There's something about Kansas that's hard to put your finger on. One of the nation's major metropolitan papers described Kansas as a "fabled place," a reservoir of authentic American experience. Kansas has always been a place with enough space and enough promise for people to dream and make big things happen. We invite you to explore the "massive, subtle place" that is Kansas, where openness and opportunity are as big as you think.

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 will be happy to know that Kansas is still home on the range to the American bison, which can be viewed up close at two of the state’s wildlife refuges and along the highways in Western Kansas and the Flint Hills. And for nature lovers, Kansas is home to the largest remaining stand of tallgrass prairie in North America, providing a glimpse of what the continent looked like 200 years ago. From the Kansas Statehood Ball in Abilene every January to the Chocolate Festival in Alton every December, Kansas also treats the traveler to various festivals, fairs and events throughout the year.

More Recent Stories »