America’s Byways

Enjoy state- and nationally-designated road trips, which have been curated to give you the best Great American Road Trip experience.

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9 best things in Chase County Kansas

Chase County’s twin cities, Cottonwood Falls and Strong City, are nestled in the Cottonwood River Valley, and the Cottonwood River runs between them. No Chase County community tops 1,000 population, so space is plentiful. The serene valley surrounded by the soothing Flint Hills invites visitors to unwind. You have not lived until you visit Chase …

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The 10 best things to do in alluring Great Bend

The 10 best things to do in alluring Great Bend America’s largest inland marsh, Cheyenne Bottoms allures vast flocks of birds to Great Bend. Especially during spring migration, the Bottoms are a mecca for migratory and upland bird species. So many birds come that the Bottoms are a Wetland of International Importance. The Bottoms and …

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Walk with Lincoln on the Kansas Lincoln Trail

Follow Abraham Lincoln’s footsteps on the Kansas Lincoln Trail “If I went West, I think I would go to Kansas — to Leavenworth or Atchison.” — Abraham Lincoln, 1860 Lincoln wasn’t blowing smoke when he said he’d go to Kansas. He had already visited the state before politics’ requirements take him back East permanently. In …

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Kansas geography: 5 flags, 4 corners, and 3 centers

Kansas geography: 5 flags, 4 corners, and 3 centers What do Haiti, Florida, and Texas, and a piece of cardboard have to do with Kansas geography? Everything. Before Old Glory reigned over all of Kansas, four other flags waved above the state: Spain, France, Mexico, and Texas. Even after the United States gathered the entire …

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Get your kicks on Route 66 in Kansas

Get your kicks on Route 66 in Kansas Unfortunately, Route 66‘s lyrics skip the 13.2 miles of Route 66 in Kansas. But you shouldn’t. Galena, Riverton, and Baxter Springs offer more to explore than most 13-mile Route 66 sections. Unlike much of Route 66, Kansas didn’t turn its Mother Road into an Interstate. Therefore, you’re …

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The 6 best things to do in Allamakee County

Enjoy the 6 best things to do in Allamakee County Allamakee County (pronounced ALL-uh-muh-KEE) in Northeast Iowa is home to incredible views along the Mississippi River, including the Yellow River State Forest. Numerous outdoor experiences await your exploration. As you would expect from Roxie on the Road, traveling the entire Great River Road is on …

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Midwest Road Trip Adventures book

Join our Midwest Road Trip Adventures

Order the must-read book Midwest Road Trip Adventures I’m so excited to tell you about the book — our book — Midwest Road Trip Adventures. The book is a detailed guide for road trippers, and you must have it. Order directly from the publisher and choose my name, Roxie Yonkey, in the author dropdown menu. …

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