Tour Kansas

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Relive history. Hike the Flint Hills. Shop until you drop. Rough it on a ranch. Whatever your cup of tea – or cowboy coffee – you’ll find the perfect adventure that’s right for your group. Kansas is known for their frontier history, Wild West legends, and abundant hunting and fishing. They are also home to the only underground salt museum in the Western Hemisphere as well as natural geological wonders, which will make you stop and wonder if you’re even in Kansas anymore.

Atchison Area
Chamber of Commerce

Experience Haunted Atchison! Take a walking tour of Mount Vernon Cemetery. As one of the oldest cemeteries in Atchison, you will encounter impressive monuments and presentations of funeral and mourning customs. Dive in a little deeper and do some ghost hunting yourself! Ghost Hunting 101 will explain all you need to investigate on your own. Dinner is full of excitement with Murder Mystery Dinners. This interactive scenario lets you solve the mystery with your groups, along with a scrumptious buffet meal.
800-234-1854 | www.visitatchison.com

Chanute Area
Chamber of Commerce
Tour the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum! With four main touring areas including the Johnson Exhibition Gallery, Selsor Special Exhibits Gallery, Imperato West African Exhibit Gallery, and the 30-seat Snark Theater, this museum will keep your group entertained all day long. The Chanute Art Gallery hosts exhibits and unique art. Learn the history of the area at the Chanute Historical Museum or relax at Cardinal Drug Store with an old-fashioned soda!
620-431-3350 | www.chanutechamber.com

Dodge City
Convention & Visitors Bureau

As you walk the streets of Dodge City and experience their rich cowboy history, you’ll wonder what it was really like in the Old West. Located in southwest Kansas, just a few short hours from the big city, you can step back in time to a more laidback lifestyle with a touch of cowboy flair. Explore the city’s National Historic District with the Trail of Fame walking tour or hop on the Dodge City Trolley for a one-hour narrated tour! Explore the only limestone house in Dodge City at the Home of Stone, or marvel at the unique architecture of the Carnegie Arts Center.
800-OLD-WEST | www.visitdodgecity.org

Fort Scott Area
Chamber of Commerce

Fort Scott has a variety of fun agri-tourism outings for your groups. Milk a cow at Foster Dairy Farm. Discover the science of elk breeding at Anderson Elk Ranch. Learn how to grow lavender and other plants, or simply stroll through Fort Scott’s unique gardens. The Farmers’ Market takes place on Skubitz Plaza in front of the Fort from May to September, with a variety of herbs, produce and other seasonal favorites.
800-245-3678 | www.fortscott.com

City of Greensburg
The Big Well in Greensburg is a marvel of pioneer engineering that was completed in 1888 as the town’s original water supply. At 109 feet deep, this is a breathtaking sight to see and one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas. This new museum opened in May of 2012 and allows visitors to descend a spiral staircase into the Big Well and view exhibits that feature Greensburg’s history. Learn how the city rebuilt itself as a sustainable community after a tornado destroyed 95% of Greensburg in 2007.
620-723-2751 | www.greensburgks.org

Hays
Convention & Visitors Bureau

With easy access from the interstate, fun attractions, motorcoach-friendly lodging facilities, and unique restaurants, who wouldn’t want to visit Hays? Pet and brush the little Arabian horses at Blue Sky Miniature Horse Farm and learn how these petite little creatures are trained. Historic Fort Hays welcomes groups to view exhibits and artifacts about the Fort and its military history. Hays is also home to many art galleries and studios to venture through. Learn the history and heritage of the area with a stroll through downtown.
785-628-8202 | www.haysusa.net

Kansas City
Convention & Visitors Bureau
Meet the legendary Kansans and historical figures that make up Kansas City’s rich history. See the place where Lewis and Clark camped and tour Legends Outlets Kansas City to learn about Dwight Eisenhower, Amelia Earhart, Bob Dole and other great Kansans. Visit the many historical sites that set this city apart from everywhere else. For a farm adventure take a hayride through Cider Hill Family Orchard!
913-321-5800 | www.visitkansascityks.com

Leavenworth
Convention & Visitors Bureau

“The First City of Kansas” is home to historic Fort Leavenworth, the oldest active military post west of the Appalachian Mountains. Visit the Frontier Army Museum or take a tour of the Fort to learn about its history and why it’s known as the “Intellectual Center of the Army.” The C.W. Parker Carousel Museum is a new facility that features a fully operational, newly restored 1913 C.W. Parker Carousel.
913-758-2948 | www.firstcityofkansas.com

Liberal
Convention & Visitors Bureau

Discover the history of Seward County and learn about the area’s first European settlers at the Coronado Museum. Then take a guided tour through Dorothy’s House & the Land of Oz with Dorothy herself! At the Mid-America Air Museum, you’ll see over 100 unique aircraft, plus a hands-on science hall. Relax at the Baker Arts Center and browse through the library of numerous art and art-related books. Be sure to stop by the International Pancake Day Hall of Fame!
800-LIBERAL | www.visitliberal.com

Manhattan
Convention & Visitors Bureau

Visit the Flint Hills Discovery Center! Group tours are always astounded by the Immersive Experience Theater, as well as temporary exhibits like Amazing Dinosaurs, which was on display during the summer 2016 season. Temporary exhibits are rotated every few months, while permanent exhibits describe the geology of the Flint Hills region – the last remaining vestige of tallgrass prairie in North America. Visit Manhattan for the complete tallgrass prairie exhibit experience.
785-776-8829 | www.visitmanhattanks.org

Merriam
Visitors Bureau

There’s so much to see and do in Merriam! Pop into Georgetown Pharmacy Old Fashioned Soda Shop to enjoy a REAL old-fashioned soda and learn the history of the fountain. Entice your senses with a group tour of Mixture, a candle and bath & body manufacturing facility. LEE® Jeans Heritage Hall is also a must. Learn about the legendary LEE Jeans brand in a self-guided tour.
866-707-6534 | www.exploremerriam.com

Salina Area
Chamber of Commerce

Located at the crossroads of I-70 and I-135 in central Kansas, Salina is an easy destination and well worth the journey! Take an interactive trip around the world at the wildlife museum of Rolling Hills Zoo and see 64,000 square feet of exhibits that are sure to fascinate and educate. Take a stroll downtown to find a wide selection of unique shops, delicious eateries, entertaining theatres, historical museums and one-of-a-kind local art!
785-827-9301 | www.visitsalinaks.org

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