Kansas The Sunflower State

Kansas State is located at the Midwestern region of United States where it is surrounded by Nebraska in the North, Oklahoma in the South, Missouri from the East and Colorado from the West. Topeka is the capital city of Kansas. It is a historical city and is a great place to visit and explore. Sunflower is the state flower of Kansas, with the history over 3,000 years; the seeds of sunflowers were supplied as the food for the Native American.

There are five major businesses in Kansas: agriculture, cattle production, energy, aviation and non-fuel minerals for industrial usage. Besides sunflowers, the main agriculture production is wheat and sorghum, sunflower is ranked forth. Apart from agricultural, cattle production in Kansas is positioned at the third place nationwide.

The energy industry is part of the major business in Kansas, by providing the alternative types of energy, such as wind power and solar system. With the strategic location, Kansas is ranked at the second place in the wind energy production and be able to develop further in the future.

Peak time to visit Kansas is around summer and fall season, which is during the month of June, July, August and September. During these months, the weather is warm and dry, but there might be some tornado and thunderstorms which is rather dangerous around the area.

There are many tourist destinations that attract visitors to visit annually such as museum, historical city, many popular natures attractions in Kansas.

The Grinter’s Sunflower Farm is the perfect place to visit. Entrance fee is absolutely free but visitors must pay one dollar for every sunflower they bring home. Visitors can take photos, tour and pick flowers during visit. Also with the location nearer to city, many visitors find it convenience to visit, to make this farm more and more popular. Every year during Labor Day is the best season for sunflowers to bloom. For the full experience, visit on weekday to enjoy the flower farm with less crowds.

Address:  24154 Stillwell Road Lawrence, Kansas 66044

There are big lavender farms surrounding Topeka as one of the most famous tourist attraction. The best time to visit the lavender farms is during summer season when lavender blossom and during harvest season. Lavender products are also available for purchase; such as raw lavender and lavender honey.

Address: 12021 NW 13th St. Topeka, KS 66615

The Monument Rocks, Castle Rock, Mushroom Rock, Rock City has made to be the Eighth marvels scenery in Kansas state. The Monument Rocks were declared as the very first National Natural Landmark in Kansas and with its gigantic chalk creations which is as high as seventy plus feet tall. In between the monument, there is an amazing discovery of which is call the keyhole.?This Keyhole window view present one of the most fantastic sunset view in Kansas.

Address: Gove 16, Oakley, KS 67748

The Mushroom Rock is the tiniest state park (about 5 acre) among the rest of the 8 wonders, but has the most extraordinary shape with the named hoodoos.The Native American marked the rock as the for meeting and discussion landmarks. There are some graffiti on those rocks that proof of their existence. This park is linked to another state park – Rock City, with the main attraction for geology and fossil.

Address: 200 Horsethief Rd., Marquette, Kansas 67464

Now we Come to the largest city of Kansas and that is Wichita! Wichita has plenty of entertainment and cultural activities for visitors. One of which is the Botanica Garden. It is a popular theme garden with about 9.5 acre in size including attractions such as woodland glade, butterfly garden, memorial fountain, aquatic collection and the rose garden. Over the years, many guests particularly family with children would put this into their vacation plan as there are many attractions located all in one place.

Address: 701 Amidon St, Wichita, KS 67203

Apart from cultural, Wichita has another major attraction; which is call old Cowtown Museum.This place has a huge historical story during 1860s and 1870s era. There are many historical buildings, farming equipments, clothing and textiles exhibited for all visitors to see and experience that particular era. The historical buildings at Cowtown are recreated along the Arkansas River and are open to public all year round. Along the visit, Cowtown offers the world’s greatest store for western cowboy attires.

Address: 1865 Museum Blvd, Wichita, KS 67203

St. Fidelis Church, Victoria is a Catholic church that located on the National Visitor Register. Accepting more than 16,000 visitors annually. This church was built in year 1911 with the name of Cathedral of the Plains and it is one of the 8 wonders of Kansas state. This is the biggest church at the west of Mississippi. The church from ground to ceiling is about 44 feet and the top of the tower is 141 feet tall. The length is 220 feet with the wide of 110 feet. The church is similar to Romanesque structure and beautiful architecture that represent the classic basilicas culture.

Address: 900 Cathedral Ave, Victoria, KS 67671

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