Spring time on Kansas I-70


Spring time in Kansas brings warmer weather, outdoor events, music, sports, and more. We hope spring time brings YOU to spend time here in Kansas!

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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    High Plains Museum

    Enjoy the museum’s spring exhibition, “Literature of Prescription: ‘The Yellow Wall Paper’”, April 13-May 13, 1717 Cherry. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, discouraged from a career, rejected traditional ideas about gender in a short story titled “The Yellow Wall-Paper”. Learn more...

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    Sherman County Speedway

    Dare to watch dirt track racing at Sherman County Speedway, 417 N. Main! Enduro Test n Tune begins the season April 1. Races will be held April 15, May 6 and May 21. Check race times...

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    Kolor Splash 5K

    Find your true colors April 8. Registration begins at 2 p.m. with race start at 3 p.m. Race starts and ends at Max Jones Fieldhouse parking lot, 13th and Arcade. Learn more...

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    Goodland Cruise Night

    If it has a motor and you’re a gearhead, you need to be there May 13: Old School, Hot Rods, Rat Rods, Muscle Cars, 4X4, Jeeps, Motorcycles, Scooters. Come to Chambers Park, 13th and Center, at 6:30 p.m. Learn more...

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    North School Color Run

    Support education at the 5:30 p.m. race May 25. All proceeds go back to the teachers for use in their classrooms. Starting line is at Fourth and Arcade. Learn more...

 

Colby – Exits 53 & 54


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    Fifth Annual Art on the Oasis

    March 3-5 at Colby Community College with professional, amateur and high school art. Please join us for the Opening Night Gala. Learn more...

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    Spring Opening Trap League Shoot Out

    Colby Trap Club, 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 4. Lessons available, 5 miles west and 1 mile south of Colby, 785-460-7643. Learn more...

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    3 Trails West Dinner and Western Show

    Great meal, great music, lots of laughter March 18 at Colby American Legion, 1850 W. Fourth St. Supper at 6:30 p.m., dancing at 8. Learn more...

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    Great Oasis Cook Off

    Meat smoking and barbecue competition April 29-30 at the Oasis Travel Center, 700 E. Horton Ave. (I-70 Exit 53). Many categories and big prizes. Learn more...

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    Colby Aquatic Park

    Come and bring the kids to 1612 S. Franklin Ave. for a day of fun beginning May 23. Learn more...

 

Oakley – Exits 70 & 76


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    Oakley Country Club and Golf Course

    The nine-hole course features 3,002 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35. The course rating is 68.0 and it has a slope rating of 105. It features fast greens and water is in play on three holes. The golf course and country club, 815 S. Second Street, are open to the public. Learn more...

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    Oakley Municipal Swimming Pool

    The pool is open until from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day. It includes four water-slides, a diving board and zero-depth entry, along with a children’s pool. Open 1-5 p.m. daily and some evenings. Fifth Street and Price Ave Learn more...

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    Monument Rocks National Natural Landmark

    Visitors to Monument Rocks, Gove County Roads 16 and E, view these monolithic formations and the site is used for school group outings, star gazing and picnics. The rocks are accessible to the public. A county road runs between the formations. Please be respectful. Learn more...

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    Annie Oakley Park

    The park on E. Fifth St. means family fun. Romp in the playground, stroll the lighted trail, relax in the gazebo or picnic under one of the shelters. Ben Claudel Ball Park is nearby, and the pool is a summer treat. Enjoy the new nine-hole disc golf course. Ample parking is available beside the park. Learn more...

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    Fick Fossil & History Museum

    The Fick Fossil Museum, 700 W. Third, is home to a large collection of fossils from the surrounding area and also a collection of hometown memorabilia. The museum offers free admission, but does accept donations. Learn more...

 

Wakeeney – Exits 127 & 128


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    Smoky Valley Scenic Byway

    Explore nature and history along the 60-mile byway southeast of WaKeeney with easy-on and easy-off access to I-70, Exits 127 and 135. Learn more...

