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
This is the stuff road trips through Middle America are made of: slurping milkshakes at a Formica countertop in a diner that hasn’t changed since 1950, cruising by fields of sunflowers and amber waves of grain that st...
Top 10 unusual places to go wine tasting in the US
Think wine in the US only comes from the west coast? Intrepid and weather-defying vintners are beating the odds and producing wines across this diverse land, from the bucolic shores of Vermont’s Lake Champlain to the ...
Parks and recreation: fun things to do in New York City's green spaces
When the sweat's dripping down the back of your neck and the sirens and concrete canyons get all too much, New York's parks offer up open skies and flat, green – ahhh, just gimme some – space...
Boston by boat: harbor cruises, islands and whale watching
With its newly revitalized waterfront, Boston has flung open its front doors to the glorious expanse of the Boston Harbor and the sparkling sea beyond...