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QUADRANT LOCATOR: The quadrant indicators (in brackets after each location name) are provided to help locate an attraction. The quadrant is based on dividing the state into four quadrants with the apex running through the geographical center of the state. For some states with outlying geographic areas, this may present a distorted view but is the best way I can think of to determine this information.

NOTE: If price is shown: 0$ = free, $ = under $10, $$ = $10 to $30, $$$ = $30 and above

Abilene [NE]
  • Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad, Attraction: 10-mile train ride over rolling flatlands, $
  • Brookville Hotel, Attraction: Home-style chicken dinners, $$
  • Dickinson County Heritage Center & Museum, Attraction: Early agricultural cow town, homemaking, industry, relics of pioneer life, antique carousel, blacksmith exhibit, log cabin, $
  • Eisenhower Center (2 mi S of I-70 at junction with SR15
    • Eisenhower Home, Attraction: Boyhood home of President Eisenhower, 0$
    • Eisenhower Museum, Attraction: Items relating to President Eisenhower's life & experiences, 0$
  • Museum of Independent Telephony, Attraction: History of the telephone and its early proprietors since the original patent issued to Graham Bell in 1876, $
Alma [NE]
  • Wabaunsee County Historical Museum, Attraction: General store, textile shop, 1900s schoolroom, American Indian artifacts, 1925 Model T, 1223 Reo fire truck, 0$
Arkansas City [SE]
  • Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum (1.5 mi S of Arkansas City on US77), Attraction: Depicts the 1893 land rush when 150,000 settlers raced to claim 6 million acres, $
Ashland [SW]
  • Pioneer-Krier Museum, Attraction: Historical items in late 1800s room settings, bridle bit reported to belong to Coronado's expedition, barbed wire collection, American Indian artifacts, 0$
Atchison [NE]
  • Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum, Attraction: Learn about the life of Amelia Earhart, $
  • Atchison County Historical Society Museum, Attraction: Amelia Earhart memorabilia, railroad & steamboat artifacts, antique weapons, 0$
  • Evah C. Cray Historical Home Museum, Attraction: 1882 home resembles a Scottish castle, 1800s period rooms with antiques, $
Baldwin City [NE]
  • Midland Railway, Attraction: Travel through woods and farmland, over a 200-ft bridge in early 1900s coaches, $
Belleville [NE]
  • Republic County Historical Museum (0.5 E of US81 on US36), Attraction: Historical clothing, furniture, & other relics from area, 1870s log cabin, 1904 church, 0$
Benton [SE]
  • Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Dinner, Attraction: Chuckwagon style dinners & Western music, $$
  • Hopalong Cassidy Cowboy Museum, Attraction: World's largest collection of Hopalong memorabilia, $
  • Wagons Ho RV Park, Attraction: Partial hookups, $$
Beloit [NE]
  • Mitchell County Museum (1 mi S of US24), Attraction: Period rooms, collections of glassware, tools, clothing, 0$
Bonner Springs [NE]
  • National Agricultural Center, Attraction: Antique farm machinery & implements, re-created early 1900s rural village, narrow-gauge railroad, $
  • Wyndotte County Museum, Attraction: History of emigrant American Indian tribes, development of industry, & arrival of Europeans, 0$
Burlington [SE]
  • Coffey County Museum at Burlington, Attraction: Collections of firearms & arrowheads, restored 1896 one-room schoolhouse, 1895 church, 0$
Carniero [NE]
