History buffs can explore the state’s legendary cowboy towns, civil war spots or visit Kansas’ countless museums, which celebrate the state’s pioneer, aviation, farming and Native American legacies. Outdoor enthusiasts would be remiss to skip the chance to see American bison up close at two of the state’s wildlife refuges. And for nature lovers, Kansas is home to the largest remaining stand of tallgrass prairie in North America.
Sand strikers, also known as bobbit worms, are primitive-looking creatures that lack eyes, or even a brain. Despite this, they are savage predators who shoot out grapple-like hooks to reel in passing fish.