Fall on Kansas I-70


As the leaves turn and the days grow shorter, the fun and excitement along Kansas I-70 only grows taller! From collegiate football to festivals to shopping, fun abounds in the Kansas fall!

Take some time today to explore the many events and attractions this season below. We are certain there is something for everyone!

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Goodland – Exits 17 & 19


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    Flatlander Festival

    Flatlander Festival in Goodland, held Sept. 22-24, combines a street festival, stock car races, car and motorcycle shows, a night time parade and an afternoon in Chambers Park with a free meal. Learn more...

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    Smoky Gardens

    Experience a little slice of paradise at Smoky Gardens along the North Fork of the Smoky Hill River southeast of Goodland. Features include a walking trail, disc golf course and a playground. Follow the Sherman County State Lake signs. Learn more...

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    Parade of Lights

    Tractors, emergency vehicles and cars festooned with Christmas lights parade on Main Street for the Christmas Opening Parade of Lights Nov. 18. Learn more…

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    Game and Card Night Fundraiser

    Nov. 11 is the date to hit the jackpot. Land and Sky Scenic Byway will host a Casino Night fundraiser at Goodland Elks Lodge, 1523 Arcade. Learn more...

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    Sherman County Speedway

    Dare to watch dirt track racing at Sherman County Speedway, 417 N. Main! Races will be held Sept. 2, 21, 22 and 23. Championship Night Sept. 2 starts at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21’s races begin at 7. The Sept. 22 and 23 races begin at 5:30. Sept. 24 is a make up day in case of a rainout. Learn more...

 

Colby – Exits 53 & 54


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    Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibition

    Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibition will be held Sept. 1-24 at Prairie Museum of Art & History. The traveling exhibition shows the ways water shapes our lives. Learn more...

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    Family History Genealogy Expo

    Family History Genealogy Expo is a two day multi–generational genealogy event Oct. 13-14. Many classes and a 2 hour activity period using today’s technology with your family history. $10 fee includes two meals. Questions? Please call 785-460-7643 Family History Genealogy Expo Learn more...

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    Harlem Ambassadors

    A fun filled evening of laughs and basketball, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Colby Community Building. Learn more...

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    Kansas Ringneck Classic

    The Birds are Back! A wonderful pheasant hunting weekend Nov. 16-19, including trap and skeet shooting. Delicious banquets with many guns to be given away and auctioned off. Questions? Call 785-460-7643 Learn more...

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    Santa City

    Santa City, Colby’s Christmas Wonderland! Bring the family to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus from Nov. 24-Dec. 24 and enjoy all the decorations of the season. The schedule will be posted on the website. Learn more...

 

Oakley – Exits 70 & 76


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    Russell Springs Old Settler's Day

    Enjoy the annual Old Settler’s Parade, a Cow Chip Throwing Contest and Junior Rodeo Sept. 3 in Russell Springs. Learn more...

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    Kansas State Cornhusking Contest

    Enjoy all kinds of corn-flavored contests, games and other events at the Oakley Corn Festival Oct. 6-7. Make sure to see the festival’s featured event, the Kansas State Cornhusking Contest Saturday from 9-4. Learn more...

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    9/11 Never Forget Memorial Mobile Exhibit

    Stephen Siller, a New York firefighter, gave his life helping others on 9/11. His family established the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation in his honor and memory. This exhibit includes an actual steel beam from the towers, documentary video, recording of first-responder radio transmissions, as well as guided tours by FDNY firefighters. See it Oct. 17-20 at Fick Fossil & History Museum. Learn more...

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    Halloween Costume Parade & Trunk or Treat

    The Oakley Chamber of Commerce hosts the Halloween Parade and Trunk or Treat around Halloween time. The participants walk down Center Street to the businesses. Learn more...