  • Mushroom Rock State Park, Attraction: Unusual rocks shaped like mushrooms, 0$
Coffeyville [SE]
  • Prairie Museum of Art & History, Attraction: Bisque & china dolls, toys, ceramics, glass, textiles, furniture, furnished sod house, wooden-fan windmill, country church, one-room school, $
Concordia [NE]
  • Cloud County Historical Museum, Attraction: History of local WWII POW camp, Steuben glass collection, 1928 Blosser airplane, antique toy collection, $
Council Grove [NE]
  • Hays House, Attraction: Home style food
  • Kaw Mission State Historic Site, Attraction: Mission-period artifacts, 1851 school for Kaw Indian children, 0$
Dodge City [SW]
  • Boot Hill, Attraction: Historic cemetery, Fort Dodge jail, replica of 1870s Front Street, $
  • Ford Home of Stone & Museum, Attraction: 2.5-ft thick limestone walls, rooms furnished in period, memorabilia of pioneer women, 0$
  • Fort Dodge (on US 400), Attraction: Stone building erected in 1867, military artifacts, 0$
  • Santa Fe Trail at Dodge City (9 mi W of Dodge City), Attraction: Remnants of the trail that helped settle the SW in the mid-1800s
El Dorado [SE]
  • Kansas Oil & Gas Museum, Attraction: Replica of a 1920s oil town, oil pumps, & drilling machinery, $
Elk Falls [SE]
  • Elk River Gorge, Attraction: View falls at the bottom of gorge from 1893 Iron Truss Bridge
Elkhart [SW]
  • Cimarron National Grassland
  • Point of Rocks, Attraction: Important point on Santa Fe Trail
Ellis [NW]
  • Ellis Railroad Museum, Attraction: Re-created station, railroad cars, period clothing, over 1,600 dolls, train rides on on-third scale streamliner, $
Ellsworth [NE]
  • Hodgden House Museum Complex, Attraction: 1878 house, church, livery stable, rural storehouse, general store in log building, farm machinery, $
  • Mushroom Rock State Park (off Rte141), Attraction: 25-ft tall rocks shaped from soft sandstone by the winds
Emporia [SE]
  • Lyon County Historical Museum, Attraction: Settlement of Lyon County, pioneer items, log cabin furnished in period, 0$
Fairway [NE]
  • Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site, Attraction: Mission & school for American Indian children established in 1839, 0$
Fort Riley [NE]
  • Custer House, Attraction: Named in honor Lt Col George Custer, 0$
  • First Territorial Capitol of Kansas State Historic Site (Exit 301 off I-70), Attraction: 1855 building housed early government, 0$
  • Fort Riley Regimental Museum (Bldg 203), Attraction: Displays regarding 4 major campaigns which the First Infantry participated in, 0$
  • United States Cavalry Museum (Bldg 205), History of the mounted horse soldier from 1775 to 1950, 0$
Goessel [SE]
  • Mennonite Heritage Museum, Attraction: Replica of barracks-like immigrant house built by the railroad for new arrivals, early items from households, farms, schools, & churches, $
Goodland [NW]
  • Goodland High Plains Museum, Attraction: Replica of first patented helicopter from 1910, 1902 Holsman rope-driven automobile, pioneer memorabilia, 0$
Great Bend [SW]
  • Barton County Historical Village (S on US281), Attraction: 10 buildings including schoolhouse, church, pioneer rock house, depot, post office, blacksmith shop, barns, $
Greensburg [SW]
  • Big Well, Attraction: 32-ft diameter, 109-ft deep hand-dug well, stairs to bottom of well, $
Hanover [NE]
  • Hollenberg Pony Express Station (1 mi E of Hanover on Rte243), Attraction: Only unaltered station still standing in its original location, general store, $
Hays [NW]
  • Ellis County Historical Society Museum, Attraction: Replica of early schoolroom, other exhibits, $