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    Cedar Bluff State Park, Reservoir, & Wildlife Area

    Enjoy camping, fishing, boating, hiking, hunting, and wildlife watching on more than 15,000 acres of water and wildlife area located 14 miles south of I-70 at Exit 135. Learn more...

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    WaKeeney Mini-Speedway

    Enjoy the thrill of “Kart Racing at Its Best!” One of the Maxxis Midwest Series Races will again be held in WaKeeney on the last weekend in April 2017. Old Highway 40 and S. 13th St. Learn more...

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    WaKeeney Water Park

    The water park opens for the 2017 season on Memorial Day Weekend. Check out this great family fun facility, open daily. Learn more...

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    Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery at WaKeeney

    The cemetery, 403 S. 13th, is right off I-70 Exit 128 and then north half a mile. It provides a beautiful resting place for our fallen heroes. Memorial Day services will be held May 29. Learn more...

 

Hays – Exits 157 & 159


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    Kansas Special Olympics Basketball and Cheerleading Tournament

    Hays is proud to have hosted the tournament for over 40 years. This year’s tournament will be held March 16-18. Learn more...

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    “Brews on the Bricks”

    Downtown Hays’ own craft brew festival showcases over 40 American craft beers from 15 breweries from Kansas and beyond on April 8, 10th and Main. Learn more...

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    “The Taste” on The Bricks in Downtown Hays

    On April 15, Enjoy a delightful night of sampling Hays’ local dining and shopping, 6-9 p.m. Check in at Downtown Visitors Center, 106 W. 12th, from 6-6:30. Learn more...

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    National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association

    Fort Hays State University hosts around 600 participants from 26 colleges and universities for the yearly competition. This year’s event will be held April 21-23 at Doug Philip Arena on Golf Course Road, a half mile west of U.S Highway 183 Alternative. Learn more...

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    Spring Art Walk

    Join us in Hays April 28 when local artists and students display their masterpieces in galleries and shops. Learn more...

 

Russell County – EXITS 180, 184, 189 & 206


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    Russell Municipal Golf Course

    Come on out and check out these bluegrass fairways. Golf cart rentals, a putting range and a driving range are also available. Learn more...

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    Grassroots Art Center

    Check out the painted limestone sculptures, colored glass, and life size cars made out of pull tabs in Lucas. Learn more...

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    Oil Patch Museum

    See exhibits of the drilling and production of oil, as well as the pulling units, steam engines, and pump jacks used throughout history. Learn more...

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    A Fairport Knight

    A rustic cabin refurbished in recycled décor is located in the hills of Fairport! Perfect for meetings, reunions or that special anniversary. Learn more...

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    Bowl Plaza

    An amazing work of mosaic art that looks like a toilet covered in bling inside and out. One of the world’s most artsy public restrooms. Learn more...

 

Salina – EXITS 244, 250, 252 & 258


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    Rolling Hills Zoo

    Rolling Hills Zoo’s 65-acre zoological park is nestled among the Smoky Hills and home to over 120 species of animals. Learn more...

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    Sculpture Tour Salina UNwrap Party

    Celebrate the unveiling of Salina’s new sculpture exhibit, with entertainment, food and fun Saturday, May 6. Learn more...

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    Art Center Cinema

    Presents nightly screening of independent films in an intimate 90-seat theatre downtown. Learn more...

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    Curiosity Shop at Smoky Hill Museum

    The Curiosity Shop is brand new at Smoky Hill Museum in Salina with many fun, exciting things for your kids to enjoy! Learn more...

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    Friday Night Live

    Friday Night Live is an arts and entertainment series providing live entertainment in Salina’s downtown arts district. Learn more...