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    Fabulous Christmas Light Parade & Supper with Santa

    The Oakley Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual light parade Nov. 24 followed by fireworks sponsored by the Oakley Fire Department and Oakley Recreation Commission. Fortify yourself for the festivities at a pancake feed with Santa Claus at the Oakley VFW. The fireworks show is held at the depot at the end of Center Street. Learn more...

 

Wakeeney – Exits 127 & 128


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    Christmas City of the High Plains

    Kick off the holiday season in this Christmas wonderland at the 67th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at 6 p.m. Enjoy a soup supper, Christmas music, wagon rides, a visit with Santa Claus, and Santa’s Sleigh Virtual Reality Ride. Learn more...

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    Shiloh Vineyard

    Experience a small, family-owned winery on the Western Kansas prairie. Explore this unique destination on a restored family farm where they grow their own fruit. Schedule your personalized wine tasting and tour of the vineyard. Located 5 1/2 miles southwest of Exit 120. Learn more...

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    Trego County Historical Museum

    If you love history, explore the newly expanded museum. New exhibits include a mural featuring scenes from early day Trego County, the Purinton Collection which features fossils and Western memorabilia, and the World War I exhibit including war posters. 128 N. 13th St. Learn more...

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    Smoky Valley Scenic Byway

    Explore nature and history with a drive through the hazy Smoky Hills, especially at sunrise or sunset. Follow in the footsteps of the early travelers along the Butterfield Overland Despatch. Easy access to I-70, Exits 127 and 135. Learn more...

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    Cedar Bluff State Park, Reservoir & Wildlife Area

    Discover this mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, especially fishing, hunting, hiking, and boating. Explore the 100-ft. tall, cedar-covered limestone bluffs rising above the south shore.Located 14 miles south of I-70, Exit 135. Learn more...

 

Hays – Exits 157 & 159


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    Wines and Steins

    Join us for an evening stroll Sept. 8 through Historic Downtown Hays sampling wines, microbrews, and hors d’oeuvres. End the evening with live music, complimentary drinks, giveaways and delicious food at our post-stroll celebration and auction. Advanced tickets required. Learn more...

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    Frontier Open Disc Golf Tournament

    The 33rd Annual Frontier Open Sept. 9-10 is the longest running PDGA sanctioned event in the state of Kansas. Disc golfers will need a variety of skill shots to navigate the champion caliber design of the Flying Bison disc golf course. Learn more...

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    Volga German Oktoberfest

    Oktoberfest in Hays has been a long-standing tradition for the city and for the Volga German Society. The Oct. 6 festival includes various activities and booths that provide food, crafts, refreshments, beer, and musical entertainment. Learn more...

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    Rolling Plains Motor Speedway Fall Nationals

    The 11th Annual Fall Nationals Oct. 5-7 attract over 200 national, regional, and state IMCA champions from 11 states and Canada. The grandstand has a seating capacity for more than 4,000 people, with restrooms and concessions on the grounds. Learn more…

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    “Graveside Conversations” at Historic Fort Hays

    Guided tour of the Historic Fort Hays Site cemetery Oct. 28 and meet some of its inhabitants from the fort’s active days from 1865-1889. Through first person portrayals, visitors will learn how some of the people of Fort Hays lived and died. Reservations required. Learn more…

 

Russell County – EXITS 180, 184, 189 & 206


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    Cael Evans Memorial Russell County Youth Hunt

    Nov. 4 in Russell County. For more info, call 785-483-4000

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    Bricks, Broncs, BBQ

    Sign up for the BBQ Contest, cornhole and the new event, a Craft Brew Festival Oct. 6-7! Learn more...

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    Flatland Car Show

    Come down the first weekend in October and enter your car! Enjoy the vendors and check out Bricks, Broncs, BBQ! Learn more...

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    Deines Cultural Center

    Stop by and check out the wonderful art displays on the wall! Learn more...

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    Lighted Christmas Parade

    Bring your family down the Nov. 25 and enjoy the Lighted Christmas Parade with your family! Learn more...

