I recently made a trip to western Missouri and wanted to see what there might be to see in Kansas along the way. Thank you, Marci Penner for helping me out with The Kansas Guidebook for Explorers. Penner has gathered together all the quirky, fascinating, yummy, sites of our great state. She led us to the Oregon Trail Nature Park right outside of Belvue for a picnic lunch and a quick hike with a beautiful view. Then we went on to Atchison and enjoyed the Atchison County Historical Society and Museum. The highlight of the trip, though, was the International Forest of Friendship, which I’m sure we never would have explored without Penner’s description. The park has trees from every state and all over the world along with plaques to honor those involved in aviation and space exploration. It seemed like strange combination of horticulture and aviation, but turned out to be a peaceful place for reflection.
Grab The Kansas Guidebook for your next day trip and find the hidden treasures that await you.