South Central Kansas

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11 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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15 Kansas Places to Find Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz describes the story of Dorothy, a little girl from rural Kansas, in the magical land of Oz. In the book’s and movie’s introductions, a tornado whisked her from her sepia-toned Kansas life into the Technicolor world of Oz.  Your Yellow Brick Road has arrived at the right destination if you’re seeking the

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The top five things to do in Greensburg, Kansas

Gloria Gaynor should appreciate Greensburg, Kansas. Greensburg lived her song, “I Will Survive.” After a devastating EF-5 tornado nearly wiped it off the map, the small city two hours west of Wichita arose from rubble. After that devastating day, May 4, 2007, they decided to build back better. They have turned the “green” into Greensburg’s

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Experience the top 23 Kansas civil rights sites

I visited some of these sites as part of hosted tours, but, as always, all opinions are my own. Kansas was born in blood and fire. While people like John Brown and William Quantrill violently pursued the conflict, others used quieter means. During the fighting, free-staters helped freedom seekers escape slavery through the Underground Railroad. After the raids ended,

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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 entices 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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The 12 best places to visit in Kansas

Enjoy the 12 best places to visit in Kansas Kansas is full of numerous beautiful and often quirky small cities. I love Kansas City and Wichita, but the state’s smaller places are the heart of Kansas. After 30 years of traveling throughout Kansas, these are my 12 best places to visit in Kansas. Leavenworth, Cottonwood

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