Kansas Top 10 Attractions

6: Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum

Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Grand Central USA

When you visit the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum you will find yourself with a huge amount to explore. This is the place where you will find not only the boyhood home of the former president but also his final resting place. When you come to this attraction you will be able to take in the childhood home of the 34th president along with the gravesite and the archives as well as the museum itself. Here you will find an array of excellent exhibits that are designed to both fascinate and educate visitors.

Address: 200 S E 4th St, Abilene, KS 67410

7: Fort Larned National Historic Site

Fort Larned National Historic Site
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Jim Bowen

A fort that has been very well preserved over the decades, Fort Larned was operational between the 1860s and the 1870s. When you come to visit this attraction you can step back in time and enjoy a fascinating insight into the history relating to the Indian Wars. The building has become known as the former home of the Guardians of the Santa Fe Trail, which was what they used to call the troops that used the building at the time. There are a number of historic buildings to explore when you visit the Fort.

Address: 1767 KS-156, Larned, KS 67550
Website: www.nps.gov

8: Monument Rocks, the Chalk Pyramids

Monument Rocks, the Chalk Pyramids
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Patrick Emerson

Situated in Gove County, Kansas, Monument Rocks is an eye-catching collection o chalk formations also known as the Chalk Pyramids. Towering at up to seventy feet in height, this has become a National Natural Landmark and includes some fascinating formations. It is thought that these pyramids date back around eighty million years, which makes seeing them even more breathtaking.

Address: Monument Rocks, Gove 16, Oakley, KS 67748

9: Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts

Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts

Are you looking for a crazy adventure? Why not spend a day or two here at the Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts? You and your family will have a fantastic time sliding through the Black Knight and the Bahnzai Pipeline, swimming against the waves at the Cyclone, lounging around at Henry's Hideout and splashing around at the Kristal Beach.

Address: 9400 State Ave, Kansas City, KS 66112

10: Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia/Jack Dykinga

This is a special piece of land in the heartland of America. Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is all that remains of what used to be the dominant landscape of North America. Over 400,000 square miles of prairies used to exist, but now it has been reduced to only 4% of that, with most of it found here, in Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. Needless to say, it is a special experience being at this preserve in Kansas. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll through 40 miles of trails—and even encounter a small bison herd! This is a must-visit for anyone interested in early American history and/or scenic locations with uninterrupted horizons.

Address: 2480 Kansas 177, Strong City, KS 66869
Website: www.nps.gov

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