Welcome to our selection of holiday rentals in Kansas.
Located in the Midwest of the United States, Kansas is named after its River, which was named after the Kansa tribe, the tribe's name is said to mean "people of the wind".
Kansas is a state known for its vast farmland but there is still plenty to do in the state. In the American Old-West, the Dalton gang robbed banks and trains in Kansas. Once enforcers of the law, they became outlaws themselves before meeting their end at the hands of the townsfolk of Coffeyville in 1892 whilst trying to rob two banks at the same time. Today you can visit the Dalton gangs hideout in Meade and the secret passageway that leaves the house to a barn built into the hillside that the gang used this to come and go, undetected by the law.
For those who enjoy a little history, the Mid-America Air Museum offers the chance to see over 100 aircraft and a base that was used for B-24 Liberators during World War 2. In Concordia, there is an old World War 2 POW camp that once housed 4000 prisoners. The prisoners would be used to work the farmland, railroads or in an Ice plant during their incarceration. Visitors can still see the camp today and have a glimpse of what it was like as a prisoner of war in World War 2.
For those with young children, Kansas still offers many things to enjoy. Fans of the Wizard of Oz can visit Dorothy’s house, a replica of the house used in the movie. The Land of Oz faithfully restores many of the scenes used in the movie, the yellow brick road and of course all the characters that made the story famous. Animal lovers can also visit the Dodge City Zoo, with various animals to see including a Siberian Tiger, a Cougar, Monkeys, Black Bears, Buffalo and more.
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Things to do
Mid-America Air Museum
The Mid-America Air Museum is located in Liberal. The site of the museum was once used as a training base for B-24 Bomber crews during World War 2 and is one of the largest aircraft museums in the United States. Although there are no B-24s at the museum today, visitors can still see over 100 aircraft from a range of backgrounds and periods in aviation history.
University of Kansas Natural History Museum
The University of Kansas Natural History Museum is a chance to take an interesting look at the origins of life on earth. The Museum hosts several exhibits exploring several periods in pre history including life before man and a detailed explanation of evolution. The Bugtown Exhibit displays live insects and explains how insects live and eat.
Colby Bowl & Fun Centre
The Colby Bowl & Fun Centre is a nice choice for families to take a break from the historical attractions of Kansas and enjoy some bowling. The centre plays league days so it’s best to check before arriving. The centre also offers an arcade for the younger children.
Dodge City Raceway Park
The Dodge City Raceway Park is one of America’s top dirt tracks. The park hosts a range of action-packed racing disciplines making for a great day out for all the family, especially those who love speed.
Lee Richardson Zoo
The Lee Richardson Zoo is a popular attraction in Kansas, admitting over 200,000 visitors each year. The zoo sits in a large park and displays a range of animals including Lions, Elephants, Giraffes, Rhinos and the rare Snow and Amur Leopards.
Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad
The Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad is home to a recently restored steam locomotive. The railway is owned by a non-profit organisation, which offers the chance to take a ride aboard the train once per month. Be sure to check the dates the train will be operational before arrival.
Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
The Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens cover 300 acres of stunning landscape with a range of ecosystems. Visitors can view each of these ecosystems and take a trip along one of the gardens hiking trails.
Kansas’ busiest airport is the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, which serves several of the countries airports. International visitors may need to fly to another state before flying to Kansas. The Kansas City International Airport is located in Missouri
The state capital is Topeka, though its largest city is Wichita. The Kansas portion of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area is the largest metro area in the state. Other notable cities include Overland Park, Topeka and Olathe.
The Climate in Kansas varies widely depending on location within the state. The eastern portion of the state tends to have hot-humid summers and cold winters. The western area tends to have mild winters. In summer temperatures can get very high, the record high was almost 50°C making it one of the highest recorded high temperatures in the United States. The weather in Kansas can also become extreme during the spring with powerful tornados being relatively frequent compared with most states.
Kansas is a land locked U.S. state located in the heart of the country. Kansas shares boarders with four other states; Colorado, Nebraska, Missouri and Oklahoma.