If you take a drive across Kansas in late August and early September you will be delighted by the Kansas sunflower farms. In some areas there are sunflowers as far as the eye can see. As the official state flower, sunflowers are a favorite of travelers and locals. Some of the farms are open to the public and make for great photos. Below is a list of farms that do allow visitors. Please be respectful of the fields and make sure to check their websites for information on bloom times and times that you can enter.
- 1374 Collins Ln, Manhattan KS 66502
- Hours: Open Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 pm. and 12 -5 on Sunday
- Sunflower Peak Dates: Late August – September 10
- Cost/Donation: $7 per person
- 1000 S. Scenic Drive, Manhattan KS 66503
- Hours: Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Sunflower Peak Dates: August 30 – September 12
- Cost/Donation: $5 per person
- 24154 Stillwell Road, Lawrence, KS 66044
- Hours: Open daily 7 days a week
- Sunflower Peak Dates: Late August – Early September
- Cost/Donation: Free/Donations Welcome
Photography Tips for Sunflower Farms
Thank you to Manhattan Kansas for providing some great photography tips: https://www.manhattancvb.org/Blog.aspx?IID=209#item
Giant Van Gogh Painting
Goodland, Kansas is home to the World’s Largest Easel (or at least the largest along a U.S. Interstate). The painting is 80 feet tall, and atop it rests a 32×24-foot representation of one of Van Gogh’s “Sunflower” paintings. It’s about a half-mile off of I-70, along Hwy 24 near the center of town.