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For information on tourism in Kansas you can contact the State tourist board at:

Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing
Travel & Tourism Development Division
1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 100
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1354 Telephone: +1 785 296-2009
Fax: +1 785 296-6988

Website: http://www.travelks.com/

 

 

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Star for Vacation RentalsCovert Creek Lodge - Waldo Enjoy guided hunts in the high hills, timbered canyons and about six miles of main Covert Creek along with several good tributary creeks. Covert Creek Lodge offers Upland Game, Large and Small Game, Largemouth Bass fishing and Clay Pigeon shooting. All hunts require a minimum of two hunters per party. Pheasant hunting on controlled shooting areas run September 1 to March 31. Normal season hunts apply on other areas.

Phone: +1-888-942-3245

Kansas is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansas River which flows through it, which in turn was named after the Kansa tribe, which inhabited the area. The tribe's name (natively kką:ze) is often said to mean "people of the wind" or "people of the south wind," although this was probably not the term's original meaning. Residents of Kansas are called "Kansans."

For thousands of years what is now Kansas was home to numerous and diverse Native American tribes. Tribes in the Eastern part of the state generally lived in villages along the river valleys. Tribes in the Western part of the state were semi-nomadic and hunted large herds of bison. Kansas was first settled by European Americans in the 1830s, but the pace of settlement accelerated in the 1850s, in the midst of political wars over the slavery issue. When officially opened to settlement by the U.S. government in 1854, abolitionist Free-Staters from New England and pro-slavery settlers from neighboring Missouri rushed to the territory to determine if Kansas would become a free state or a slave state. Thus, the area was a hotbed of violence and chaos in its early days as these forces collided, and was known as Bleeding Kansas. The abolitionists eventually prevailed and on January 29, 1861, Kansas entered the Union as a free state. After the Civil War, the population of Kansas grew rapidly, when waves of immigrants turned the prairie into farmland. Today, Kansas is one of the most productive agricultural states, producing high yields of wheat, sorghum and sunflowers.

Below is a list of Kansas landmarks. This list includes various landmarks in the state of Kansas.

The John Brown museum is located in Osawatomie.
The boyhood home of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Eisenhower Library, and his grave are located in Abilene.
Abilene is the ending point of the Chisholm Trail where the cattle driven from Texas were loaded onto rail cars.
The house of Carrie Nation, now a museum, is located in Medicine Lodge.
Constitution Hall in Lecompton is the location where the Kansas Territorial Government convened and drafted a pro-slavery constitution.
The Oz Museum in Wamego features Dorothy's House, a recreation of the farm house featured in the film The Wizard of Oz and inspired by L. Frank Baum's fantasy novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, located in Hutchinson, is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution. The museum features the largest collection of artifacts from the Russian Space Program outside of Moscow. It is also home to Apollo 13, an SR-71 Blackbird, and many space artifacts.
The award-winning Kansas Museum of History is the state museum, and is located in the capital city of Topeka.
The world's largest ball of twine, created August 15, 1953, in Cawker City.
The Greyhound Hall of Fame is also located in Abilene.
The Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant in De Soto opened in 1942 to manufacture gunpowder and munitions propellants for World War II. The closed plant sits on over 9000 acres (36 km²) of land which was made up of more than 100 farms.
The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics houses the largest collection of papers for a politician other than a president. The institute is located in Lawrence, on the campus of the University of Kansas.
The Boot-Lip Hill Museum in Dodge City features Old West memorabilia and history.
The National Teachers Hall of Fame is located in Emporia.
The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame is located in Bonner Springs.
The Horace Greeley museum is located in Tribune.
The Boyer Gallery, a collection of animated sculptures made by Paul Boyer is located in Belleville.
The fifth largest collection of civilian and military aircraft in the United States is located at the Mid-America Air Museum in Liberal.
The Big Well, the world's largest hand dug well, is in Greensburg.
The Sternberg Museum of Natural History in Hays, features exhibits of several fossils discovered by Charles Hazelius Sternberg as well as various temporary exhibits.
Big Basin and Little Basin are two large sinkholes located in Clark County.
Arikaree Breaks are badlands located in Cheyenne County, Kansas.
The Cimarron National Grassland, Kansas's largest tract of public land, is located in Morton County.
Monument Rocks is a series of chalk arcs and other formations. Kansas also has many other formations of this nature.
The chalk formation Castle Rock (Kansas) and nearby badlands, near Quinter, Kansas.
The boyhood home of General Frederick Funston is located in Iola.
A replica of Norman Number 1 (supposedly the first oil derrick west of the Mississippi River) and a small museum dedicated to it are located near the chamber of commerce building in Neodesha (located in the eastern end of the town, just before its Main Street merges with U.S. 75). The original derrick and museum were located on Mill Street, but were abandoned shortly before erosion caused the derrick to collapse into the Verdigris River.
The Dalton Defenders Museum, located in Coffeyville, commemorates the townspeople who died defending the town against the Dalton Gang, who unsuccessfully attempted to rob two Coffeyville banks simultaneously on October 5, 1892.
Concordia is home of the historic Brown Grand Theatre and Camp Concordia, a World War II Prisoner of war camp.
Big Brutus, the largest electric strip mining shovel still in existence. On display in West Mineral, Kansas.

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