at night. Slowly, as if the sun were coming up, the…Read More


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Exploring Human Life at Exploration Place

Written by Casual Tourist on 22 Oct, 2000

Here one can test out all kinds of things, from discovering bacteria to checking your blood pressure. There were machines and gadgets, test tubes and microscopes all around -- and people, lots of people. There were some things in this area that would…Read More


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Kids Explore Exploration Place

Written by Casual Tourist on 22 Oct, 2000

This place is a parent's and a kid's dream. My kids are grown now, but it sure would have been great to have encountered a museum of this sort when my kids were small. Children can basically be turned loose to touch whatever…Read More


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Tram Ride through the Old River District

Written by Casual Tourist on 15 Oct, 2000

For a quarter each we took a wonderful 20 minute tour of the Old River District and downtown Wichita. The tram leaves the Old Cowtown parking lot about every 20 minutes, so it's really convenient to hop on after finishing your tour of Old…Read More


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US Calvary Museum - Range of displays

Written by Casual Tourist on 24 Sep, 2000

The displays at the Calvary Museum include sculptures, murals, flags, paintings, clothing, and other calvary related articles. Two stories worth of history are contained within the sandstone building. In one of the first rooms that I entered (I think I entered from a side door)…Read More


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The Great Turkey Chase

Written by Casual Tourist on 06 Sep, 2000

One of the funniest events that happened to us at Milford Lake began when we were on the road home. As we drive along the edge of the lake I always keep an eye out for wildlife -- never know what you are going…Read More


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