Places in Kansas
From its early cow-town days at the head of the Chisholm Trail in the 1870s to its current claim as Air Capital of the World (thanks to about half the world's general aviation aircraft being built here by the likes of Cessna and others), Kansas' largest city has always been a busy place. It's a worthwhile stopover but not at the expense of the rest of the state.
Along US 56
US 56 follows the old Santa Fe Trail to Dodge City through the heart of the heartland. Most sights along here are also easily reached from US 50. The large Mennonite communities around Hillsboro are descendants of Russian immigrants who brought the 'Turkey Red' strain of wheat to the Plains, where it thrived despite harsh conditions.
Tips and articles
The Heartland’s best hits: top Kansas sights along I-70
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The changing role of travel tech in 2015
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