Tag Archive: Kansas Attractions

Jun 26

Chase Lake Falls – Cottonwood Falls, Kansas

Chase Lake Falls is a scenic spillway waterfall located near Cottonwood Falls, Kansas.  Like many waterfalls in the state they are man-made from reservoirs.  Meaning that their beauty and water flow is determined by the amount of water in the lake they flow from. On our particular visit to Chase Lake Falls the water was …

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Jun 24

Tallgrass Prairie Natural Preserve: Kansas  

Set in the rolling Flint Hills of Kansas is the tallgrass prairie last hope.  Once covering 170 million acres of North American land the tallgrass prairie is down to less than 4%.  The Tallgrass Prairie Nature Preserve protects 11,000 acres of that once vast sea of grass.  It gives its visitors a chance to walk …

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Feb 08

Spring Break ideas in Kansas

Spring break is right around the corner.  As a teacher, I think I am just as excited about it as my students.  The year is slowly winding down and one last break before the big gear up for finals, standardized testing, and end of the year projects.  Spring break offers that last chance to get …

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Jan 28

Flint Hills Discovery Center – Manhattan, Kansas

At first glance the Plains do not seem like much.  Heck after a second and much longer glance it can still seem devoid of eye catching beauty.  However, a visit to the Flint Hills Discover Center will quickly cause you to reconsider.  As we learned at the history center the Plains are a robust ecosystem …

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Jan 15

Museum of the Kansas National Guard

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The Museum of Kansas National Guard in Topeka, Kansas came on our radar as we were looking for free attractions to see while visiting my parents.  On a fixed teacher’s salary, we are always on the lookout for free.  We usually end up at some nice places.  If not, we can’t really complain because it …

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Jan 09

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site: Topeka, Kansas

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic site showcases a pivotal point in American History.  On the grounds of what used to be Monroe Elementary School.  One of the four segregated elementary schools for African Americans in Topeka in the early 1950s.  This historic site helps explain the background for the Supreme Court’s landmark decision …

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Jan 07

Debruce Center: University of Kansas

The Debruce Center is a part of the rich basketball experience that can be had during a visit to the University of Kansas in Lawrence.  The permanent home to the rules of basketball.  The original typed two sheets of paper crafted by Dr. James Naismith to keep 18 young men busy in 1891.  These 13 …

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Jan 04

Natural History Museum: KU

For the longest time, I never paid much attention to the university museums.  However, I am starting to have a change heart with the few that we have visited.  The KU Biodiversity Institute and National History Museum was a pleasant experience.  Very similar to our visit to the Sam Noble Museum at OU and the …

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Jan 03

Prairie Park Nature Center: Lawrence, Kansas

Our girls loved the Prairie Park Nature Center in Lawrence, Kansas.  After taking them to the Booth Family Hall of Athletics, KU Hall of Fame, we thought it would be nice to take them to something a little bit more their speed.  Prairie Park Nature Center hit it out of the park for our kids.  …

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Dec 28

Booth Family Hall of Athletics: Kansas University

The legends of sport echo throughout the Booth Family Hall of Athletics.  A rich colorful history from the first team created at KU, the 1879 baseball team to today’s current athletes.  It is all here.  James Naismith, Billy Mills, Gale Sayers, Wilt Chamberlain, Paul Pierce, and all the greats before and after.  The stars are …

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