Thanks to COVID 19, travel plans most likely have to be modified this year. Like most people, I had to change my plans to incorporate more road trips, which led me to my road trip through Kansas. “What’s there to do in Kansas,” you ask? A whole lot! Even limiting my adventures to remain close to I-70, Kansas has a lot hidden gems that made my road trip time fly by. I’ve typed it all up so you can go on your own mini-adventure through this awesome midwestern state.
Eating in Salina
We stopped in Salina at the famous Cozy Inn for sliders. Why stop for sliders? Well, Cozy Inn is said to be the burger place that invented the delicacy that is the slider, and Cozy Inn’s are pretty bleeping good! Chances are good that the cook is also the owner, which makes this an even more authentic stop.
Presidents in Abilene
You can also stop in Abilene, home of President Dwight Eisenhower (whose presidency is also responsible for our interstate system!) to see the presidential library, museum, and final resting place of our 34th president. Abilene itself is a delightful stop on your Kansas road trip, its exactly what you think a small town in Kansas would look like.
Historical Moments in Topeka
Interested in more US history? Look no further than the Capital city of Topeka, home of the ground breaking Brown vs Board of Education case that ended segregation in schools. The museum is part of the national park service, and is an important part of US history.
Roadside Stops around Kansas
If you have more time to venture off the beaten path ( or interstate), Kansas is full of options. It’s home to the worlds largest ball of twine, a notoriously haunted cemetery, and a replica of Dorothy’s house with a certain witches legs sticking out. While no one is going to mistake it for New York City (although there IS a Manhattan, Kansas), there are plenty of adventures that await you if you decide to venture through this state in the middle of the USA.
I work to live! I live in Colorado, have seen 39 US states and 10 countries, and love the touristy things!