Something for Everyone

Kansas I-70 is packed with a huge variety of activities for that epic family road trip. Start dropping some pins at the attractions below.

 

Goodland – Exits 17 & 19


  • Land & Sky Scenic Byway

    America’s first agriculture-themed byway runs along Highway 27 from the Nebraska-Kansas line to the intersection of Highways 40 and 27 in Sharon Springs. Learn more...

  • Sherman Theatre

    Enjoy first-run movies in a restored 1920s movie palace with reasonably-priced concessions. Learn more...

  • National Weather Service Forecast Office

    Learn how weather forecasters predict the weather. Call 785-899-2360 ahead of time for an appointment. Let the staff know the size of your group and the ages of those attending. The staff will make the tours age-appropriate. Call to confirm an hour ahead of time as inclement weather may require tour cancellation. Best times are in the morning. Learn more...


 

Colby – Exits 53 & 54


  • Colby Bowl & Fun Center

    The family will have a great time! Bowling, billiards, ice hockey, video games & much more. You can even enjoy a great pizza for supper. Learn more...

  • Colby Aquatic Park and Poolside Park

    Huge slides, lazy river, diving, baby pools, and more. Plan a fun day in the water. Next to the pool area is a great park with all sorts of playground equipment. Learn more...

  • Villa High Park

    Like to fish, picnic, use the playground, play disc golf? This is the park for you. The lake is going through a big upgrade, adding bridges, landscaping, habitat for more varieties of fish, and new equipment. Learn more...


 

Oakley – Exits 70 & 76


  • Hockeyes’ Fun Center

    Family Fun! Bowling, video games, pool tables. Learn more...

  • Annie Oakley Park & Pool

    Park offers playground equipment, picnic areas. Visit the “Cool Pool” for fun on a hot summer day. Learn more...

  • Palace Theatre

    Oakley’s theater is managed and operated by Oakley High students. Movies are shown Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Learn more...


 

Wakeeney – Exits 127 & 128


  • WaKeeney Water Park & Pool

    Have fun in this great water park and pool in WaKeeney’s City Park. There are recreational features for all ages including a zero-depth entry, multiple slides, a dump bucket, deck sprays, and a deck with scattered shade structures. The water park was designed for everyone’s enjoyment. Check out this great family fun facility! The park is open daily from late May until mid-August. Learn more...

  • Smoky Valley Scenic Byway

    Explore this scenic, 60-mile drive with easy access to I-70. The byway begins and ends on I-70. View picturesque windmills, both old and new styles; abundant native wildflowers and grasses; ever changing agricultural crops and grazing cattle; unique limestone bluffs, and historical sites along the Smoky Hill Trail or Butterfield Overland Despatch (BOD). The byway also features Cedar Bluff Reservoir, State Park, & Wildlife Area. Learn more...

  • WaKeeney Mini-Speedway

    “KART Racing at Its Best.” The 1/7-mile clay oval track features races throughout the summer. They usually feature a Maxxis Midwest Series Race during the summer with drivers from all over the Midwest. This is a family-oriented go-kart track for all ages. Spectators are free or purchase a pit pass and visit with the drivers. Learn more...


 

Hays – Exits 157 & 159


  • Sternberg Museum of Natural History

    See dinosaurs, fossils, prehistoric animals, giant sea-swimming creatures, and fish that inhabited Kansas over 80 million years ago. An extensive collection of exhibits and artifacts help you learn about the natural history of the Great Plains. Learn more...

  • Precision Valley Golf

    The facility offers golfers a place to practice and work on their game. It features an outdoor lighted driving range, an 18-hole mini golf course with a 10-foot tall water fall, two fountains, two ponds, as well as several water hazards, and many other obstacles. Learn more...

  • Frontier Park and Bison Herd

    The park features walking trails, bridges, playground equipment, three shelter houses, and plenty of large shade trees. In addition, the state’s oldest disc golf course is located here. This park is also home to Hays’ own bison herd, accessible from Hwy. 183 Alternate. Learn more...


