United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 http://www.supplementscart.com/nitrocut/
  2. 2 Planning a 12-13 Day Cali Trip SF to SD
  3. 3 Ouray to Aspen or Carbondale to Estes
  4. 4 Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Zion..
  5. 5 good restaurant near Nawiliwili port, Kauai
  6. 6 Luau Worth the Money or Not?
  7. 7 Uber from Baton Rouge to N.O. Airport
  8. 8 Train from east cost to west coast
  9. 9 Civilian Visit to Schofield Barracks and Kolekole Pass
  10. 10 Trip Report Walking at Ka'anapali Beach
  11. 11 Solo Trip to Mid-West
  12. 12 Arches or Zion?
  13. 13 Route 66
  14. 14 3wks in USA, flying in & out of LA, in Jan 2018
  15. 15 Which National Park summer 2018 with kids
  16. 16 Charleston Itinerary Feedback Please
  17. 17 Hiking from Aspen to Crested Butte
  18. 18 Any nice condo's to stay in Seaside, Florida?
  19. 19 Where to go for a long winter vacation in Florida, Panama City Beach??
  20. 20 Driving through Chicago area to Wisconsin
  21. 21 Restaurant recommendations in falmouth/mashpee, ma area
  22. 22 Travel Friday Harbor to Olympic Peninsula?
  23. 23 Trip Report Trip Report Part 2 (w/teens) - Zion, Bryce and Park City
  24. 24 Trip Report Northern California Gardens.
  25. 25 Trip Report NEW ORLEANS AND CAJUN COUNTRY...A WEEK-LONG FOOD QUEST
View next 25 » Back to the top

Some Kansas Road Trip Highlights

Jump to last reply

1) Going towards Wichita on 35, we were surprised and awed by the vast, rolling Flint Hills. Replete with grazing cattle as far as the eye could see across a velvety green vista, we kept repeating ourselves,"Wow!".
2) In Wichita, breakfast at the Eaton was so scrumptious, we went back again the next day. Get the corner table by the windows on a sunny morning and prepare to relax as the staff treats you very well indeed and you bliss out on the food. Then go to the little bakery for a cupcake with a giant frosting flower on top or some other yummy decadent confection. Carrie Nation smashed up the bar here once...no respect for the architecture.
3) The Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, northwest of Wichita. Affiliated with the Smithsonian(s), a fabulous, highly informative and creative effort to describe the whole dang space race, with a huge collection of US, Russian, and Nazi equipment and stories to go with them. Plus an Imax, plus a planetarium, plus a crazy genius scientist lab show. It just goes on and on.
4) Wamego (E of Manhattan, W of Topeka) has an Oz museum right on its tiny town main street. It houses a huge collection of Oz memorabilia and a little dog named Toto greets you at the door. Check out the restored theater just a couple of doors down ~ it's made from Chicago World's Fair pavilions.
5) Amelia Earhart's birthplace in Atchison (NE border). It sits on a street that runs parallel to the Missouri (where Lewis and Clark stopped, too). You can sit on the front porch on a rocker and watch the birds catch the updrafts over the river and imagine Amelia having done the same thing. The house is lovely inside and out, with a sort of presence about it. I had tears in my eyes.
Hope this helps a few travelers. We loved Kansas. We went in May, before it was too hot. Roads were mostly fine. We plan on returning to explore Kansas City and the far western part sometime.

17 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement