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Kansas Kaleidoscope

Kansas Fly Drive Holiday

Kansas Kaleidoscope

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Kansas Fly Drive Holiday

Combine your self­drive road trip with a break in the great outdoors ­ perhaps on horseback  for a few days on a genuine working ranch, where you can join in with real cowboys and  cowgirls as they tend their livestock and pasture. 

  • Highlights

    ● Arrive in Wichita, KS; visit Old Town, its vibrant music and nightlife  
    ● Explore Wichita’s intriguing riverside, Old Cowtown and Botanic Gardens 
    ● Don’t miss the Cosmosphere and Strataca in Hutchinson, KS  
    ● The Wetlands and Wildlife around Great Bend, KS beckon 
    ● Pause for shopping and the Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan, KS 
    ● Kansas state capital Topeka ­ redolent of history ­ is your next stop 
    ● Take a break in Kansas City ­ visit the Speedway and Sporting Kansas FC 

     

    Kansas Guide

    RE-LIVE AMERICAN HISTORY

    Kansas occupies a prominent place in American history, though its status in pop culture is somewhat less distinguished. The state was a violent battleground between pro- and anti-slavery settlers during the 1850s, a period dubbed 'Bleeding Kansas'. The state also played a pivotal role in America's westward expansion, its string of frontier forts supporting the clashes of the Indian Wars of the 1860s. But as every American school kid knows, Kansas is perhaps most famous for the landmark ruling of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, which ended segregation in public schools. Visitors can learn more about Kansas' history at the state's numerous historic sites, many of which have been designated national historic landmarks.

    WESTERNS AND CURIOSITIES

    Although the historical significance of the state may sound dull to some, Kansas The Sunflower State actually has a delightfully colourful past, peopled by cowboys, pioneers, gunfighters and lawmen. It is home to Dodge City, the once-infamous 'Wickedest City of the West', which has been the setting of countless movies and television shows, including TV Western favourite of the 60’s and 70’s - Gunsmoke. Even today, Kansas has a reputation for quirkiness; it is an odd place whose with miles of seemingly flat, empty terrain are punctuated not only by serious historical monuments but also by attractions like the World's Largest Ball of Twine and the World's Largest Spinach Salad. While Kansas may not be the ideal holiday spot for some, it does have a lot to offer, and not only to history buffs.

    ENJOY THE GREAT OUTDOORS; ABSORB THE URBAN LIFESTYLE

    Kansas' network of state parks and wildlife refuges comprises rolling hills and prairies, sand dunes, wildflowers, rivers and lakes, offering hunters, hikers, boaters, horseback riders and fishermen a wealth of options. Kansas isn't all rolling prairies though, and it has several major cities, all located in the eastern half of the state. Kansas City is by far the largest, although the state can claim only the part of KC west of the Mississippi River.

    The state’s largest city is actually Wichita, which has with a population of under 400,000 and enough but replete with museums, shops, restaurants and attractions to entertain all comers. Topeka, though smaller, is the capital of Kansas and home to one of the nation’s finest State Capitol buildings - open to visitors. the Kansas State Historical Society Museum. The true largest city in Kansas is the buzzing Kansas City, though the state can claim only the part of it west of the Mississippi River.

    Airports in Kansas

    Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (ICT)

    LOCATION
    The airport is located seven miles (11km) west of downtown Wichita.

    GETTING TO THE CITY
    Various taxi, shuttle and rental car companies service the airport.

    TIME
    GMT -6 (GMT -5 from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).

  • Itinerary 

    ● Wichita, KS (2 nights)
    ● Hutchinson, KS 
    ● Great Bend, KS  
    ● Manhattan, KS  
    ● Topeka, KS 
    ● Kansas City, KS 

Kansas Guide

RE-LIVE AMERICAN HISTORY

Kansas occupies a prominent place in American history, though its status in pop culture is somewhat less distinguished. The state was a violent battleground between pro- and anti-slavery settlers during the 1850s, a period dubbed 'Bleeding Kansas'. The state also played a pivotal role in America's westward expansion, its string of frontier forts supporting the clashes of the Indian Wars of the 1860s. But as every American school kid knows, Kansas is perhaps most famous for the landmark ruling of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, which ended segregation in public schools. Visitors can learn more about Kansas' history at the state's numerous historic sites, many of which have been designated national historic landmarks.

WESTERNS AND CURIOSITIES

Although the historical significance of the state may sound dull to some, Kansas The Sunflower State actually has a delightfully colourful past, peopled by cowboys, pioneers, gunfighters and lawmen. It is home to Dodge City, the once-infamous 'Wickedest City of the West', which has been the setting of countless movies and television shows, including TV Western favourite of the 60’s and 70’s - Gunsmoke. Even today, Kansas has a reputation for quirkiness; it is an odd place whose with miles of seemingly flat, empty terrain are punctuated not only by serious historical monuments but also by attractions like the World's Largest Ball of Twine and the World's Largest Spinach Salad. While Kansas may not be the ideal holiday spot for some, it does have a lot to offer, and not only to history buffs.

ENJOY THE GREAT OUTDOORS; ABSORB THE URBAN LIFESTYLE

Kansas' network of state parks and wildlife refuges comprises rolling hills and prairies, sand dunes, wildflowers, rivers and lakes, offering hunters, hikers, boaters, horseback riders and fishermen a wealth of options. Kansas isn't all rolling prairies though, and it has several major cities, all located in the eastern half of the state. Kansas City is by far the largest, although the state can claim only the part of KC west of the Mississippi River.

The state’s largest city is actually Wichita, which has with a population of under 400,000 and enough but replete with museums, shops, restaurants and attractions to entertain all comers. Topeka, though smaller, is the capital of Kansas and home to one of the nation’s finest State Capitol buildings - open to visitors. the Kansas State Historical Society Museum. The true largest city in Kansas is the buzzing Kansas City, though the state can claim only the part of it west of the Mississippi River.

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