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 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. Each year, as summer approaches its end, …


  • 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

    9 miles south of Wamego Kansas, just off of I-70, is the Plumlee Buffalo Ranch. Plumlee Ranch is 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 …


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

    road signs directing you to wamego kansas land of oz USA road to oz

    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…The Oz Museum, Wamego Kansas

    artwork from the exterior of the oz museum wamego kansas

    With over 2,000 items, the Oz Museum, in Wamego Kansas, boasts one of the largest private collections of Oz collectables and memorabilia in the world, and in 2021 earned a spot on USA Today’s “Best Pop Culture Museum List.” Their collection includes 1st edition books by L Frank Baum, hand prints from some of the …


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

    old Dutch Mill. Schonhoff Dutch Mill city park wamego kansas

    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

    thistle flowers plant life fancy creek hiking trail randolph 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

    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