Tag Archive: Kansas

Jul 05

Great Zoo Exhibit: The Tropics


The Tropics is a fun exhibit to visit at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita.  A popular attraction since it first opened its door.  Even more popular now since its $3-million-dollar renovation in 2015.  Home to bugs, birds, reptiles, and mammals.  The Tropics is a great place to sit down and enjoy nature in action.  The …

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Jun 23

Great Zoo Exhibit: Elephants of the Zambezi River Valley


Elephants of the Zambezi River Valley is the latest outstanding exhibit on display at the Sedgwick County Zoo.  Located in Wichita, Kansas the Sedgwick County Zoo is the number 1 rated outdoor attraction in the state.  Now with the Elephants of the Zambezi River Valley, the zoo’s newest and most expensive exhibit, there number one …

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Jun 20

Great Plains Nature Center: Wichita


Great Plains Nature Center is located in Wichita’s Chisholm Creek Park.   It is a great free attraction in Kansas.  Since there was no cost we figured it would be a wonderful opportunity to get out and stretch our legs during our road trip.  It was.  Great Plains Nature Center is one of the best of …

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Jun 19

Cowley Lake Waterfall: Kansas


Cowley Lake Waterfall is a beautiful waterfall located in Kansas of all places.  Growing up in the Jayhawker State I always thought that I had to head out east or west to see a significant waterfall.  A land that is rumored to be flatter than a pancake could not possibly have one. Boy was I …

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Mar 17

Kansas Children’s Discovery Center


What a fantastic place, the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.  This Children’s Museum located in Topeka, Kansas was a joy for my two kids.  The three-year-old has talked about it several times since our visit.  Also the one-year-old had so much fun in their Little Sprouts area.  Karen and I were really impressed with the Kansas …

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Feb 20

Fort Larned: National Historic Site


Fort Larned is the nation’s best-preserved fort from the Plains Indian War Era.  Established in 1859 to protect people traveling on the Santa Fe Trail.  Fort Larned became one of the more important posts in the west during its 20-year operation.  Today the fort looks much the same as it did back then.  A visit …

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Mar 05

Eisenhower Museum: A Fitting Tribute

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The Dwight D. Eisenhower Museum in Abilene, Kansas is a fine example of a presidential museum.  Should you find yourself driving across the state of Kansas make sure to stop and visit this excellent presidential library.  At the Eisenhower Museum you will get the chance to visit the Eisenhower Library with a collection of books …

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Oct 21

Ted Ensley Gardens: Take in the Beauty of Nature

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Ted Ensley Gardens is a small but beautiful 9.5 acre free garden located in Topeka, Kansas.  It is close to where my parents live and we have visited it several times over the last few years when we take walks on the Lake Shawnee Trail.  We have seen it in fall, spring, and summer and …

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Sep 26

Cosmosphere: a Kansas Attraction that is out of this World

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The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center is a world class museum situated in the little town of Hutchinson, Kansas about 45 minutes northwest of Wichita. This Smithsonian-affiliated museum houses the largest collection of Russian space artifacts outside of Russia and has the second largest collection of space artifacts in the world. Only the National Air and …

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Aug 28

Rolling Hills Zoo: “2” Good to be True


Rolling Hills Zoo is a wonderful little zoo located in what would seem an unlikely place Salina Kansas, but thank God that it is there because it is a long flat trip from Kansas City to Denver.  Karen and I saw billboards for the Rolling Hills Zoo on I70 and they caught our eye and …

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