 

Salina – EXITS 244, 250, 252 & 253


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    Smoky Hill Museum Street Fair

    One-day festival of fun Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Celebrate the history and heritage of the Smoky Hills region with a downtown parade, demonstrators, entertainment, food and special activities for kids of all ages. Admission free. Seventh and Iron – 785-309-5776 Learn more...

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    Pumpkin PaZoola at Rolling Hills Zoo

    Party with the pumpkins at Rolling Hills Zoo Saturday, Oct. 14! Half-price admission for kids 12 and under with a paid adult. Plus, wear your Halloween costume and receive a free gift! Free pumpkin for kids 12 and under while supplies last. Live music, inflatable bounce house, Skip’s Concessions, fall festival games and crafts, Keeper Encounters and more! 625 N. Hedville Road, 785-827-9488. Learn more...

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    20th Annual Blues Masters at the Crossroads

    Two nights of concerts with so many Blues greats! The Friday night concert Oct. 27 will be in Blue Heaven Studios, 201 S. Eighth St., a studio with phenomenal acoustics! Saturday, Oct. 28, night show is in the Stiefel Theatre, 151 S. Santa Fe, a historic theatre downtown. Tours of Acoustic Sounds and Quality Record Pressings 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Learn more…

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    Salina Downtown Zombie Crawl

    The Oct. 28 event from 4-8 p.m. is a big hit among Millenials and young adults. $15 registration includes a commemorative t-shirt, safe rides home, and drink specials at several downtown restaurants and bars. Learn more...

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    Disney in Concert – A Dream is a Wish

    On Sunday, Nov. 5, experience the stories of Frozen, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Aladdin, Pocahontas and more as told through the voices of four Broadway-caliber singers, original Disney film footage and sweeping orchestral scores played by the Salina Symphony. Stiefel Theatre, 151 S. Santa Fe at 4 p.m. Learn more...

 

ABILENE – EXITS 272 & 275


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    Trails, Rails & Tales – 150th Anniversary of the Chisholm Trail

    Enjoy the wildest and wooliest weekend since 1867! Celebrate the 150th Chisholm Trail Anniversary Sept. 1-3 with activities for the whole family including an authentic longhorn cattle drive! Learn more...

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    Chisholm Trail and the Cowtown that Raised a President

    Celebrate the Chisholm Trail Sesquicentennial April 2017-May 2018 at the Einsenhower Presidential Museum. Learn about the “square meal,” “real McCoy,” origins of the cowboy boot, and “the wickedest town in the West.” Find out why Dwight Eisenhower developed a love for all things western and the cowtown that raised a President! Learn more...

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    Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad Steam Engine Rides

    Ride the rails with the Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad and its restored Steam Locomotive Sept. 2-4 and Oct. 7-8! Steam engine rides are available. Reservations required. Learn more...

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    Third Annual Tombstone Talks

    Meet characters from Abilene’s past and hear about their lives and legacy at the Dickinson County Heritage Center Oct. 28 from 6-9 p.m. Learn more...

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    Can’t-Miss Attractions

    When in Abilene, remember to visit Abilene’s five-star attractions including Great Plains Theatre, Greyhound Hall of Fame, Jeffcoat Photography Studio Museum and Seelye Mansion. Learn more...

 

JUNCTION CITY – EXITS 295-301


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    Jammin in JC Blues & BBQ Festival

    Blues and Barbecue: It’s a winning combination! “Jammin’ in JC Blues and BBQ” Sept. 22-23 will feature blues music in Heritage Park, one day of barbecue competition and a whole lot of good times for family and friends. Learn more...

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    Flint Hills

    Junction City is the “Heart of the Flint Hills”. The Flint Hills region continues to inspire artists to capture majestic beauty, both with a camera and on canvas. Learn more...

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    Scenic bridges and backroads

    Geary County has a beautiful supply of old and interesting bridges as well as some great backroads. Learn more...

