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25 Best Attractions in Kansas You Should Visit

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25 Best Attractions in Kansas You Should Visit

Introduction - Kansas has a lot of hidden gems, natural wonders, and even protected ecosystems. Scroll this list to discover the 25...

 

Fort Leavenworth

Attraction 1 - Found on the banks of the Missouri River just outside of Kansas City, Fort Leavenworth is the state's oldest permanent...

 

Lake Scott State Park

Attraction 2 - Tucked away in a canyon on the western prairie, Lake Scott State Park is one of the most surprising Kansas...

 

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Attraction 3 - Kansas today is largely associated with farmland, but it was once part of a vast North American tallgrass prairie covering...

 

Black Jack Battlefield & Nature Park

Attraction 4 - Prior to the American Civil War, the conflict known as Bleeding Kansas raged through the 1850s. With the issue of...

 

The World's Largest Ball of Twine

Attraction 5 - Perhaps the most commonly cited (and even most commonly mocked) of American roadside attractions is Cawker City's "World's Largest Ball...

 

Buffalo Soldiers Monument

Attraction 6 - The Buffalo Soldiers Monument at Fort Leavenworth is one of the most important historical landmarks in Kansas. This monument is...

 

Constitution Hall State Historic Site

Attraction 7 - In 1857, this historic building in Lecompton was home to a pro-slavery territorial legislature that had to be disbanded by...

 

Kansas State Capitol

Attraction 8 - Topeka has been the capital of Kansas since it became a state in 1861. The Kansas State Capitol, completed in...

 

Coronado Heights Castle

Attraction 9 - Francisco Vasquez de Coronado was a 16th-century Spanish conquistador famously obsessed with finding the Seven Cities of Gold. Less famously...

 

Fort Scott National Historic Site

Attraction 10 - Fort Scott is one of the most historical places in Kansas and has played a crucial role in American history...

 

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