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cath2002my Kansas City - A travel report by Catherine
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Kansas, US

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Welcome to Kansas, or you can call it Sunflower State :) Kansas can't claim an ocean or a mountain range, but it has a subtle beauty and a slower pace that we always enjoy.


Potter Lake
Potter Lake
The geographical centre of North America, Kansas is a major agricultural area, with vast areas of farmland.Today, the State boasts many monuments to its Old West past, as well as numerous recreation centres, reservoirs and rivers offering all kinds of outdoor pursuits. Attractions include the restored cattle town of Dodge City. Here, it is worth visiting the Boot Hill Museum which recreates the Boot Hill Cemetery and Front Street as they looked in the 1870s. Near Boot Hill is the Gunfighter Wax Museum, located in the Kansas Teachers’ Hall of Fame. In Abilene, the Eisenhower Center houses the Eisenhower family home from 1898 to 1946, as well as a museum and library. Wichita, the largest city in Kansas, famed today for aircraft manufacture, is home to the Museums on the River District that includes an art museum and a botanical garden. Particularly worth a visit are the Old Cowtown Museum, which introduces visitors to the cattle days of the 1870s with an open-air history exhibit, the Mid-America All-Indian Center Museum, where traditional and modern works by Native American artists are on display, and Exploration Place, with its many fascinating discovery exhibits. Wichita is also home to Sedgwick County Zoo, one of Kansas’s top tourist attractions. Kansas’s capital, Topeka, boasts the Kansas Museum of History, the Kansas State Capitol, dating back to 1866, and the Topeka Zoological Park.

Favourite spots:
Hutchison State Fair
Hutchison State Fair
El Dorado also known as an Oil Town, is the largest underground oil reserves in the United States which was pooled in the ground below it. Today, El Dorado is a progressive, economically diverse community located on the edge of the beautiful Flint Hills in south central Kansas. From fine art museums to respected antique malls and historic depots. In Jackson, you can visit Denison Historical Society Museum, Roebke House Memorial,Holton, House by Sears Roebuck & Co, Holton, & etc. In Minneapolis, If you like baseball you should not miss the summer nights at Hap McKain's Complex. The City also sponsors T-ball and coach pitch for their younger residents. Later in the summer several of the young couples form slow pitch softball games. You also can visit the arboretum & botanical gardens & also enjoy the bike/hike trail in Overland Park.

What's really great:
Topeka Capital
Topeka Capital
The most special memorable attraction for me in Kansas is the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. You can fine interesting shops, fun people, sexy men and women, and swordfighting! Besides, one can visit the American Indian Art Center too. The quality of the product seen and offered are wonderful. The owners are very friendly and know what they are talking about. Well worth the time to stop, talk and shop. Anywhere, there are many places that i love to visit such as Hickok Days, Abilene & Smokey Valley Railroad, Christmas in the Depot, Antique Doll Museum, Hall of Generals & as well as Ida Stover Quilt Show.

Sights:
Depot Day
Depot Day
- Ida Stover Eisenhower
- Hall of Generals
- Abilene & Smokey Valley
- Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
- Christmas in the Depot
& etc

Accommodations:
Witchita Hotel
Witchita Hotel
- Hilton Garden Inn Kansas City
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites
- Wichita Inn West
- Liberal Inn
- The Castle Inn Riverside

Restaurants:
Olive Garden Restorant
Olive Garden Restorant
- Red Lobster => Cuisine: Fish & Seafood
If you have a yearning for seafood this is the place to go. Red Lobster has a wide variety of good eats for the entire family. Various appetizers, special entrees, drinks and desserts ensure a menu with something for just about anybody.

- Olive Garden => Cuisine: Italian
Their moniker breadsticks and one-of-a-kind menu make them an American icon. Anywhere, standard Italian options like bruchetta, calamari, ravioli, and eggplant parmigiana line their extensive menu. More exotic items like salmon, chicken dishes, and innovative pizzas are also available.

Published on Tuesday October 18th, 2005


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Thu, Oct 20 2005 - 01:30 PM rating by toribio

ONE DAY I WILL TRAVEL TO AMERICA. GOODD WRITEN

Thu, Oct 20 2005 - 09:23 AM rating by bear495

This is an interesting report. Although the accomodations and the restaurants are of the common, McDonaldized variety, they definitely can be found in abundance in the United States. Thanks for sharing with us.

Russ

Wed, Oct 19 2005 - 08:54 PM rating by miguelmarchi

very good
I only know Kansas by the films

Tue, Oct 18 2005 - 09:24 PM rating by eirekay

Catherine, Wonderful Report with terrific photos. I agree with you - Kansas is lovely!
Eire

Tue, Oct 18 2005 - 07:53 PM rating by gloriajames

Hiya Catherine
Nice first report though short on some info. Nevertheless you have uploaded some beautiful pics, I love the pic of Potter Lake, simply brilliant. Keep the good work flowing!
Gloria

Tue, Oct 18 2005 - 04:13 PM rating by jesusferro

I have yet to write my first report, about Buenos Aires, and would like to start like you in this report.

Tue, Oct 18 2005 - 01:35 PM rating by davidx

I feel mean not giving it 5 but I hoped for something on restaurants and 'other' as well. The sections you have done certainly merit 5*

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