 

Russell County – EXITS 180, 184, 189 & 206


  • Dream Theater

    The original theater, The Main Street Theater, opened in 1923, was renovated in 1935 and was renamed the Dream Theatre. In 1947, the 590 seat capacity theater was destroyed by fire. The Dream Theatre is an Art Deco style one screen movie theater that opened on Easter Sunday, April 19, 1949 with a 425 seat capacity. Learn more...

  • Lucas Community Theater

    Musical and theatrical performances, cinema productions and educational arts are a few of the multipurpose uses of the theater. Learn more...

  • Playdium Bowl

    A family friendly place for the whole family to enjoy bowling! You can also host birthday parties here! Learn more...


 

Salina – EXITS 244, 250, 252 & 258


  • Kenwood Cove Aquatic Park

    The area’s largest aquatic park featuring thrill rides, slides, waves and more, offers a great time for all ages! Bring your friends or pack your family for a day at the water park! Learn more...

  • Rolling Hills Zoo and Museum

    Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums to meet the highest standards in animal care, the Rolling Hills Zoo is a great activity for visitors of all ages! Visit the animals at the zoo then be sure to check out the museum and gallery! Learn more...

  • Kustom Kemps of America Leadsled Spectacular Car Show

    Every year, Salina gears up for the KKOA Car Show event in beautiful Oakdale Park! Everything from drag races, vintage markets, pin-up girls, food trucks, and music makes for a weekend you won’t want to miss! Learn more...


 

ABILENE – EXITS 272 & 275


  • Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad

    Home to a 100-year-old steam engine, the train departs Abilene eastbound for a 10½ mile roundtrip through the Smoky Hill River Valley to the neighboring community of Enterprise. In Enterprise, the train stops for riders to see the Hoffman Grist Mill, a rebuilding working waterwheel that mills flour. Learn more...

  • Old Abilene Town

    A replica of “Old Abilene”, Old Abilene Town gives visitors a taste of the old west. Can-Can dancers and gunfighters perform on weekends. Learn more...

  • Greyhound Hall of Fame

    Explore the exciting world of racing in the Greyhound Capital of the World! Learn more...


 

JUNCTION CITY – EXITS 295-301


  • Spin City

    You haven’t seen anything like this! Looking for a place for family fun, Spin City is the place for you. Be it day or evening, Spin City is the perfect place for a fun-time, party or special event. Learn more...

  • Swimming Pool & Spray ground

    When it’s hot and you want to cool off, go to the Junction City Swimming Pool and Spray ground Complex. The Junction City Municipal Swimming Complex features a wading pool, full-size pool, diving boards, and a 28 ft. tall triple tube slide. Learn more...

  • Milford Nature Center

    The Milford Nature Center is located below the dam impounding the 16,200 acre Milford Reservoir. The nature center provides many things for visitors including live animal exhibits (fish, birds, animals, reptiles & amphibians), taxidermic specimens of same, nature trails, a butterfly house (open from late May through early October), playground, and a picnic shelter. Learn more...


 

MANHATTAN – EXITS 303 & 313


  • Flint Hills Discovery Center

    The sensory-stimulating Flint Hills Discovery Center immerses visitors in the wild, tallgrass prairie’s beautiful and powerful life cycle. It is a dynamic tribute to the 10,000 square miles of tallgrass prairie of the geologic Flint Hills that surround Manhattan. Learn more...

  • Sunset Zoo

    Home to over 200 amazing animals – from anteater to zebu – Sunset Zoo offers up-close views of amazing animals including wallaby, leopards, otters and a jumping, hooting array of primates. Learn more...

  • Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Midwest Dream Car Collection showcases muscle cars, customs, exotics and classics automobiles. At any time you can find fifty to sixty total vehicles as part of the collection. Each vehicle has a unique story. Learn more...