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    Milford Lake

    At the fishing capital of Kansas, water enthusiasts and campers will find plenty of space to enjoy the largest lake in the state. Learn more...

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    Hit the Trails

    One of the best ways to explore Junction City and Geary County is to get outdoors and walk, bike, or even ride horseback! Learn more...

 

MANHATTAN – EXITS 303 & 313


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    Duty First Exhibit

    Explore 100 years of the Big Red One at Flint Hills Discovery Center, as this exhibit displays extraordinary history of the First Infantry Division. Learn more...

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    K-State Football

    Wildcats charge back into college football action with two early-season games at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Sept. 2 Family Reunion and Sept. 9 vs. Charlotte. Learn more...

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    Aggiefest

    Sept. 21-24, AggieVille is always alive, and it’s even more lively with live performances by local, regional and national musicians. Learn more...

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    Wildwood Outdoor Adventure Park

    Fly high above Flint Hills’ limestone with a visit to Wildwood Outdoor and its seven scintillating zip-line runs. Learn more...

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    Festival of Lights lighting ceremony

    Flip the celebratory switch on holiday season at Manhattan’s Blue Earth Plaza, Nov. 24. Plus, a visit from the Big Guy (Santa). Learn more...

 

LECOMPTON – EXIT 197


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    Constitution Day at Constitution Hall

    Visit Constitution Hall in Lecompton on Constitution Day Sept. 17 to learn about the Lecompton Constitution. The events in this Kansas territorial capital from 1855-1861, led to the civil war. Learn more…

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    Christmas in Lecompton

    See Christmas in Lecompton, the largest indoor Christmas tree exhibit in Midwest. Over 120 trees with antique and vintage ornaments from Nov. 1 to Jan. 1. Learn more...

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    Walking Tour

    Did you know that our little town once had seven hotels? Lecompton was the capital of the Territory of Kansas. Take advantage of our beautiful town and our history by taking our walking tour! Learn more...

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    Fun shopping destination

    Want to find some great retro or antique collectable gifts at small-town prices? Visit Recollections, 332 Elmore St., Lecompton, Kansas, right across from Constitution Hall, which is a National Historic Site. Open weekends. Learn more...

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    Bald eagle viewing

    Lecompton was once named “Bald Eagle” because of the majestic bald eagles in our area right next to the Kansas River. Come view eagles in late fall along our Scenic River Road or at our Bald Eagle Riverview Park.

 

LAWRENCE – EXITS 197, 202 & 204


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    Lawrence ArtWalk

    Visit the studios of visual artists around Douglas County at Lawrence’s original art walk Oct. 28-29. Learn more...

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    Jayhawk Football

    The University of Kansas kicks off their season with home games Saturday, Sept. 2 and Saturday, Sept. 9. Join thousands of Jayhawk fans in Memorial Stadium this season! Learn more...

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    Haskell Indian Nations University

    Don’t miss the Haskell Indian Art Market (Sept. 9-10) or the 90th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Haskell Stadium and Arch (Oct. 13-15). Learn more...

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    Kenny Rogers at the Lied Center

    Grammy Award-winning superstar and Country Music Hall of Fame member Kenny Rogers brings his Final World Tour to the Lied Center on Sept. 24. Learn more...

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    Kaw Valley Farm Tour

    Have breakfast on a farm, discover unique artisans and wines from local vineyards. Pet a friendly alpaca and meet a horse that paints. Oct. 7-8. Learn more...

 

LEAVENWORTH – EXIT 396


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    Hog Wild BBQ Contest

    A family friendly historic downtown Leavenworth BBQ contest and festival Sept. 8-9. This KCBS Sanctioned BBQ Contest has something for everyone including a free concert Friday and Saturday, strolling street performers, Cars 4 Heroes donation, food trucks and beer vendors. Learn more...