 

ABILENE – EXITS 272 & 275


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    The Best of the West TALK Series

    Talk about Literature in Kansas (TALK) is for every Kansan who loves to read and discuss good books. The books are available at the Abilene Public Library, 209 NW Fourth St., or the Eisenhower Presidential Library Gift Shop. Discuss “Good Land” at 7 p.m. March 13; watch “Buffalo Girls” at 2 p.m. April 9 and discuss it at 7 p.m. April 10. All events will be held at the Eisenhower Library, 200 SE Fourth St. Learn more...

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    Chisholm Trail 150th Media Kickoff

    Author’s symposium, Western movie marathon and unveiling a new Chisholm Trail exhibit at the Eisenhower Presidential Museum, 200 SE Fourth St., April 1. Learn more...

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    The Eisenhower Marathon

    On April 8, runners at the Eisenhower Marathon and Half Marathon follows the Chisholm Trail south of Abilene that cattlemen followed when bringing their herds to Abilene in the 1800s. This race is also a Boston Marathon Qualifier. The race starts and ends at the Eisenhower Museum, 200 SE Fourth St. Learn more...

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    Spring Fling Outdoor Market & Vintage Camper/Glamper Show

    Join us April 22 for over 100 vendors, live music, food trucks & a Vintage Camper Show, 619 N. Rogers St.! Want to bring your vintage camper? Learn more...

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    25th Annual K78 Fly-In

    May 6 breakfast and airport open house All you can eat pancakes with sausage, juice and coffee. Proceeds benefit aviation scholarships and education. Learn more...

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    Mother's Day Tea at the Eisenhower Library & Museum

    Celebrate Mother’s Day May 13 at the Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum, 200 SE Fourth St., with their annual Mother’s Tea and celebrate Ida Stover Eisenhower and Mamie Doud Eisenhower. Learn more...

 

JUNCTION CITY – EXITS 295-301


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    Math ‘a’ Magicians

    C.L. Hoover Opera House, Seventh and Jefferson, Junction City, March 24. The Math ‘a’ Magicians perform extraordinary feats of mind-reading, misdirection and illusion that will capture the imagination of children and adults alike. Learn more...

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    “Grease”

    The Junction City Little Theater presents “Grease!” at C.L. Hoover Opera House April 27-30. Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s. Learn more...

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    Pet Fair

    Bring your pet to Geary County 4-H Senior Citizens Center, 1025 S. Spring Valley Road, May 6 for a day full of pet-friendly activities! Proceeds benefit homeless, neglected and abused animals. Enjoy numerous activities for pets and pet lovers.

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    Run for the Wall

    Veterans from all wars and their supporters stop overnight May 21 along their annual pilgrimage to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial – “The Wall” – in Washington D.C. They will hold a wreath laying ceremony at the Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Heritage Park, Sixth and Washington. Learn more...

 

MANHATTAN – EXITS 303 & 313


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    2A State Basketball Tournament

    Live the passion of Class 2A high school state basketball March 8-11 at Bramlage Coliseum on the campus of Kansas State University. Learn more...

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    St. Patrick’s Day Race and Parade

    Aggieville is the place to be for St. Patrick’s Day. A March 18 celebration and parade couples with morning road races (10K, 5K distances) sponsored by Manhattan Running Company. Get charged up for the wearin’ o’ the green! Learn more...

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    K-State Open House

    Enjoy food, fun and plenty of purple April 1. Explore K-State’s 250-plus majors and options, 475-plus student organizations and the family atmosphere that makes K-State stand out. Learn more...

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    Bill Snyder Highway Half Marathon and 5K

    Have a great time and raise money for great causes May 20. Half marathoners will be shuttled from Bill Snyder Family Stadium, 2201 Kimball Ave., to the starting line. The 5k race will start and finish at the stadium Learn more...

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    Flint Hills Festival

    Touch, hear and taste the Flint Hills May 20! Celebrate the Flint Hills with beer and wine samples, live music, a variety of food vendors, kids’ activities and so much more! Learn more...

 

LECOMPTON – EXIT 197


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    Bleeding Kansas Lecture Series 2017

    Hear the presentation “Border Agitator, David R. Atchison” by Chris W. Taylor, executive director of the Atchison County Historical Society, 2 p.m. March 5 at Constitution Hall, 319 Elmore St. Special appearance by “Sen. Atchison.” Learn more...

