Goodland

Exits 17 & 19

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    1. Land and Sky Scenic Byway

    Sherman County is the gateway to the nation’s first agriculture-themed byway. Experience Kansas’ 12th byway by turning north or south from Exit 17. Learn more...

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    2. Great Western Cattle Trail and Great Western Cattle Drive

    The Wallace Branch of the trail was the final cattle trail in Kansas. Every July 4, experience the cattle drive in northeastern Sherman County. Learn more...

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    3. Goodland Art Tour featuring Giant Vincent van Gogh Painting, “Three Sunflowers in a Vase”

    Start your public art tour at Goodland’s 80-foot tall Vincent Van Gogh painting replica. Continue through murals, Art in the Parks and sculptures. Learn more...

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    4. “World’s First Patented Helicopter” in High Plains Museum

    At Goodland’s High Plains Museum, see the helicopter that failed to fly. Its inventors ran out of money before they could get their technical issues fixed. Learn more...

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    5. Smoky Gardens/Soldiers Memorial Park

    Camp, picnic, hike and/or disc golf along the North Fork of the Smoky Hill River south of Exit 17. Learn more...

Colby

Exits 53 & 54

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    6. Colby Visitor’s Center

    Located at exit 53, Colby’s information center is an eclectic modern design of Kansas limestone built around a grain bin. Learn more...

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    7. Colby Aquatic Park

    Lots of summer fun for the whole family, including many slides, water games, and a lazy river for tubing. Learn more...

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    8. Historic Thomas County Courthouse

    Built in 1907, Thomas County Courthouse is full of rich history. It was placed on the National Registry in 1976. Learn more...

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    9. Cooper Barn

    One of the 8 Wonders of Kansas, Cooper Barn, the state’s largest, houses the exhibit “High and Dry: Agriculture on the High Plains”. Learn more...

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    10. Colby Experiment Station

    Established in 1914, Colby Experiment Station tests dryland farming techniques on a half section of land. Learn more...

Oakley

Exits 70 & 76

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    11. Monument Rocks

    One of the 8 Wonders of Kansas. The Monument Rocks are formed from deposits left by the western interior sea that covered the area in ancient days. The Monument Rocks or Pyramids to the locals, are located 25 miles south of Oakley on Highway 83. Learn more...

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    12. Fick Fossil & History Museum

    One of America’s top 25 museums is a must see attraction. Walk through history from the prehistoric to the 20th century. See the oldest documented mosasaur skull in the world. Oakley has been designated as the Fossil Capital of Kansas thanks to the world-class fossils in the museum. Learn more...

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    13. Buffalo Bill Cultural Center

    Oakley has a twice-life size bronze sculpture of Buffalo Bill Cody on his horse Brigham in pursuit of a buffalo. It commemorates the 1868 contest between Cody and William Comstock for the title of “Buffalo Bill”. The bronze sculpture is one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas Art. Learn more...

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    14. Keystone Gallery

    This art gallery is located on Highway 83. It includes local and international fossils and has a great gift shop. Learn more...

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    15. Butterfield Trail Museum

    West of Oakley in Russell Springs, the museum preserves the rich history of Butterfield’s Overland Despatch stage line. The building was the original Logan County Courthouse from 1887. Learn more...

WaKeeney

Exits 127 & 128

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    16. Smoky Valley Scenic Byway

    The 60-mile Smoky Valley Scenic Byway travels through the Smoky Hill River Valley, a showplace of native grasses and wildflowers year-round. Learn more...

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    17. Cedar Bluff State Park and Reservoir

    Cedar Bluffs are the most striking feature of a park south of WaKeeney that includes Cedar Bluff Reservoir, Cedar Bluff State Park and Cedar Bluff Wildlife Area. Learn more...

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    18. Kansas Veterans' Cemetary

    “No one is ever buried alone; all are buried with honor” is the motto of Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery, WaKeeney. Learn more...

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    19. Christmas City of the High Plains

    After Thanksgiving until New Year’s, WaKeeney is magically transformed into a holiday wonderland called “Christmas City of the High Plains”. Learn more...

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    20. Shiloh Vineyard and Winery

    Five miles south of Voda’s Exit 120, Shiloh Vineyard sells only premium wines made from their very own fruit. Learn more...

Hays

Exits 157 & 159

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    21. Historic Fort Hays

    Founded in 1865, Historic Fort Hays sits on the original location. No history buff should pass this up! Learn more...

