When Dorothy said “there’s no place like home”, she meant Kansas! The enormous Kansas City metropolitan area spills across the Kansas/Missouri border, and much of the growth is occurring to the south on the Kansas side. Expanding suburbs such as Olathe and Leawood add to the variety of Kansas hotels from which to choose, and it’s easy to travel in and around the KC area.
Most of the state is quite flat, with cornfields and prairie grasses the norm. Attractions abound, from the Country Club Plaza, a shopping and dining destination, to professional sports and a world-renowned Zoo. The rest of the state stretches to the west along I-70, bringing you first to college-town Lawrence where you can visit the University of Kansas, and then to the capital city Topeka where you should visit the National Historic Landmark Brown v. Board of Education which ended racial segregation in schools.
You can continue along the interstate all the way to Colorado, but you might enjoy veering to the southwest to visit Wichita. This city features a wonderful Riverwalk with a very popular Riverfest held in June. Just outside Wichita you can visit Cheney State Park with two marinas and a nature trail, while Tuttle Creek State Park near Manhattan offers over 12,000 acres of water fun, mountain biking and nature trails galore and spectacular fishing. September brings hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson.
Several National Historic Trails pass through this state, including the Pony Express and the Santa Fe, and practically every city and town you stop in spotlights some bit of history. Visit and you will agree - there’s no place like Kansas!