  • Fort Hays State Historic Site, Attraction: Restored buildings of Fort Hays including stone guardhouse, blockhouse, officers' quarters, military & pioneer history, 0$
Hill City [NW]
  • Hill City Oil Museum, Attraction: Relics from the local oil boom, replica of old-time service station
Hiawatha [NE]
  • Brown County Historical Society & Museum, Attraction: County history from 1854, doctor's room, general store, Victorian kitchen, schoolroom, $
Highland [NE]
  • Native American Heritage Museum State Historic Site (2 mi E on Old US36), Attraction: Housed in old Presbyterian mission building from 1846, history of the American Indian, 0$
Hillsboro [SE]
  • Mennonite Settlement Museum
  • Pioneer Adobe House Museum (1 mi S of US56), Attraction: Built in 1876 by a Mennonite family using adobe bricks, 7-room house contains period furnishings, adjacent machine shed with horse-drawn farm implements, Dutch Friesen Windmill is replica of 1876 wind-driven mill, country schoolhouse, $
Hutchinson [SE]
  • Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Museum, Attraction: Impressive collection of space artifacts, airplanes, & more, $$
  • Reno County Museum, Attraction: County history including salt mining and American Indian life, 1920s windmill, railroad caboose, locomotive, WPA outhouse, 0$
Independence [SE]
  • Independence Historical Museum, Attraction: Regional history from the 1600s to the present, American Indian culture, pioneer artifacts, Civil War items, 1884 schoolroom, furnished log cabin, $
  • Little House on the Prairie (1.3 mi SW of Independence on US75, Attraction: Log cabin reconstructed on the site where Laura Ingalls Wilder lived 1869-70, post office, one-room schoolhouse, 0$
  • Montgomery County Historical Museum, Attraction: Reconstructed log cabin, one-room schoolhouse, military displays, 0$
Iola [SE]
  • Allen County Historical Museum, Attraction: 1869 Old Jail, 0$
Kanopolis [NE]
  • Fort Harker Museum (on SR140), Attraction: Horse-drawn ambulance, uniforms, equipment from WWI & II, train depot, $
Kinsley [SW]
  • Edwards County Historical Museum (junction of US50 & US56), Attraction: Furnished sod house, 1884 church, blacksmith shop, horse-drawn machinery, early fire engine, 0$
La Crosse [NW]
  • Kansas Barbed Wire Museum, Attraction: Over 2,100 varieties of barbed wire, 0$
  • Post Rock Museum, Attraction: Tools used to create stone fence posts used because wood was scarce on the plains, 0$
Larned [SW]
  • Fort Larned National Historical Site (6 mi W of Larned on SR156), Attraction: Original buildings built in 1868 to guard Santa Fe Trail, reconstructed blockhouse, $
  • Santa Fe Trail Center Museum (2 mi W of Larned on SR156), Attraction: History of one of America's most important frontier trails, lifestyles of early Kansas pioneers, Wichita Indian artifacts, sod house, one-room schoolhouse, dugout house, $
Lawrence [NE]
  • Reuter Organ Company, Attraction: Tour of pipe organ factory
  • Watkins Community Museum of History, Attraction: Area history, Victorian parlor, 1920 electric car, horsedrawn surrey, 1850s cannon, 0$
Leavenworth [NE]
  • Fort Leavenworth, Attraction: Oldest fort in continuous operation west of the Mississippi River, established in 1827, important Army headquarters during the Mexican War 1846-48, 0$
  • Frontier Army Museum, Attraction: History of the frontier army and the Civil, Mexican, & Indian wars, carriage Abraham Lincoln rode in while visiting Leavenworth, Conestoga wagon, army carriages JN4 "Jenny" biplane, 0$
Lebanon [NW]

