Kansas, the Sunflower State, has 23 national parks, prairies, geological formations and lots of wide open spaces. What better way to see all of this than with an RV? Traveling by RV allows you to explore up close, has no time restrictions and no schedules that need to be followed. Unlike people who are in tour groups, RV travelers make their own time, go where they like and stay as long as they wish.
Cimarron National Grassland
With 108,175 acres in which to explore, you can hike to your hearts content at this park. Trek by rock cliffs, groves of cottonwood, in fields of grass and by sage brush and yucca that are scattered throughout this national park. Other activities include, camping, fishing, picnicking and bird watching. Check out the 3rd highest point in Kansas, Point of Rocks, from where it is possible to see Oklahoma and Colorado on clear days.
Rock City is home to around 200 gigantic Dakota sandstone spherical rocks. Some of these round rocks are as large as 27 feet in diameter and as tall as a house. These amazing spheres, which were formed millions of years ago, are a top tourist destination today. People are encouraged to climb and explore them and children even play hide-and-seek around them. Check out Donut Hole Rock and the Giant’s Chair.
Kanopolis State Park
Kansas’s first state park is a favorite for RV travelers and campers alike. There are 14 campgrounds at this beautiful park including 토토사이트 and 200 primitive campsites. The 12,500-acre Kanopolis (on the edge of a 3,500-acre lake) offers 25 miles of trails for hiking enthusiasts with some really cool water crossings and, for the fortunate, the sighting of a prairie dog town as well. There are also fishing opportunities and boat access. Wildlife sightings might include white-tailed deer, wildcats, prairie chickens, beaver, turkey and even coyote. The park also has some beaches, a marina, a picnic area, and equestrian campground and rental cabins.
Dorothy’s House Museum
Wizard of Oz fans can head on over to Dorothy’s House Museum in Liberal, Kansas, where tour guides lead guests down the Yellow Brick Road. As visitors pass dozens of Munchkins, the guide points things out while summarizing the story. Visitors can see Dorothy’s farmhouse, Toto in the basket, Glenda the Good Witch, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion. If you happen to be here in October, then you can also attend Liberal’s OzFest which features a parade, a scarecrow-making contest and lots of fun and good food.
One does not expect rock formations of this type outside Utah, however, that is just what you will find at the “Badlands” of Kansas. This area of Kansas, also famous for the fossils left over from when the region was an ocean around 80 million years ago, has bluffs and pinnacles, all made from chalk. See the Window, the Chalk Pyramids and many more spectacular chalk creations.