Guest Author - Charisse Van Horn
Free Kansas Travel Guide
Itís the state that Dorothy tried so desperately to return to, and the one many visitors endeavor to visit. Kansas offers plenty of activities for tourists and features more than tornadoes and blurbs about the Wizard of Oz. With twenty four state parks and the Prairie Spirit Trail, Kansas offers plenty of fishing, boating, hunting, and outdoor excursions for adventure and thrill seekers of all ages. One of the best ways to explore all that Kansas has to offer is to request their official Kansas travel guide. You can find the guide by visiting the site, www.travelks.com. There you can fill out your information and receive the free Kansas travel guide by mail.
The official Kansas travel guide will provide you with information regarding outdoor activities such as bird watching, water sports, and hiking as well as expose you to some of Kansasís cultural gems and historic sites. There are several large cities in Kansas and you can narrow down your stay to ensure that you plan the best trip by deciding which cities you would like to visit. Most notable destinations include Wichita, Northeast Kansas, Topeka, Shawnee, Olathe, and Dodge City.
Some of Kansasí noteworthy art museums and theaters include the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, the Coronado Historical Museum, the Fort Hays State Historic Site, the Indian Pay Station and Museum, the Kansas History Center, Pioneer Log Cabin, and the Pony Express Museum.
There are also plenty of national and recreation parks, as well as wildlife refuges. The Kirwin Wildlife Refuge is in the midst of North Central Kansas, and was the first authorized wildlife refuge in Kansas. For those who favor bird watching, the Fall River Lake State Park and Wildlife Preserve is home to over 200 bird species. Trails allow for plenty of scenic views while hiking, picnicking, and camping areas are provided. If you are planning a visit to Olathe, Kansas, then you will want to include a trip to the Prairie Center. This 300 acre preserve includes eight ponds that is the perfect backdrop for enjoying wildlife in its natural element while also providing an educational foundation for those who wish to learn more about the native habitat and wildlife.
There are plenty of fine dining eateries available and some of Kansasís most popular homestyle restaurants include the Chuckwagon located in Florence, the Coachlight Restaurant in Longford, and Wichitaís Diamond W Chuckwagon Supper. If you are looking for a special meal with a Mediterranean flair, then you may want to try the Bella Luna Cafť also in Wichita.
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