Kansas is my home state and I’m proud to showcase my favorite things to do and see in the state of Kansas on this page, because sometimes there really is no place like home!

Here are the latest Kansas travel inspiration posts:

  • Ft. Riley ghost tour: the best haunted experience in Kansas

    Ft. Riley ghost tour: the best haunted experience in Kansas

    Ft. Riley Kansas has a long and haunted history. Every October, the Historical Society ushers visitors around Historic Main Post for their annual Ghost Tour. The tour stops at various spots of particular haunted interest, where listeners are treated to hair raising tales of the fort’s resident ghosts. Table of Contents What is the ghost …


  • It’s Scream time! visitors guide, to the Haunted Cannery El Dorado Kansas

    It’s Scream time! visitors guide, to the Haunted Cannery El Dorado Kansas

    It’s that time of the year….ghost, goblins, and things that go bump in the night! The Haunted Cannery in El Dorado Kansas does a frighteningly fantastic job of bringing all of your nightmares life. You will find a colorful fluorescent light feast for the eyes, with scares around every corner. The cannery has been in …


  • Day trip Kansas: Home on the Range, Plumlee Buffalo Ranch tours

    Day trip Kansas: Home on the Range, Plumlee Buffalo Ranch tours

    9 miles south of Wamego Kansas, just off of I-70, is the Plumlee Buffalo Ranch, a 400 acre working ranch owned and operated by Larry and Shirley Plumlee. . In addition to being a working ranch, they offer private tours…a chance to get up close and personal with animals that have been roaming the Kansas …


  • Daytrip Wamego Kansas, because sometimes there really is no place like home!

    Daytrip Wamego Kansas, because sometimes there really is no place like home!

    Wamego Kansas has taken the Wizard of Oz theme, ran with it, and really done a fantastic job! Spend a day here, and you will be transported to a colorful, Oz infused, feast for the eyes. Although they have gone to great lengths to make you feel like a whirling tornado transported you to the …


  • All things Oz…Kansas Wizard of Oz Museum, Wamego

    All things Oz…Kansas Wizard of Oz Museum, Wamego

    Dorothy Gale, a farm girl from Kansas, and her little dog Toto were blown into the most fantastical of adventures by a Kansas tornado. After touching down in the Land of Oz, she quickly realized that they weren’t in Kansas anymore. People around the world associate Kansas with the famous tale. Tell someone you’re from …


  • City Park, Wamego Kansas : history, veterans memorial, Dutch windmill and a perfect spot to relax!

    City Park, Wamego Kansas : history,  veterans memorial, Dutch windmill and a perfect spot to relax!

    One could spend the better part of a day in Wamego City park, exploring and relaxing. The park was quiet, peaceful, and really quite stunning! Let’s explore City Park, Wamego Kansas! Table of Contents The PondThe Old Dutch MillWamego Historical MuseumVeterans Memorial The Pond According to the “Explore Wamego’s History” pamphlet, “The pond in City …


  • Fancy Creek Hiking Trail guide, Randolph Kansas: nature’s beauty in the Flint Hills of Kansas

    Fancy Creek Hiking Trail guide, Randolph Kansas: nature’s beauty in the Flint Hills of Kansas

    Fancy Creek Trail, just outside of Randolph Kansas, is my favorite local trail. If you like shade, it is one of the best hiking trails in Kansas with tree cover and is accessible almost year round. Table of Contents Fancy Creek Hiking Trail guide: Let’s talk about the trail! trail signs: is the trail shaded?Scenic overlook:bathrooms …


  • Lawrence River Hiking (and biking) Trails in Kansas: a guide for hikers

    Lawrence River Hiking (and biking) Trails in Kansas: a guide for hikers

    The Lawrence River Trail is maintained by the Lawrence Mountain Bike Club. It’s an 8.75 mile extremely well maintained, mostly shaded…


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When to come to Kansas

You should know that we do have some extreme weather in Kansas. You can find out what the weather trends are in the state of Kansas here: Weather Atlas