When it comes to destination spots in the U.S. Kansas doesn’t always come quickly to mind. Most people who visualize Kansas think of vast rolling fields of corn, wheat, and cattle ranches and not much else. Which is a real shame, because the Sunflower State has some of the most breathtaking scenery and interesting road trip destinations you could ever see.
Here are 3 road trips In Kansas that will definitely make you rethink your opinion and loving the Speedway!
“But wait”, I can hear you saying, “Kansas is supposed to be flat.” Well believe it or not Kansa isn’t just rolling plains. There are some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country. These falls can be viewed in summer, or better yet, in winter when they seem to be frozen in time and blanketed with powdery snow. Start at Cowley State Lake, the head north to Geary State Wildlife Area. From there head to Alcove Springs Park, and finally over to Olathe Park then finish up in Eureka Lake.
The Natural Wonders Trip
Kansas is home to some of the coolest natural wonders in the country. Whether it be stunning rock formations, rolling hills, waterfalls, and beautiful lakes. Start yourself out in Wichita and head west to the Gypsum hills for some of the most beautiful scenery that can be found anywhere. From there go north-west to Castle Rock and the Monument Rocks. Castle Rock and the monuments are an amazing collection of freestanding rock formations and wonders of natural evolution Then head east and make your way to the Mushroom Rocks and finish in Konza Prairie
The Ghost Towns
Kansas is home to some of the most haunted towns in America, and for the brave of heart, this host town trip will test your mettle. You can start off in Stull which as a reputation for historically being the Midwest mecca for witches. Also, the Stull Cemetery is said to have a stairway to hell which opens every Halloween and Spring Equinox.. Next head over to Diamond Springs which has been abandoned for quite a while since General Quantrill’s men in the Civil war killed quite a few of the residents. Le Hunt comes next. This town is said to have been haunted ever since a worker fell into a vat of cement at the United Kansas Portland Cement Company.
These road trips should make you take another look at the Sunflower state. There’s a ton to explore and more than you’ve ever thought to see.