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TOP 25 ATTRACTIONS IN KANSAS


Monument Rocks, Kansas Rock City, Kansas wheat field, Kansas

Welcome to the Bigroads.com guide to the top 25 attractions in Kansas!

Kansas isn't just about farms, prairies, tornadoes, and the Wizard of Oz. There's a lot to see and do here, including some beautiful natural areas and a few fantastic museums. And then there's the Kansas City-style BBQ, of course.

The list below represents our opinionated selections for the top 25 attractions in the state of Kansas. Please take note that this list is sorted alphabetically (and not by quality or rank).

This list is part of our top 25 USA attractions series.

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ATTRACTION NAME ATTRACTION TYPE TOWN / CITY WHAT MAKES THIS ATTRACTION SO GREAT?
Barbed Wire Museum Offbeat / Unusual Museum La Crosse probably the only museum of its kind
Big Brutus Roadside Attraction / Offbeat Attraction West Mineral see gigantic (and interesting) mining equipment
Botanica: The Wichita Gardens Botanical Garden Wichita highly regarded gardens
Brown v. Board of Education Nat. Historic Site History Museum / Civil Rights History Site Topeka important civil rights history
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead Farm Overland Park half-farm, half-amusement park; kids love it
Eisenhower Library, Museum & Boyhood Home History Museum / Presidential Attraction Abilene presidential history
Elk City State Park State Park / Outdoor Activities / Trails Independence one of Kansas's best state parks
Fort Larned National Historic Site Fort / Living History Museum Larned preserved fort from the 1850s
Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center Space Museum / NASA Hutchinson often called "America's best space museum"
Kansas State Capitol Building State Capitol Building Topeka one of the most impressive U.S. state capitols
Keeper of the Plains, The Roadside Attraction / Offbeat Attraction Wichita 44-foot steel structure at the confluence of 2 rivers
Konza Prairie Research Natural Area Nature Park / Wildlife Viewing / Hiking Trails Manhattan nature trails and tall grass scenery; bison viewing
Mid-America Air Museum Aircraft / Aviation Museum Liberal one of the largest aviation museums in the U.S.A.
Monument Rocks / Chalk Pyramids Geologic Attraction Lewis geologic wonder
Museum of World Treasures History Museum Wichita three floors of historical exhibits
Mushroom Rock State Park State Park / Geologic Attraction Marquette unique rock formations
Old Cowtown Museum  History Museum Wichita replica of a Wild West town
Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens  Botanical Garden / Arboretum Overland Park impressive gardens
Oz Museum Movie / TV Museum Wamego Wizard of OZ memorabilia
Rock City Geologic Attraction Minneapolis unique rock formations
Sedgwick Country Zoo Zoo Wichita one of the top 25 zoos in the U.S.A.
Strataca Mine Tours / Mining Museum Hutchinson travel 650 feet below the surface into an old mine
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Nature Park / Wildlife Viewing / Hiking Trails Strong Township nature park with great hiking & picnicking
Tanganyika Wildlife Park Zoo Goddard intimate animal attractions
World's Largest Ball of Twine Roadside Attraction / Offbeat Attraction Cawker City world's largest ball of twine

Monument Rocks, Kansas
Monument Rocks, Kansas

Keep Kansas Beautiful!
Keep Kansas Beautiful!

wheat fields, Kansas
wheat fields, Kansas

Konza Prairie Biological Station, Kansas
Konza Prairie Biological Station, Kansas

BBQ shouldn't be missed in Kansas City, Kansas
BBQ shouldn't be missed in Kansas City, Kansas

Rock City, Kansas
Rock City, Kansas

window at Monument Rocks, Kansas
window at Monument Rocks, Kansas

RUNNER-UPS: ATTRACTIONS THAT ALMOST MADE THE TOP 25 LIST



Here are a list of other great attractions in the state of Kansas that we considered for the top 25 list above. Please email us @ gparsons66@hotmail.com if you think there are any other attractions of this quality that we should be considering, either for this runners-up list or for the top 25 attractions list itself.

ATTRACTION NAME ATTRACTION TYPE TOWN / CITY
Boot Hill Museum History Museum / Theater Dodge City
Combat Air Museum Aircraft / Aviation Museum / Military Museum Topeka
Geographic Center of the Contiguous U.S. marker Roadside Attraction / Offbeat Attraction Lebanon
American Easel, The / Giant van Gogh Painting Roadside Attraction / Offbeat Attraction Goodland
Yellow Brick Road Movie / TV Attraction Sedan

MORE TOP 25 ATTRACTIONS LISTS



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Iowa South Dakota
Kansas Tennessee
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Maryland Virginia
Massachusetts Washington
Michigan Washington D.C.
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Mississippi Wisconsin
Missouri Wyoming
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