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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Eagles at Milford Lake

Written by Casual Tourist on 28 Aug, 2000

It was by accident that my husband and I discovered eagles at Milford Lake. Being nature lovers and having two dogs that need a lot of exercise, we have been visiting the lake frequently since moving to Kansas in June of 1999. It…Read More


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Sunrise at Herington Reservoir

Written by Casual Tourist on 06 Sep, 2000

One of the most memorable times I spent at Herington was on the morning that my husband and I struggled out of bed at 5:00 in the morning so that we could witness the sun rising over the lake. Actually, we got up at…Read More


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Eisenhower Chapel

Written by Casual Tourist on 10 Oct, 2000

Another building on the grounds is a place of meditation. It is a lovely building sitting by itself near one of the parking lots. The most lovely thing here is the outside fountain at night. It is lighted with colored lights and…Read More


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Eisenhower Family Grave Site

Written by Casual Tourist on 10 Oct, 2000

The family of Dwight Eisenhower has their family cemetery plot in Abilene, though the former president was not laid to rest here. The cemetery is located across town (on 14th about 4 blocks west of Buckeye) from the Eisenhower Center but is an interesting…Read More


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Rolling Hills Refuge - Bongos

Written by Casual Tourist on 03 Aug, 2000

I think the most unusual animals that we saw were the Bongos. It has always been my understanding that bongos were little drums played by beatniks. I never knew that they were also animals. As you can see from the photos, they…Read More


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Rolling Hills Wildlife Refuge -- Camels

Written by Casual Tourist on 03 Aug, 2000

Another area of interest for me was the camels. The two dromedary camels remained right next to the viewing area the entire time we were by their enclosure. Though one of the camels simply stood around with a very composed look on its…Read More


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Smoky Hill Winery

Written by Casual Tourist on 08 Oct, 2000

Just north of Salina on 9th Street we found a wonderful winery. Who would have thought -- a Kansas Winery? My favorite wines are sweet dessert wines and Smoky Hill Winery offers a plethora of these. I absolutely abhor buying wine at…Read More


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Rock City

Written by VanessaK on 25 Jun, 2006

Just north of Salina, outside the small town of Minneapolis, Kansas, is a nature oddity that you won't soon forget. In a field of about 5 acres, you find 200 rocks. Yes, rocks, but these are the size of houses or cars and they are…Read More


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Jerry Ivey Memorial Park

Written by VanessaK on 08 Jun, 2006

Taking our two jack russell terriers along on trips can present difficulties, such as "where do you potty them". Driving around Salina, Kansas we found a lovely park and visited it numerous times during our two day stay. The park is located on the corner…Read More


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Ren Fest in Bonner Springs! (Huzzah!)

Written by Vester on 16 Apr, 2004

First off, this is hands down one of the best Ren Fests in the country. That said, it’s a whole lot of fun too! For the family, for kids, and for kids of all ages! The entire website of this festival can be found here:…Read More


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