25 Famous Landmarks in Kansas Not to Miss Story

By Andrew Sayles

Introduction

25 Famous Landmarks in Kansas Not to Miss Story

These 25 famous landmarks in Kansas will show you the state's beauty as well as...

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Black Jack Battlefield & Nature Park

Prior to the American Civil War, the conflict known as Bleeding Kansas raged through the...

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Clinton State Park

Clinton State Park in Lawrence occupies 1,500 acres on the north shore of Clinton Lake...

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Constitution Hall State Historic Site

In 1857, this historic building in Lecompton was home to a pro-slavery territorial legislature that...

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Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum memorializes the life and service of the...

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Fort Larned National Historic Site

Fort Larned is one of the most impressive national historic landmarks in Kansas, boasting an...

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Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site

Before the telephone or even the telegraph, the Pony Express was the fastest way to...

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Kansas Museum of History

The Kansas Museum of History in Topeka spans from prehistoric times into the 20th century...

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Kansas State Capitol

Topeka has been the capital of Kansas since it became a state in 1861. The...

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Fort Leavenworth

Found on the banks of the Missouri River just outside of Kansas City, Fort Leavenworth...

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Buffalo Soldiers Monument

The Buffalo Soldiers Monument at Fort Leavenworth is one of the most important historical landmarks...

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Lake Scott State Park

Tucked away in a canyon on the western prairie, Lake Scott State Park is one...

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Marais des Cygnes Massacre State Historic Site

In many ways, the Bleeding Kansas conflict of the 1850s set the tone for the...

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Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield State Historic Site

The Union victory at Mine Creek came in September 1864 after months of harassment from...

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The World's Largest Ball of Twine

Perhaps the most commonly cited (and even most commonly mocked) of American roadside attractions is...

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Nicodemus National Historic Site

The town of Nicodemus was founded after the American Civil War when a Black minister...

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Santa Fe Trail Remains

Before the advent of railroads, the Santa Fe Trail was the primary route for traders...

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Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Kansas today is largely associated with farmland, but it was once part of a vast...

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Coronado Heights Castle

Francisco Vasquez de Coronado was a 16th-century Spanish conquistador famously obsessed with finding the Seven...

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Wagon Bed Spring

For 19th-century travelers along the Santa Fe Trail through Kansas, seeing Wagon Bed Spring materialize...

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Fort Scott National Historic Site

Fort Scott is one of the most historical places in Kansas and has played a...

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Oz Museum

If you're traveling through Kansas, click your heels three times and head to the Oz...

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Monument Rocks

These 80 million-year-old chalk formations in Gove County are among the natural Kansas monuments you...

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The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures is home to over 86,000 unique objects collected...

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The Geographic Center of the Contiguous United States

While it may not be anything overly special to look at, the Geographic Center of...

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Equality House

Painted in the Pride flag colors, the Equality House in Shawnee County is located across...

Conclusion

Conclusion

Today, travelers tend to associate Kansas with the American heartland, full of farmland, small towns...

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