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    Haunted Houses Walking Tour

    Each year the Friends of the Frontier Army Museum organize a Haunted Houses Walking tour on Fort Leavenworth. You check in at the Old Disciplinary Barracks and take a guided walking tour of haunted houses on Fort. Learn more...

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    Veterans Day Parade

    One of the oldest regional Veterans Day parades draws over 10,000 plus spectators. Downtown Leavenworth is filled with a patriotic public paying tribute to veterans and their sacrifices throughout the years. Nov. 11, 10:30 am in downtown Leavenworth. Learn more...

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    C.W. Parker Carousel Museum

    Ride on a restored 1913 antique carousel with your choice of over 24 wooden hand carved horses, three ponies, two rabbits, a “lovers tub” or a chariot bench. Enjoy the museum shop in the gift shop to get that special item. Learn more...

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    Historic 28 Block Shopping District

    Leavenworth’s downtown Shopping District is filled with family-owned and veteran-owned small businesses. Over 22 restaurants, 93 boutiques and antique dealers, 20 salons and spas to choose from. Learn more...

 

BONNER SPRINGS – EXIT 224


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    Renaissance Festival

    Weekends only Sept. 2-Oct. 15. 633 N. 130th Street. Watch jousting knights, visit with roaming street performers and enjoy games, rides and delicious treats. 913-721-2110 Learn more...

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    Third Street Asylum

    Chills will run down your spine as you experience this haunted house on October Fridays and Saturdays. It’s gory… scary… creepy… and fun! 200 E. Third Street, Bonner Springs, KS 66012. 913-441-6124 Learn more...

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    Kobi’s Bike Show

    Jump on your chopper for the Sept. 9 event. Live music, silent auction, vendors, giveaways and more! All bikes are welcome! 113 Oak Street, Bonner Springs, KS 66012. 913-422-5657 Learn more...

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    Festival of the Arts

    Enjoy Oct. 14 in downtown Bonner Springs with arts, crafts, live music and food for all. Second and Oak Street, 913-484-7521 Learn more...

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    Running Dead 5K

    Kansas City’s most zombie-rific event! Fight for your survival Oct. 28 and escape the Zombie Attack Zones during the 5k. Register online today! 633 N. 130th Street, Bonner Springs, KS 66012. 913-721-2110 Learn more...

 

KANSAS CITY – EXITS 410-423


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    Cider Hill Family Orchard

    Cider Hill Family Orchard is the perfect place to bring the family and celebrate all things fall. Visitors can pick their own fruit. Enjoy rides and fishing. Devour delicious goodies. Remember your camera! 3341 N. 139th St., Kansas City, KS 66109 Learn more...

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    Kansas Speedway

    High-speed racing action continues in the fall at Kansas Speedway with the second NASCAR Sprint Cup race weekend of the year, Oct. 20-22. During NASCAR race weekend, Kansas Speedway becomes the sixth largest city in Kansas. 400 Speedway Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66111 Learn more...

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    Rowe Ridge Vineyard & Winery

    Rowe Ridge Vineyard & Winery, the first vineyard in Wyandotte County, is located just north of Kansas Speedway. Rowe Ridge features 10 varieties of grapes and produces multiple grape and fruit wines. Visitors are welcome to taste the wine and browse the gift shop in the tasting room, or stroll through the vineyard. 11255 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, KS 66109 Learn more...

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    Legends Outlets Kansas City

    Legends Outlets is Kansas City’s premier outdoor shopping and entertainment destination, the only designer outlet center in the area. With over 100 designer outlets, retail, dining and entertainment options, Legends Outlets is the place to go! 1843 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, KS 66109 Learn more...

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    Hollywood Casino

    Discover excitement at every turn with 2,000 sensational slot machines and 52 action-packed table games including a 12-table Poker Room. Enjoy delicious dining, the best view of the Kansas Speedway, great nightlife and the kind of star treatment you won’t find elsewhere. 777 Hollywood Casino Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66111 Learn more...