Looking for a particular landmark, or just curious to know what historic places are in your part of Kansas? Check out the registers kept by the Kansas Historical Society. These databases can help you view historic sites listed in several places: National Register of Historic Places. Register of Kansas Historic Places. Kansas Historic Resources Inventory.…… Continue reading Registers of Historic Places
Stock your birdwatching bookshelf with good identification tools before you need them. Here are a few that we’ve enjoyed.
Many Kansas towns have charm. However, a few stand out as delightful places to visit and explore. Allow us to share 10 towns that we feel are must-sees.
If you love to travel Kansas and see the spectacular plants and animals our state has to offer, Watching Kansas Wildlife: A Guide to 101 Sites by Bob Gress and George Potts may be a book you’ll want to keep in your car. After an introduction to wildlife viewing, Watching Kansas Wildlife lists 101 of…… Continue reading Watching Kansas Wildlife
When most of us think about what makes Kansas cities and towns unique, spinach is usually far from our thoughts. Learning that Lenexa was once hailed as the Spinach Capital of the World may come as a bit of a surprise. The first white settler of Lenexa was none other than Wild Bill Hickok. However,…… Continue reading Lenexa: Spinach Capital of the World
Summer is fast approaching! It’s time to battle the bugs, brush up on music skills, and plan some family time for Memorial Day. Discover the historical geography of the United States.Choose the right string gauge for your guitar.Deter garden bugs before they show up for lunch.Start a homemade construction project.Learn how to communicate with a…… Continue reading Get Ready for May 2016
Looking for a taste of the Smoky Hills? We have pulled together ten of our favorite destinations.
The site of the present-day Pawnee Indian Museum near Republic, Kansas, was accepted by the state in 1901, making it the oldest State Historic Site. The site was dedicated and opened to the public that same year. Thousands came to witness the ceremony and to see a granite monument—to an event that never happened in…… Continue reading Pawnee Indian Museum
Kansas State Parks, a free PDF, makes it easy to decide which park to tackle first. A handy general resource for planning your trip.
The Interstate Highway System has its roots right here in Kansas. Its foremost advocate was President Dwight D. Eisenhower of Abilene. A portion of I-70 running through the state was the first to be completed under the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956. That was 60 years ago. There is no question that interstate highways…… Continue reading Pros and Cons of the Interstate Highway System