 

LECOMPTON – EXIT 197


  • Historic Rowena Park

    Historic Rowena Park is the former site of the Rowena Hotel from the mid 1800s. Relax after a day of sightseeing in town. Learn more...

  • Eagle Watching

    Originally named Bald Eagle, Lecompton sits on the Kaw River. Eagle watching is a past time of many. Learn more...


 

LAWRENCE – EXITS 197, 202 & 204


  • KU Natural History Museum

    The KU Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum features exhibits including live animals, insects, the famous Panorama and displays of fossils and Kansas wildlife. Learn more...

  • Prairie Park Nature Center

    Prairie Park Nature Center opened in 1999 as a 100-acre nature preserve on the east side of Lawrence. The preserve incorporates wetlands, woodlands and prairie habitats and a five-acre lake. Learn more...

  • Pet World

    With rescue animals, educational programs, hands-on access to animals, and passionate employees, Pet World in Lawrence is truly unique. Learn more...


 

Leavenworth – Exits 396 & 401


  • C.W. Parker Carousel Museum and Gift Shop

    The museum is dedicated to telling the remarkable story of C.W. Parker, the “Carnival King.” Learn more...

  • Buffalo Soldier Monument

    A monument dedicated to the 9th and 10th Cavalry made up of African Americans organized in the 1800s. Learn more...

  • Historical Wayside Tour

    Enjoy visiting 19 interactive displays located throughout town that tell the history of the area. Learn more...


 

Bonner Springs -KS Turnpike Exit 224


  • Zip KC

    Kansas City’s first zipline park. Experience a 300-foot elevation change, which is extraordinary in Kansas! Get your adrenaline pumping as you zip above and through the trees! Learn more...

  • Exit Games KC

    Can You Escape? Exit Games KC is a fun, interactive escape room where groups have 60 minutes to break free from one of our 3 live action escape rooms. Find clues, solve puzzles, Break out! Learn more...

  • Providence Medical Center Amphitheater

    Nestled in a beautiful outdoor setting, this popular concert venue has hosted top performing bands for over 15 years making musical memories for avid concert fans. Learn more...


 

SHAWNEE – EXITS 224 (SOUTH OFF 7) & 411A (SOUTH OFF 435)


  • B&B Theatres

    An MX4D, a Grand Screen and multiple 3D theatres make up this grand theatre with all the current blockbusters available. Learn more...

  • Sky Zone

    A Foam Zone, a SkySlam and ultimate dodgeball all make up this trampoline filled attraction. Available for groups and parties! Learn more...

  • Incredible Pizza Company

    Need to let the kiddos run wild for a bit? Bring them to this full-on entertainment center with an arcade, inflatables, racetrack, laser tag and more! Learn more...


 

KANSAS CITY – EXITS 410-423


  • Cabela’s

    Cabela’s retail showroom is a 180,000 sq. ft. hunting, fishing and outdoor gear store. Visit the 11,500 square ft. Mule Deer Country Museum with the world’s largest collection of life-size trophy mule deer in their natural surroundings, including two world records and numerous state and province records. Kids will enjoy exploring the exotic animals in the African Diorama and coming face-to-face with giant catfish in the aquarium. Learn more...

  • Kansas City T-Bones

    The Kansas City T-Bones are a member of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. The -Bones play at CommunityAmerica Ballpark. Enjoy affordable, family entertainment and unique fun between-inning events. Most tickets are priced under $10 with free parking. Most games include a post-game fireworks display. That’s FUN…Well Done! Visit their website for game schedule. Learn more...

  • Legends Outlets Kansas City

    Legends Outlets is Kansas City’s premier outdoor shopping and entertainment center – and only outlet destination in the Kansas City area. The Legends offers more than 100 stores and restaurants catering to every style. Explore more than 80 famous Kansans showcased in a variety of art forms throughout the shopping center. Learn more...