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    22. Sternberg Museum of Natural History

    Head into prehistory in the Sternberg Museum of Natural History. See creatures that inhabited the Kansas plains eons ago. Learn more...

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    23. Fort Hays State University

    Home of the Tigers, Fort Hays State University is consistently ranked as one of the best colleges in the country. Learn more..

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    24. The Bricks in Downtown Hays

    The Bricks in Downtown Hays feature some of the best boutiques, shops, breweries, coffeehouses and restaurants in Kansas. Learn more...

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    25. Frontier Park

    Hays has an extensive parks program and Frontier Park offers a little bit of everything for travelers who need to stretch their legs. Learn more...

 

Russell

Exits 180, 184, 189 & 206

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    26. Wilson Lake

    Visit the clearest lake in Kansas. With 9,000 water surface acres and over 100 miles of beautiful shoreline, this is a wonderful spot for your recreational activities. Learn more...

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    27. Switchgrass Mountain Bike Trail

    Come ride the Switchgrass Mountain Bike Trail rated “Epic” by the International Mountain Bicycling Association. Learn more...

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    28. Garden of Eden

    Built by Civil War veteran S.P. Dinsmoor! He started building the Garden of Eden in 1905 at age 64. Come visit and learn more. Learn more...

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    29. Veterans Memorial

    The bricks surrounding the memorial list the name, service, date of service and conflict of individual veterans from Russell County. Learn more...

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    30. Dream Theater

    Check out the unique Dream Theater where locals have been volunteering to “Keep the Dream Alive” for over 60 years. Come see a 3-D movie, and enjoy the popcorn. Learn more...

Salina

Exits 244, 250, 252 & 258

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    31. Rolling Hills Zoo

    Discover Kansas’ newest Zoo with more than 131 species and 449 ‘residents’. Dioramas in the Wildlife Museum present a “journey around the world”. Learn more...

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    32. Stiefel Theatre of the Performing Arts

    Restored 1931 theater presenting concerts of diverse genre, dance, comedians, and is home to the Salina Symphony. Learn more...

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    33. Salina Downtown

    Discover eclectic shops, eateries, events, Smoky Hill Museum, SculptureTour, and entertainment in the heart of Salina. Learn more...

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    34. Salina Art Center and Cinema

    Innovative changes exhibits at the Center and nightly features at the Cinema. Learn more...

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    35. Salina Community Theatre

    Two theatres within this beautiful facility stage musicals, comedy, and dramas for all ages throughout the year. Learn more...

Abilene

Exits 272 & 275

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    36. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum & Boyhood Home-

    Learn about the five-star general, 34th President of the United States and tour his boyhood home. Learn more...

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    37. Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad

    Ride on a historic steam engine through the scenic countryside. Learn more...

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    38. Seelye Mansion

    Tour this 25-room Georgian mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn more...

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    39. Old Abilene Town

    Eat at the historic Hitching Post/General Store and see gunfights. Learn more...

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    40. Greyhound Hall of Fame

    Learn about the breed and racing. Two retired racing greyhounds will greet you at the door. Learn more...

Junction City

Exits 295-301

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    41. Geary County Historical Museum

    The Geary County Historical Museum houses an extensive collection of vintage photographs, newspapers dating fromthe Civil War, and Geary County’s genealogical records. Learn more...

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    42. Milford Nature Center and Fish Hatchery

    Milford Nature Center and Fish Hatchery is below Milford Lake Dam. The Nature Center provides a unique look at the natural environments of Kansas. Visit the Fish Hatchery from the end of February to April. Learn more...

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    43. U.S. Cavalry Museum

    The U.S. Cavalry Museum holds nearly 10,000 square feet of exhibit space to display the colorful history of the American mounted horse soldier from the Revolutionary War to 1950. Learn more...

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    44. 1st Infantry Division Museum

    The First Infantry Division Museum tells the story of the “Big Red One” from its formation in 1917 to the present. Learn more...

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    45. Milford Lake

    Milford Lake is the largest lake in the state and provides anglers a wide variety of species to catch. Milford State Parkoffers outstanding fishing opportunities and plenty of camping sites and other activities. Learn more...

Manhattan

Exits 303 & 313

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    46. Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Begin your discovery of Flint Hills’ splendor with interactive learning exhibits and enthralling Immersive Theater Experience, fun for all ages/families. Learn more...

