If your groups are looking for new and exciting vacation adventures, then Kansas is the place you want to be! History buffs can explore the state’s legendary cowboy towns or visit Kansas’ countless museums. Outdoor lovers will be ecstatic to know Kansas is still home on the range to the American bison. And for nature lovers, Kansas is home to the largest remaining stand of tallgrass prairie in North America, providing a glimpse of what the continent looked like 200 years ago! Read on to discover all Kansas has to offer for your group tours of any type!
Cloud County Convention and Tourism
Come visit the world’s longest sculpted brick mural in Concordia, Kansas! Our step-on guides will challenge you to a fun game of “I Spy” on this amazing mural, carved out of 6,400 extra large bricks. Learn why over 250,000 orphaned or abandoned children were sent out from New York to new homes across the U.S. at the National Orphan Train Museum. Imagine yourself performing in the theatre known as the “Exquisite Gem of the Prairie,” the Brown Grand Theatre. Discover amazing art and history in the halls and gardens of the Nazareth Convent. A former WWII POW Camp, one of the largest collections of old toys, and other fun quirky spots can be found at Concordia. We offer free itinerary set-up, step-on guide service, welcome bags and a special treat at the end of the day.
785-243-4303 / www.CloudCountyTourism.com
Emporia Convention and Visitors Bureau
As official Founding City of Veterans Day, Emporia is also home to a beautiful zoo, botanically lush with floral displays spring through fall. Your step-on guide takes you around town telling of our history, ghost stories, military and political tidbits. Learn about one of Kansas’ most famous people with a guided tour of the state historic site; the William Allen White House. End with a visit to the Granada District and enjoy tours and refreshments. Free itinerary set-up and visitor packets. We’re right on your way and conveniently located on Interstate 35.
800-279-3730 / www.EmporiaKSChamber.org
Liberal Convention and Visitors Bureau
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Dorothy’s official hometown of Liberal, Kansas where you will find wide-open spaces, spectacular sunsets, history, culture and a wide variety of activities and attractions. With Dorothy’s House and the Land of Oz, Mid-America Air Museum, Baker Arts Center, Coronado Museum and two restored train depots, over 800 motel rooms, more than 35 restaurants and all the services travelers need, Liberal offers something for everyone on your tour.
1-800-LIBERAL / www.VisitLiberal.com
Merriam Visitors Bureau
Merriam, Kansas…next door neighbors to Kansas City! Just minutes from all major metro favorites including casinos, museums, attractions, restaurants and shopping, Merriam offers full or half-day itineraries for groups of all ages. We invite you to visit the world-famous K.C. Strings Violin Shop, an inspiring place where string instruments are crafted, sold and played in symphonies across the globe. Go back in time to learn about soda jerks while you sip a hand-made strawberry soda from the Georgetown Pharmacy’s Old Fashioned Soda Shop. Uncover your inner rock star as your group takes the stage for a karaoke jam at GuitarLamp. View the creation and sample the sweetness of swirled dessert bread at Strawberry Hill Povitica (as seen on QVC). In Merriam, we have a tour for all seasons and senses. Contact the Merriam Visitors Bureau today to begin your group’s getaway in KC. Ask about our group hotel discounts and motor coach incentive program.
866-707-6534 / www.ExploreMerriam.com
Rolling Hills Zoo
Located in the heart of Kansas, Rolling Hills Zoo awes and inspires visitors with more than 300 animals representing over 105 different species exhibited in a park on 100 acres of Kansas prairie. One of the world’s premier collections of full mount animals, our Wildlife Museum proudly displays over 400 animals in full immersion naturalistic dioramas! Tour groups will find plenty of free, secure parking with drop offs proximal to admission gates. Both escort and driver receive free admission. An on-site restaurant has meals available throughout the day. “Meet and Greet” service is offered with options for narrated tram tours and plenty of rest rooms. Groups will delight at the treasures and souvenirs available in our two gift shops. Rolling Hills offers personal assistance with your itinerary planning. Rolling Hills Zoo is open year round, seven days a week. We look forward to seeing you in 2013 and future years!
785-827-9488 / www.RollingHillsWildlife.com
Topeka Convention and Visitors Bureau
Topeka offers a wide variety of group-friendly activities for all seasons, indoors and out. View beautiful architecture and hundreds of tulips embedded along the streets of downtown or take in some Kansas history at the State Capitol. Experience Topeka in its original state at historic Old Prairie Town and enjoy tulips, lush gardens and an old-fashioned cream soda. Tour and lunch at the beautifully restored Great Overland Station and see a presentation by the conductor and Harvey girls. Looking to satisfy your taste buds? Sample imported cheeses and sip fine wine at a Topeka winery, or visit Hazel Hill Chocolate and take part in a chocolate-making demonstration while learning the history of Hazel Hill and sampling goodies. Topeka is a beautiful city full of history, beauty and culture. Schedule your visit today!
800-235-1030 / www.VisitTopeka.com