Kansas has always been a crossroads for explorers, a
distinctive place where land and cultures meet. Many important trails during America's historic westward expansion passed through Kansas….a stopping place in these epic journeys.
Today, travellers encounter authentic frontier and western cowboy activities, nostalgic towns, unique ecosystems, and interesting cultures that surround the nation's finest farm and ranch land. Eleven scenic byways and historic trails zigzag you to stunning places. The Flint Hills National Scenic Byway will place you in the largest remaining native stand of tallgrass prairie in America...while the internationally significant Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway is the place to experience
masses of sand hill cranes and pelicans, bald and golden eagles, shorebirds, ducks, geese, and whooping cranes. Perfect to relax, unwind, and rejuvenate.
A Kansas trip successfully blends historic with current, the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson is rapidly becoming the most comprehensive space museum in existence, whereas the Sternberg Museum of Natural History in Hays recreates the days of Kansas 88 million years ago.
||82,264 square miles|
||CST – 6 hrs behind the UK. MST – 7 hrs behind the UK in the westernmost edge|
||Kansas has a varied climate from East to West, with an average temperature of 56°F (13°C). The average rainfall is 26.5 inches statewide; however, precipitation decreases as you travel west. There are four distinct seasons with the primary travel season beginning in mid-April and ending in early November.|