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    47. Kansas State University

    Thriving 25,000-student population, K-State is striving to be recognized as one of the nation’s Top 50 Public Research Universities by 2025. Learn more...

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    48. Konza Prairie

    Field research station with 8,600 prairie acres just small part of larger Flint Hills, with three public-access hiking trails. Learn more...

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    49. Tuttle Creek State Park

    Boating, camping, fishing, hiking and cabin lodging among the variety of amenities available at reservoir with 12,000 acres of water. Learn more...

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    50. Sunset Zoo

    Nature Exploration Center a gateway to the accredited zoo and exhibits, with multiple species of amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles. Learn more...

 

Lecompton

Exit 197

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    51. Christmas in Lecompton

    See over 100 Christmas trees from Nov. 1-Jan. 1 during Christmas in Lecompton with vintage and antique ornaments at the Territorial Capital Museum. Learn more...

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    52. Bleeding Kansas Lecture Series

    In the annual “Bleeding Kansas Lecture Series” at Constitution Hall historians discuss the same issues that were debated inside the hall 160 years ago. Learn more...

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    53. Constitution Hall

    Many Americans feared a civil war if the 1857 Lecompton Constitution written at Constitution Hall could not satisfy both pro-slavery and antislavery forces. Learn more...

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    54. Territorial Day

    Every June, Territorial Day celebrates Lecompton’s Territorial past with parades, reenactments, food, vendors, carnivals, and special exhibits. Learn more...

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    55. Territorial Capital Museum

    On the grounds where the Kansas Territorial Capital was to be built stands Lane University, now a museum dedicated to the history of Lecompton. Learn more...

Lawrence

Exits 197, 202 & 204

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    56. Downtown Lawrence

    One of the most beautiful Historic Downtown districts in the country. Home to more than 100 shops, galleries, restaurants, pubs and more. Learn more...

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    57. Final Fridays

    With hundreds of artists and performers in over 30 locations, this walkable event offers something for everyone. Free and open to the public. Learn more...

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    58. Cradle of Basketball

    No city can boast an array of basketball history like Lawrence – where the game came of age. View James Naismith’s “Original Rules of Basketball” at the DeBruce Center. Learn more...

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    59. Dole Institute of Politics

    Celebrates public service, civil discourse and the legacy of Senator Bob Dole through its free programs, archives, museum and research opportunities. Learn more...

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    60. Clinton Lake

    7,000 surface acres for boating, swimming and fishing. Trails for birding, hiking and mountain biking, campsites and a swimming beach. Learn more...

Bonner Springs

Exit 224

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    61. Adventure Zip KC

    Experience a 300-foot elevation change at Adventure Zip KC. Get your adrenaline pumping as you zip above and through the trees! Learn more...

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    62. Kansas City Renaissance Festival

    At Kansas City Renaissance Festival in the fall, step back in time to a 16th century village where the fun and laughter never end! Learn more...

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    63. Moon Marble Company

    Marbles, traditional toys, games and gifts delight visitors of all ages from around the world at Moon Marble Company. Learn more...

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    64. National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame

    Take a journey 100 years long at National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame museum and complex chartered by Congress to honor the American farmer. Learn more...

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    65. Providence Medical Center Amphitheater Sandstone

    Nestled in a beautiful outdoor setting, Providence Medical Center Amphitheater Sandstone has hosted top bands for over 25 years. Learn more...

Kansas City

Exits 410-423

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    66. Schlitterbahn Waterpark Kansas City

    At Schlitterbahn Waterpark Kansas City, families enjoy shared experiences, such as an interconnected river system, a thrilling water coaster and the Boogie Bahn surf ride. Learn more...

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    67. Kansas Speedway

    Kansas Speedway is a 1.5 mile racetrack and road course that hosts 2 major NASCAR races each year and a host of other racing and fun activities. Learn more...

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    68. Sporting Kansas City

    Enjoy the fast pace of KC’s Major League Soccer team as the play in the state of the art Children’s Mercy Park. Learn more...

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    69. Kansas City T-bones

    It is “Fun Well Done” with the KC minor league baseball team, featuring in between inning fun and family activities. Learn more...

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    70. Legends Outlets Kansas City

    Shopping doesn’t have to break the bank. Enjoy designer and brand name fashions in an upscale outdoor shopping and entertainment destination Learn more...