Exact center of contiguous U.S.

Lecompton [NE]
  • Constitution Hall, Attraction: Location where Kansas was admitted to the Union as a pro-slavery state, known as the birthplace of the Civil War as a result of the ensuing actions, 0$
Liberal [SW]
  • Coronado Museum, Attraction: Pioneer life, artifacts from Coronado's exploration of area, 0$
  • Dorothy's House, Land of Oz, Attraction: Replica of farmhouse from which Dorothy and Toto were whisked away by a twister into the Land of Oz, re-creation of the yellow-Brick Road, movie scenes & memorabilia, $
  • Mid-America Air Museum, Attraction: Fifth largest air museum in U.S., military & civilian aircraft, WWII fighters & bombers, more than 80 aircraft, $

Lindsborg [NE]

Swedish village

  • McPherson County Old Mill Museum, Attraction: Steam-powered flour mill, historic buildings, Swedish Pavilion, $

Lyons [SE]
  • Coronado Quivira Museum, Attraction: Commemorates visit to area by Coronado in 1541, Quivira Indian relics, $
Manhattan [NE]
  • Konza Prairie Biological Station (S of Manhattan of McDowell Creek Rd), Attraction: Hiking trails, buffalo herd
Marysville [NE]
  • Original Pony Express Home Station No 1 Museum, Attraction: 1859 headquarters for the postal riders, early post office boxes from 1854, $
Meade [SW]
  • Dalton Gang Hideout, Escape Tunnel & Museum, Attraction: Furnishings from 1887 and a 95-ft escape tunnel to the barn where getaway horses were stabled, $
  • Meade County Historical Society Museum, Attraction: Exhibits depicting area history, one-room schoolhouse, church, sod house, general store, blacksmith shop, livery barn, sheepherder's wagon, saddles, 0$
Minneapolis [NE]
  • Rock City (3.5 mi S on SR106), Attraction: 200 sandstone formations in interesting shapes, $
Neodesha [SE]
  • Norman No 1, Attraction: Replica of first successful commercial oil well west of the Mississippi River, history of area oil industry & agriculture, 0$
Newton [SE]
  • Kauffman Museum (Exit 34 off I-375), Attraction: Historic buildings, late 1800s homesteader's log cabin Kansas farmstead with 1875 house & 1886 barn, exhibits depicting arrival of Mennonites form Europe to the Central Plains in the 1870s, their culture & heritage, $
Norton [NW]
  • Prairie Dog State Park (5 mi SW of Norton), Attraction: 1.4-mi Prairie Dog Nature Trail, camping, $
Oakley [NW]
  • Buffalo Bill Cody Statue, Attraction: Statue of Buffalo Bill hunting buffalo near where he earned his nickname in 1886 by shooting 69 buffalo in one day
  • Monument Rocks (S of Oakley off Hwy83), Attraction: Unique foundations that rise abruptly from surrounding treeless plain, 0$
  • Prairie Dog Town (Exit 70 off I-70), Attraction: Animals native to Western Kansas, $
Oberlin [NW]
  • Decatur County Museum, Attraction: 13 buildings including a sod house, train depot, schoolhouse, land office, livery stable, 1930s gas station, grocery store, pioneer exhibits, American Indians artifacts, $
  • Last Indian Raid Museum, Attraction: Relics from an 1878 raid by Cheyenne Indians trying to allude the U.S. Army, rooms with late 1800s furnishings, $
Oxford [SE]
  • Old Oxford Mill, Attraction: Restored 1874 mill, 0$
Pawnee Rock [SW]
  • Pawnee Rock State Historic Site, Attraction: Landmark on the Santa Fe trail, site where Indians attacked wagon trains, $
Phillipsburg [NW]
  • Fort Bissell, Attraction: Reconstruction of an 1872 fort, antiques, doctor's office, barbershop, 1870 log house, furnished sod house, original post office, one-room schoolhouse, early general store, 0$
Pittsburg [SE]
  • Crawford County Historical Museum, Attraction: Horse-drawn vehicles, vintage clothing, deep coal-mining, farm implements, 1885 schoolhouse, 1922 Marion steam shovel, mom & pop store, 0$
Pleasanton [SE]
  • Linn County Historical Museum, Attraction: Period-room settings, old general store, antique cars, history of Civil War events in the area, 0$
  • Trading Post Museum (mile marker 96 on US69), Attraction: American Indian period before settlement, fur trade era, early settlement, the Border War, and the Civil War, 0$
Pratt [SW]
  • Pratt County Historical Museum, Attraction: American Indian artifacts, pioneer items, period rooms from the late 1800s, Old Time Main St, reconstructed 1800s town including a general store, post office, bank, jail, & icehouse, 0$
Republic [NE]
  • Pawnee Indian Village State Historic Site (8 mi N of US36 or SR266), Attraction: Excavated 1820 Pawnee Indian dwelling, exhibits depicting Indian life, 0$
Russell [NW]
  • Oil Patch Museum, Attraction: History of local oil exploration dating from 1923
Salina [NE]
  • Central Kansas Flywheel Historical Museum, Attraction: Vast collection of historical relics including farm machinery & implements, barbershop, print shop, general store, old post office, filling stations, & schoolhouse, $
  • Yesteryear Museum, Attraction: Way of life & instruments used by the area's ancestors, 1860 Kingsley-Ferguson Sawmill, Cox School House, 1900 Wells Methodist Church, Jayhawk Stacker, OMC Tractor, 0$
Seneca [NE]
  • Fort Markley, Attraction: Livery stable, general store, bank, and other vintage buildings moved from nearby frontier towns, camping, $
Shawnee [NE]
  • Old Shawnee Town, Attraction: Two log cabins, jail house, barn, smokehouse, schoolhouse relocated from surrounding area, $
Strong City [SE]
  • Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve (2 mi N of Strong City on SR177), Attraction: 11,000 acres of unspoiled prairie preserved just as seen by the early pioneers
Topeka [NE]
  • Combat Air Museum (Hanger 602), Attraction: Examples of aeronautical technology from all U.S. military conflicts from the early 1900s to present, $
  • Historic Ward-Meade Park, Attraction: Botanical gardens surrounding 1870 Victorian Ward-Meade house, log cabin, late 1800s schoolhouse, Mulvane general store, Santa Fe Railroad depot, Lingo Livery Stable, drugstore, physician's & dentist's office, $
  • Kansas Museum of History, Attraction: Kansas history from prehistoric to present times, 0$
Ulysses [SW]
  • Wagon Bed Springs, Attraction: Important site on the Santa Fe Trail on this dry & dangerous stretch
WaKeeney [NW]

