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The 35 best things to do in Manhattan, Kansas

Experience college-town excitement in beautiful Manhattan, Kansas. I enjoy visiting the Little Apple whenever possible. Who wouldn’t? After all, the Flint Hills’ scenic beauty surrounds Kansas State University’s home. The city of 55,000 people retains its small-town feel with midwestern charm, and every amenity is easily accessible. The city’s two shopping districts, Aggieville and Downtown […]

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Experience the Midwest Dream Car Collection in Manhattan

Billy Ocean sang, “Get out of my dreams; get into my car!” If the singer visited the Midwest Dream Car Collection (MDCC) in Manhattan, he’d find the dream was the car. Visit Manhattan and the Midwest Dream Car Collection sponsored my visit, but all opinions are mine. The unique automotive collection and its spacing make

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 Visit Lucas, Kansas Grassroots Art Capital

Lucas is the quirkiness capital of Kansas, and Samuel Perry Dinsmoor led the way after the Civil War. The self-taught artist explained his Populist philosophy with concrete as his medium in the early 1900s. Many Russell County residents thought his Garden of Eden was embarrassing. His commentary on modern civilization made them look bad, they

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The 19 best things to do when you visit Salina, Kansas

Explore Salina, Crossroads of America Salina, Kansas, is a charming city at the crossroads of America, where Interstate 70 and Interstate 135 meet. Salina is an ideal destination because of its rich history, vibrant culture, and friendly locals. It’s just under 50,000 in population, so visitors enjoy big-city amenities with small-town warmth and friendliness. Visit

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11 things to do in attractive Wilson, Kansas

Fewer than 900 people call Wilson home, but the small town full of Czech heritage in the heart of the Smoky Hills offers plenty to attract visitors. It’s only 15 minutes from Wilson State Park, home of the clearest lake in Kansas. The World’s Largest Czech Egg stands proudly in Wilson’s Ed & LaVange Shiroky

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Abilene, Kansas: 19 things to do in a cowtown

Abilene, Kansas, calls itself “The Cowtown That Raised a President,” Dwight Eisenhower. Abilene preserves its Wild West and White House history with a friendly Kansas welcome.  Like the cowboys on the Chisholm Trail who drove their longhorns to Abilene, we’ll saddle up and ride for Abilene. The city has earned numerous awards for its attractions

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Eisenhower in Abilene: 17 places to visit

Abilene, Kansas, is the home of Dwight Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States. The pleasant city 130 miles west of Kansas City hosts the Eisenhower Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home, as well as many other Eisenhower-related sites. On June 22, 1945, General of the Army Dwight Eisenhower returned to Abilene after the United

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37 reasons to see exciting Junction City

Recreation, history, and top-notch cuisine come together in Geary County, Kansas, home to Junction City, Fort Riley, and Milford Reservoir, the state’s largest lake. Despite enjoying the state’s largest reservoir, Geary County, on Interstate 70 between Manhattan and Abilene, is an often-overlooked gem. Its Northeast Kansas location gives it an unbeatable drive-time radius. We’re about

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