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    Gigantic City-Wide Rummage Sale

    Come March 24-25 to the beautiful, old Lecompton High School building on Woodson Street. Benefit for the Lecompton Community Pride. Friday 8-5, Saturday 8-noon. Lots of great finds and great deals! Learn more...

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    City of Lecompton Easter Egg Hunt

    10 a.m. at historic Rowena Park, 391 Elmore St., April 15. Start the day with a Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m. in Lecompton UMC Fellowship Hall, 402 Elmore St. Afterwards, visit the museums, shops and businesses in Lecompton, voted a “best small town in Kansas” by the readers of KANSAS! Magazine. Learn more...

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    Lecompton Walking Tour

    Go back in time to when Lecompton was the territorial capital of Kansas. Take a stroll (or a drive). Many of the sites have a QR code to a video describing the history of the building or area. Learn more...

 

LAWRENCE – EXITS 197, 202 & 204


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    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, 1647 Naismith Dr. Learn more...

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    Baker Wetlands

    Explore 927 acres of rich, natural wildlife in one of the most diverse habitats in Kansas. A great place cycling, hiking, bird watching and stargazing! Learn more...

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    Final Fridays Art Walk

    On the last Friday of every month (all year long!) from 5-9 p.m., the streets of Downtown Lawrence erupt. Learn more...

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    Lawrence Downtown Men’s Olympic Shot Put

    world class field of throwers arrive to compete in front of thousands of spectators, April 21. Afterwards the event becomes a street party with live music and dancing. Learn more...

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    Lawrence Busker Festival

    Over 25 different street performer acts on 5 stages in 3 days, May 26-28. A recreation of a classic Houdini escape will leave you amazed! Learn more...

 

BONNER SPRINGS – EXIT 224


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    Marble Crazy

    See the marble machine and watch marbles being made at the Moon Marble Company 17th annual Marble Crazy event March 3, 10 a.m.-7 and March 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 600 E. Front St. Learn more...

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    Sunflower Hills Patron’s Club Marlowe’s Mudder Tournament

    Sign up for this individual stroke play event March 11, 12200 Riverview Ave. Registration deadline is March 8. Come play! Learn more...

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    Easter Egg Hunt & Dog Bone Hunt

    Annual tradition at North Park, 1200 S. 134th St., April 5. For ages 10 and under. Bring your dog for a dog bone hunt. Learn more...

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    Blocks, Books, and Bubbles

    Seventh annual young child fair. A petting zoo, tractor, BLOCK fest, art projects, story time, puppets and local agency information will be featured at the April 29 event, 201 N. Nettleton Ave. Learn more...

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    Marble Day

    The Annual Marble Day Celebration May 6 is a fun, family day celebrating spring, marble games and activities and other old-fashioned outdoor activities. Learn more...

 

KANSAS CITY – EXITS 410-423


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    Great Wolf Lodge

    Make a splash at Kansas City’s premier indoor waterpark resort! Make friends with a wolf, get an ice cream pedicure and become a master Magi all under one roof! Learn more...

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    Kansas Speedway

    A 1.5-mile tri-oval suitable for all types of racing. If you feel the need for speed, make sure you check the Go Bowling 400 May 13 at Kansas Speedway! Learn more...

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    Legends Outlets Kansas City

    Explore the lives of more than 80 famous Kansans through an audio tour and different forms of art at this outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment center. Learn more...

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    Lewis & Clark Park at Kaw Point

    Discover where Lewis & Clark camped for 3 days at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers. Walk and bike along the nature trails and open-air education pavilion` Learn more...

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    Sporting Kansas City

    Find out why Kansas City has been dubbed the Soccer Capital of America! Catch the MLS team Sporting Kansas City in action at the state-of-the-art Children’s Mercy Park! Learn more...