Christmas City on the High Plains, holiday lights

  • Western Kansas Saloon & Grill, Attraction: Great food & steaks in an Old West atmosphere
Wallace [NW]
  • Fort Wallace Museum, Attraction: Site of 1865 fort, museum displays relics from days of the Indian wars, 0$
Wamego [NE]
  • Old Dutch Mill & Wamego Museum Complex, Attraction: Reconstructed 1870s mill, White Chapel School, jail, log cabin, $
  • Oz Museum, Attraction: Over 2,000 pieces of Oz memorabilia, $
Wellington [SE]
  • Chisholm Trail Museum, Attraction: Changing way of life in Kansas since state was settled, Chisholm trail, agricultural livelihood, 0$
West Mineral [SE]
  • Big Brutus (on Hwy102), Attraction: Giant coal-mining shovel, RV sites, $
Wichita [SE]
  • Kansas Aviation Museum (5 mi S of US54), Attraction: Planes, aircraft engines, & models, $
  • Mid-America All-Indian Center Museum, Attraction: North American Indian heritage, traditions, & cultures, village re-creates life of early tribes featuring a Wichita grass lodge, Sioux teepee, & Native American Garden, $
  • Old Cowtown Museum, Attraction: Restorations & reproductions of more than 40 buildings from 1865-80, Wichita's first jail, fully stocked general store, working newspaper shop, carpenter shop, drugstore, one-room school, historic houses, saloon, railroad depot, blacksmith shop, working farm, $
  • Wichita-Sedgewick County Historical Museum, Attraction: Re-creation of 1910 drugstore, collection of pattern-pressed glass from the 1890s, hand-painted china, toys, 1920s garage, Model T Ford, $
Wilson [NW]
  • Czech Museum, Attraction: Czech handcrafts, quilts, pioneer artifacts, 0$
Winfield [SE]
  • Town murals, Attraction: 15 murals depict town history
Yates Center [SE]
  • Frannie's Fix & Go Diner, Attraction: Meals at $1 a plate
  • Woodson County Historical Museum

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