National Sites, Landmarks & Trails

California-Oregon Trail Ferry across the Kansas River.

California-Oregon Trail Ferry across the Kansas River.

Brown vs Board Of Education National Historic Site, Topeka, Kansas.

California National Historic Trail, Kansas

Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge, Hartford, Kansas

Fort Larned National Historic Site, Larned, Kansas – Established in 1859 on the vast prairie in western Kansas near the midpoint of the Santa Fe Trail. Its Indian Agency was also instrumental in maintaining friendly relations with Plains Indians. Today, with nine restored buildings, it is the best-preserved Indian wars military post on the Santa Fe Trail. The historic fort is located 6 miles west of Larned, Kansas on Kansas Highway 156. Fort Larned National Historic Site, 1767 Kansas Highway 156, Larned, Kansas  67550-9321, 620-285-6911.

Fort Scott, Kansas by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Fort Scott, Kansas by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Fort Scott National Historic Site, Fort Scott, Kansas

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail, Kansas

Monument Rocks National Natural Landmark, Gove County, Kansas

Nicodemus National Historic Site, Nicodemus, Kansas

Oregon National Historic Trail, northeast Kansas

Pony Express National Historic Trail, northeast Kansas

Santa Fe National Historic Trail, Across the entire width of Kansas

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve – Strong City, Kansas – Once covering 140 million acres of North America, the vast majority of the tallgrass prairie was plowed under or developed during the days of westward expansion. Today less than 4% remains, mostly here in the Kansas Flint Hills. The preserve protects a nationally significant remnant of the once vast tallgrass prairie and its cultural resources. 2480 Kansas Highway 177, Strong City, Kansas  66869, 620-273-8494.

Monument Rocks in Gove County by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Monument Rocks in Gove County by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Also See:

Kansas Destinations

Kansas History

Kansas Photo Galleries

Kansas Scenic Byways