Kansas is a little off the beaten track for many tourists from the UK, but there is much to discover in the “Sunflower State”. Explore the state’s legendary cowboy towns or visit Kansas’ many outstanding museums, which capture the state’s pioneer and Native American history. For nature lovers, Kansas is home to the largest remaining tallgrass prairie in North America, providing a glimpse of what the continent looked like 200 years ago.
At least 90% of the land area in Kansas is devoted to agriculture. Though hunted to the very brink of extinction buffalo have made a comeback in Kansas with more than 6,000 head raised on ranches and refuges and they can be viewed up close at two of the state’s wildlife refuges and along the highways in Western Kansas and the Flint Hills.
So what else would you visit Kansas to see? Well, how about the towering sandstone pillars of Monument Rocks, a stay on a working cattle ranch, bird watching at the Cimarron National Grasslands or travelling a part of the legendary Santa Fe Trail. And if that isn’t enough you could always make your way over to Cawker City to visit the world’s largest ball of twine. Yes, really!